Mountains before they have turned green- I love that time of year. This picture was made standing behind the South County Library in Roanoke VA. I set up by the staff entrance- they have a great view! The trees had not leafed yet, but the grass was a beautiful yellow green and some of the trees were full of white blossoms. Everything about that day felt like the quiet before the boom of spring. The sky was a white light blue and so big. There were two vans parked near where I stood. The way the sun shone on their roofs looked so peaceful and still. When I look at this image I’m reminded of fish sleeping lazily on the bottom of a riverbed in the noon-day sun.
While I was working a woman arrived before her shift and she sat near me eating a meal, looking at the mountains and catching up with a friend on the phone. It was so sweet sharing that bit of private life with her watching the mountains and the sun. I love this picture- for its stillness, quietness, and vast sense of privacy.