From former poet laureate, Billy Collins, these thoughts on inspiration–

But I think, in terms of finding things to write about, a poet has to train oneself to be opportunistic about everyday experiences. You have to be a little vigilant and hope for an opportunity. And you never know where you’re gonna find it.

These words apply to photography just as well to writing poetry. A visit to a just-down-the-road friend offers the possibility and the potential for making a photograph. This sugar maple tree lives in the yard of our friends, Candice and Frank. It casts a rosy glow on their home that makes the autumn chore of leaf-raking well worth the effort.

Day 249

Day 249