“Front Porch Fall” is a visual offering inspired by a blessed opportunity.
At this time of the year I’m usually taking photographic field trips to fall forests, hither and yon. But this year, 2010, I’ve had the privilege to be a 24-7, grandpa-care-giver to my 16-month-old grandson, Ethan. I've been blessed with this opportunity since his mother, Yubiana, a recently commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, is at Fort Jackson, S.C., completing her officer leadership training. So...my usual serendipity search for splendiferous fall foliage had to be put on hold.
But…my wife and I are blessed to live on an acreage in the Appalachian foothills. So, this visual offering, “Front Porch Fall,” is just that: photographs made on, and no further than 50 yards away from our front porch.
Not only has my stay-at-home-visual-voyage, re-enforced my belief that “God Has a Great Imagination!” but, as Marcel Proust so wisely proffered, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Don’t believe me? Equip yourself with some “new eyes” and take a good look from your “front porch.” SEE!!!