My emotional affair with another species

There is a secret I’ve been harboring (yes, another one).  I’ve been having an emotional affair with sumac.  Not any particular sumac.  Just sumac in general.  I didn’t mean to.  It just sort of happened.  What started as fascination, quickly blossomed into something much more serious.  Once I brought out my camera, it was clear this was not a casual relationship.  Please try not to think any less of me.  I make this public confession as a first step toward my healing process.  What follows is a photo-medley journaling my liaison over the past year.

AUGUST, 2012

September, 2012

09.2012.11.p - sumacOctober, 2012

10.2012.1 - sumac

December, 2012

February, 2013

March, 2013

03.09.2013.1 sumac

May, 2013

July, 2013

August, 2013

08.17.2013.3 - sumac

Thank you for hearing me out.  And thank you to all those who have stood by me during this obsession that has plagued me.  I think primarily of Bubba who has stood by me, literally, waiting for me to take yet another photo of a sumac.  He never complains, just waits while I find just the right angle.  He would, I’m sure, appreciate my mentioning that he has a particularly good eye for a photo opportunity, and has no problem swerving off the road and turning the car around to capture it!  What a guy!


Peace . . .


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