“But it’s raining..”

Gray. Overcast. Wet. Chilly. Muddy. Did I mention wet?

I found this little guy on my fall walkabout, just after crossing the Shasta mountain range, driving through snow and rain as I entered Oregon from western Nevada. I’d stopped to get shots of the low gray clouds over some river valley I never bothered to identify, and because I’m an idiot, I’d walked away from my car to investigate the little road, more of a mud track really, that wound its way into the trees and probably off to some cave full of bears playing poker.

As luck would have it, I spotted this little guy crossing the road, braving the rain, probably lost. Maybe drunk. I didn’t ask.

Anyway, my point is, just because it sucks outside, doesn’t mean there’s nothing to shoot. Embrace the suck, beauty is everywhere.

One thought on ““But it’s raining..”

  1. I take most of my solitary bee shots in the early spring. The critters need the heat of the sun to fuel their metabolism, and when the sun drops behind the clouds it’s like flicking a switch to “off” -they simply go dormant and I can pretty much get as close as I want.

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