All day my right knee and head ached. I couldn’t figure out why. Yes, I’ve been busy, but nothing too taxing. The day was glorious – the first truly warm one of the season – but I didn’t enjoy it. The pain became almost debilitating in late afternoon, as the skies suddenly darkened and a thunderstorm blew through.
20 minutes later, the storm was over and I felt great. Flexing my knee and rolling my head on my neck, I realized that, not only did my joints no longer ache, but the light was AMAZING.
Phone in hand, I headed out. The air was probably 20 degrees cooler with that soft feel that I only ever notice in spring. Robins were gorging themselves on the worms forced out of the ground by the rain storm. Trees dripped, the creek swelled, and my heart sang. I walked for over an hour, snapping photo after photo until the light finally gave out.
I have no desire to be a human barometer for changing weather patterns. But, if it is to be so, I will need to remember the delight on the other side of the ache. Nothing lasts, after all. But if we stop long enough, the moments can be exquisite.
All photos taken by me, with an iPhone.
No filters or Photoshopping beyond cropping.