Oregon (USA), 2022
In nature, as in life, there are those moments when an overwhelming sense of attraction has your mind transfixed. Despite any initial reservations, you know that you want to make it work somehow. In this case, I heard the mountain whispering to me on a quiet night, long after the drama of the day’s storm had cleared. I peeled away from my friends briefly so that the mountain and I could continue our conversation more privately. The Photo Cascadia team was a few hundred yards away, but this moment wrapped my view in the smooth, silky sheets of snow with only the mountain to command my attention. Snowshoeing to the point with as little as possible between us, finally I had something to say.