Today, 54 degrees and cloudy on the 42nd latitude in Michigan. Tonight, a low of 37. I took this photo a few days ago on another dreary May morning. Rt. 89 is a two-lane highway in the southwest part of the state that begins at Lake Michigan, west of Fennville, and winds its way through Allegan, Otsego and Richland (where this photo was taken), before terminating in Battle Creek.
The rain came down in a drizzle, just enough for the windshield wipers to stay on intermittent. Rounding a curve in the road, I came to the sight of this tree and its reflection in the still water. A rare opening in the cloud cover perfectly lit the scene. It was then I committed a photography sin: I didn’t stop to capture the moment. A half hour later, sure I had missed my opportunity, I returned to the same curve in the road and beheld the scene again. Still perfect! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Some days we really do get a second chance.