The beauty of the natural world lies in the details…
— Natalie Angier
Last week, the Washington Post did a travel article “In the Southwest, year-round fall colors” by Andrea Sachs. It compares the colors in the Southwest to the temporary colors of fall in the east. I happened to be a Petrified Forest at the right time as artist in residence, and spoke to the reporter (near the end of the article). The splash image is mine, and it links to gallery with about a dozen of my pictures. The link is below:
Crossed Colorado as the aspens were going golden. Got to Homestead in Beatrice, NE two days early (10/2). This extra time gave me time to rest up from the drive, send out pictures from the wine dinner at Sorrel River Ranch and get my head together. Apparently some interns stayed a bit longer in the residence at the Park, so I get to stay in private cottage with all of the comforts of home: TV, washer and dryer, etc., except for no wifi. Got access at the Education Center at the Monument today, that is about a mile away, otherwise, I need to use the library as I did today, but that is about 5 miles away. Folks in town and at the monument are real nice. The monument seems to have a good relationship with the town, and on Thursday, I will help with a water quality lesson with fifth graders and there is a prairie seed collection and Art in the Park on Saturday, so I will be keeping busy.
The photography opportunities are much less obvious than at Rocky Mountains or Petrified Forest, so I will need to work a lot harder at being creative. I will start with some of the old cabins and farm equipment at the Monument and possibly do a collage like I have started at Rocky Mountains.