Welcome to the third installment of my “Saturday Shorts.” Today’s shorts include true tales from the Sonoran Desert, helpful tips on how to survive the scorching “dry” heat, and a bonus short, just for fun. It may be cooling down elsewhere, but it is still very hot in my lovely state – we are now at 135 days of over 100 degrees F. and today should bring us to 136 days. 🔥 I love learning about other places and cultures through my blog interactions; I hope you enjoy this post – a snapshot of life in Arizona. All photographs are mine this time (except for the picture of me taking a picture). 📷 😄 All quotes are mine, except for the one I borrowed from an animated ass. 😜
I recently experienced what my photography teacher would have described as a “decisive moment.” The term, made popular by street photographer and photojournalist, Henri Cartier-Bresson, refers to capturing an event that is spontaneous. My moment, that might not exactly fit his definition, was a gorgeous and quickly vanishing sunset. I had only a few minutes to capture the perfectly placed smoke-enhanced setting sun. I was aiming (haha) for several descending shots and I did not want the moment to be a blur (hahaha). Without a tripod, I became the steady stand – elbows in and legs square for balance – I focused and began clicking (cell phone photo below). Fortunately, my camera was properly set and I did not miss the moment! I hope life brings you plenty of sunshine! 🌞 Michele
If you like these shorts, you might enjoy my previous shorts: https://myinspiredlife.org/2020/08/22/saturday-shorts-the-high-school-years/ https://myinspiredlife.org/2020/06/27/saturday-shorts/
Photos: All nature photos were taken from as far south as Tucson, up to Prescott (Northern AZ) and several places in between. The citrus, salsa ingredients, and rat trap photo (odd list) are from mi casa. 🍋 🌶 🐀 🏡
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