My family recently visited Home, Alaska for the day. We live “right up the road” in Kenai, and several times a year we pop on down to Homer for some R&R. Funny Thing: I know some photographers who think Homer, Alaska is the most beautiful place on earth. But for us, it’s just a day trip we have done many time before.
I have photographed may things in and around Homer over the years. So now, I go there, not only looking for the “Big WOW” photos, but also the little WOW. And this last trip I found one at the end of the road – literally.
We decided to stop into Two Sisters Bakery, a great place for some espresso, and delicious baked goods. The parking lot was full – It was summer in Alaska after all. I dropped by family off and headed down the road to find a place to turn around.
Well, I was delighted to see that the person who owns the property at the end of the road was gracious about allowing a turn-around in his driveway. I mean, it was quite obvious that it was OK!
Grateful Dead End
This is the most colorful picture I have taken in Homer in recent months. I think it just “drips” with the Alaskan spirit. I posted it to Google Plus “signsunday” and was delighted when they asked to feature it on their banner page for a week.
I feel for the people who turned around in that driveway and never bothered to notice the color and creativity. Having a specific goal or task in mind is fine. But be sure you don’t allow something fresh and unique to trip you up now and again. If you miss it, you’ll just be one more person who mutters as he/she has reached another dead end!