One of my biggest passions and joys in life is photographing nature and especially weather. Every once in awhile we will get this perfect storm (pun intended) of crazy clouds and rain right as the sun is setting. I took this photo right outside our backyard in the open space. It was a pretty amazing moment. I want more of those.
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My alarm went off at 3:40am. I had a deadline to meet. I had a made a promise, a promise to myself that I had to keep.
Life has changed a lot for me over that last couple years. In less than two years I went from being a married 20-something to being a thirty year old father of two. It has been the most amazing 2 years ever and I wouldn't change a thing about it. But one part of my life that has gone away a little bit is my ability to seek adventure. I need adventure in my life. I actually think every man does, it is part of what makes us men. I made a promise to myself that I would again start to seek adventure.
With that promise I also agreed to myself that I would not sacrifice my role as a husband and father for adventure. It will need to supplement my responsibly and keep me refreshed and recharged to keep being the husband and dad I am called to be. I figured out that the best way to do this is to use the hours of the day that most people don't. So this morning Scott and I loaded up the Jeeps and headed west.
We originally planned on doing Middle Saint Vrain trail but it was a bit too snow packed for two open-diff Jeeps. We ended up doing Bunce School Road. It was challenging, windy, cold, beautiful, and exactly what I needed. I ended up only getting one good picture. I will document future trips a little better. This was just about getting out into the wild for a little bit.
Adventure is necessary, especially for men. I am learning to find it where I can.
I found this old photo from Florida today. I have gone in and out of phases where I dig HDR photos. This one looks good to me right now but I might hate it tomorrow.