I sat my ring down the other day and happened to see this shadow appearing inside the ring. I was stunned!! I moved the ring to a better position to bring a deeper shadow out and then shot it. I don't know where the heart came from but I'm thinking it's an artifact of the general inscription inside the ring somehow.
Get to the Point
This black and white close up of a barrel cactus was taken outside the Meadowlark Arboretum in Vienna, VA. According to Wikipedia "A punture to Human Skin from one of the spines is considered a "Dirty Wound". Antibiotics will be needed if the puncture is deep enough (approximately 1/8th inch or deeper); and can take several months for the wound to heal properly. Barrel Cactus plants are one of the more dangerous Cacti in the Desert." That's definitely to the point!
Crossing the Line
Sometimes you're called to make a choice betwen staying inside your box and playing nicely, or crossing the line and making a difference. If you're the type of person that isn't satisfied with the norm, then you know it's not without danger when choosing to cross that line. But without a little risk and danger, we'll never succeed or make it easy for others to be successful.
This photo was taken outside of the National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
My son ran his first triathlon today and did an awesome job for this first time out! I really love this photo b/c it's raw...this was right after he crossed the finish line...so proud of him!