This old barn serenely rides the crest of a hill in Warrior, Alabama. I have photographed it many times of the past twenty years or more. This time the colors were enriched by rain and the setting sun.
This water tower and building made a perfect silhouette against the blazing sunset in Oxford, Alabama.
One of the beauties of driving through Florida is seeing the sprawling oak trees in pastures and fields.
Something that I observed while I was a teenager is that trees that spread their limbs wide, are seldom blown over by strong winds. On the other hand, trees like the poplar and Bradford pear that hold their limbs close and stretch them high, grow tall but are easily snapped by wind.
The same is true of people. Those who spread their arms to bless others are generally stronger than those who use all their efforts for selfish ambition and gain.
I saw the oak tree pictured above, along US 173 in the panhandle of Florida. I saw it and drove past it, but could not resist, so I found a place to make a U-turn and went back to make a photograph of it.
During the first hour of the night, the clouds repeatedly covered the moon. But the moon kept peeking through, kept climbing upward, until it broke loose from the realm of clouds, and lit up the sky shouting to those walking in the night, “No cloud can cover you forever.” — Steven Norman
Each time I have been to Seattle the weather has prevented me from photographing Mt. Rainier. Once when I was flying back to the East Coast I looked out of my window just in time to see Mt Rainier pushing its way up through the clouds. Glad to be in a window seat and have a clean window for a change, I grabbed my wife’s camera and made this image. Sometimes the best pictures come after we think all hope is gone.