Monday, September 27, 2010
The walk to work this morning could not have been better.
Well, it could be. I could be enjoying retirement, instead. But everything else was a Goldilocks morning.
The temperature was 60. Nice shirt sleeve weather.
More like an early summer morning. No nip of fall. Just right for sitting outside drinking coffee and eating croissants. As some are wont to do.
When I left the house, the sky was perfectly clear. And the sun was just beginning to peek over the Cascades.
Despite the warm morning weather, though, it is fall. By the time I started walking through the state government campus, an autumn fog rolled in from the Willamette.
My walks to work are starting to become utilitarian. How I get from A to Q. As a result, I am losing my pedestrian instinct to enjoy my surroundings.
Today was no different. My head was already at work. But, as I walked past a fellow drudge, he looked past me with a bit of amazement in his eyes.
I turned around to see one of those sights that makes walking a joy. The sun was just above the horizon shining through the fog around the Capitol dome -- reflecting everything in a fountain pool.
One of those moments that remind me that Oregon is great place to live.
And there I was without my camera. But my BlackBerry can operate as a camera. So, shoot I did.
The resolution is bad. Flat. You cannot see the depth of the fog and the interplay of light on the water. My Panasonic could have done justice to the shot.
But most things we photograph reside in our minds, not in our photographs. And that is where this one will live.
Not a bad way to start a Monday morning.