Yesterday, hubs and I drove out to his youngest brother’s lake home for a family gathering on hubs’ side.

A beautifully modern lake home built entirely by hubs’ youngest brother and his sibs. It’s for sale now because the motorhome on the left has been purchased for summer adventures

It was hubs’ eldest brother’s birthday, so we enjoyed a day of cards and a steady supply of finger food.

Some healthy, some not so healthy, but all perfect for the day

The day was jam packed with laughter and continual pestering of each other and everyone else present, because that’s how they do get-togethers. I’m sure being raised in a family of five boys may have had something to do with that.

On the way home, the setting sun breaking through the clouds at different intervals made for a striking light show . The best views seemed to be through hubs’ window, so that’s where I took a few photos.

I was pleased with the multiple frames that showed up in my feature photo. I was aiming for the light show alone, and ended up unintentionally catching the sun being framed by the clouds, the reflection of the trees being framed in the side mirror, and the entire image being partially framed by the car window. I also didn’t realize until after we arrived home that I had caught the farm buildings. Sometimes “on the way by” photos can be full of surprises.

Photo Note: I take all of my photos for a quick run through Snapseed to see if white balance needs correction or if there are any other tweaks I can do to improve the photo. For my feature photo, there was nothing I could find in Snapseed that helped the original. I did straighten the horizon and did a few minor adjustments in my native photos app and left it at that. It’s not a perfect photo by any means. It just wasn’t helped by a lot of post processing, and sometimes that’s the case.

“ … when we look up, it widens our horizons. we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.”

Julia Gregson