[B]At the mercy: small and significant[/B]
This was the very last shot on my stroll this morning to secure safeties. There's a lot that can be improved about this image - esp. from a composition and processing perspective - but I thought as it stood it sort of still says exactly what I was thinking at the time I exposed it.
I'm on acreage far from 'civilisation' and along with the serenity that comes from solitude is also the responsibility. A personal obligation to "control your environment" as much as possible - such as maintaining the grasses. Otherwise it all amounts to nothing but a tinderbox to a stray cinder or lightning strike. I had a very real thought then that I - and my little tribe - are at the complete mercy of the elements out here. I was struck then, as I am when I look back now - with all the 'fuel' about - just of how small and vulnerable we really are.
Sort of scary and yet liberating at the same time.
Not sure if that makes sense....hopefully the photo does a better job.
....either way, my boots and I have much more in the way of work to do!