It was too good. The sunset was gorgeous, there was mist mingling in the trees, and for all my gawking I was going to get into an accident if I didn’t pull over. I jumped out of the car to compose a few shots with the remaining light.
As soon as I opened the car door I heard a veery singing, then a white throated sparrow, then a swamp sparrow and a common yellowthroat. The air was so fresh, so sweet, I immediately felt renewed. In the fading light it was tough to do things right without a tripod, so I decided to snap a few shots and just let the moment soak in. I didn’t even notice all the mosquito bites I had acquired until I got back to the car.