Ice Cubes, Gilbert AZ

Some subjects I can revisit as often as I like: Parliament Hill when I’m in Ottawa, basic desert landscapes when I’m in Phoenix.

Some subjects I can count on accessing more often than not: native birds wherever I am.

And some subjects are total serendipity: I only get one chance to be in the right place at the right time.  

As I was one February afternoon when the golf course bordering our Gilbert neighbourhood dumped some ice cubes on the ground, just before I walked by in the direction of the setting sun.  If I’d been a few minutes earlier or later, or even if I’d been going the other direction, I never would have seen this.

Ice cubes melting on ground and backlit by late-afternoon light.



  1. Jim Taylor

    I’ve heard this called “mindfulness” — the ability to focus on the instant, on the moment, of simply being aware of the marvels going on around us. Possibly photographers have an advantage here.
    Jim T

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Jim – Maybe. I look at my surroundings differently when I have a camera with me – even just the camera in my phone. Maybe we’re moving more into mindfulness as a society, since almost everyone has some sort of camera with them these days.

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