Burning Bush
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+ Comments Burning Bush - 2013-03-28 20:45:45
Back before streaming video, DVD's and even VCR's you had your choice, you could watch TV and pick from the 3 networks and 2 educational channels or go to the movies - if you had the money. One thing you could depend on was that big time movies would play on TV yearly around the same time each year. And if you wanted to see them you planned a head to be sitting in front of your 19 inch to watch them. I always looked forward to Passover/Easter week each year since I knew I would have the chance to see Cecil B. DeMille\'s The Ten Commandments. I loved the yearly tradition to have a chance to see the story of the Exodus played out on the small B&W set we had and then to later see it in color and even later to see it on the big screen and be amazed all over again by the story. I was shooting at the island last week on the first day of spring hoping for an amazing sunset. I had been composing a shot just a little further down the causeway when I could see the setting sun start to sidelight the island and clouds. I moved in the hopes that some of the color would light up the rushes down near the lake with some orange. I happened to look down and a little behind me and saw this Rabbit Brush light up and I moved to try and compose a photo with it in the foreground. As I was capturing images, I could see this bush brighten and begin to glow with a beautiful color and light against the gray surroundings and for a moment I was transported back in time to those days of sitting in front of the small screen watching Charlton Heston approach a burning bush. And these words from Exodus echoed through my mind. \"God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.\" For a brief moment while the light lasted I felt like I was on holy ground. I hope there are times when you are in the right place at the right time to participate in something special and fleeting when you too feel that you are standing on holy ground. Happy Passover, Happy Easter