Today’s picture was actually taken on my 40th birthday, 3/22/17. My girlfriend was sweet enough to pose for me for several shots, and this one is probably my favorite of the day. The smile of her mouth matches the joy in her eyes. The feminine delight in the picture powerfully reveals a woman at blissful peace laying among spring wildflowers bathed in afternoon light. The yellows and purples are fresh and bright. Even the shadows cast spring upon the ground and on her face. And beneath her is a soft bed of sand, making it seem as if we were on a beach and not in the middle of a desert.
Spring will move forward, but I’m happy this photo will remain unchanged.