I try to vary my evening walk, but most days my dog prefers the same route. For years I have tried to train myself to see these habitual paths with the eye of a world traveler--a new, and exotic meander. We view the same pastures and I find as the sun drops low in the sky I am drawn to photograph a similar cow in silhouette. It's as if I have never seen that sky, that field, or that particular bovine stance.To the attentive eye,
each moment of the year
has its own beauty,
and in the same field,
a picture which was never seen before,
and which shall never be seen again.
-- Ralph Waldon Emerson, from Nature: Addresses and Lectures (1849)