We know that we have at least three months here in Southeastern Idaho. But we are now into Autumn and the season can be short lived at the higher elevations where we most want to explore. So Mr. F and I have been up before the sun each Saturday to drive up to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, to seize the opportunity to explore before the snows set in.
In each new place we find ourselves, there is a sense of urgency to see as much of the area as possible, for we never know if or when we’ll be back that way again. It creates in us a habit of seeking out the best in each place, of seizing every opportunity. Every time we are surprised by the locals who hardly ever venture out, who’ve never even heard of places we’ve been in their own backyard. I hope that even when we settle down, this sense of urgency to explore will never wane.
In his work, Georgia based artist Benjamin Britton is “making paintings which foreground an experience of the senses, and where moments of adventure and wonder are privileged over other moments.” May they always be so.
All images are via the artist’s website.