Having only just moved from California to North Carolina, I feel like my feet haven’t quite touched the ground yet. On top of that, a wave of tropically hot, humid and stormy weather over Christmas made hearing “sleigh bells ring….” into a somewhat surreal experience!
In spite of the terrible drought, I confess that I’m missing the California landscape — it’s been such a source of inspiration for the past few years. Having gone over a month without really doing any landscape photography, I’ve felt like something vital was missing from life.
The stormy weather actually offered a saving grace, in the form of amazing, atmospheric and tumultuous beauty — the kind that really speaks to me.
This image was taken in Pawleys Island, SC. the day after Christmas, in the calm spells between bouts of rain. It gave me hope that I can find scenery here that stirs my soul.