If you saw the other pictures I took while walking this road, you might disagree with my choice. There are beautiful pictures of lilly pads with blooms, and there is a shot of the head of a 7 foot alligator popped out of the water, eyes glaring, waiting for a meal from 15 feet away. But I like this shot and it is the one that speaks most forcefully to me. It is also the rarest shot. This is a white sand road in Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge near Fort Morgan. It is an extremely wild habitat, full of snakes and alligators, wetlands and woodlands. I like the contrasts in this picture--from the cool blues of the shadows to the warmth of the grasses in the setting sun--the golds of last years grass and the bright greens of the emerging pines. Those pines are emerging while all around there are dead pine trunks killed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. I will go back to this place again and again, and I will return with shots of lilly pads and hopefully a great shot of that alligator. But today, this is the path I am travelling.