“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
— Ansel Adams
There are a lot of social media images being posted this month with hashtag #DOT, 30 Days of Thanksgiving. So I joined the campaign on both Facebook and Instagram to show, in smartphone photographs, my daily gratitude through the month of November.
Recently our adventures took us to the Silverado Resort in Napa, California. I am very thankful to have experienced a joy-filled weekend with dear friends while I was wine tasting, laughing, and enjoying the kind and generous magnitude in each personality. Yet all around us was this blanket of stunning reality in the devastation which hit this area just last month. I have no words, only my images.
We knew the area was extremely hard hit and that the homes that we had rented were in good shape so we decided we would go anyway to support the Napa economy. However, none of us were prepared for what we saw as we drove around.
The Thankfulness from this adventure was not only in what we experienced together as friends. It was from what we experienced from individuals in the wineries, restaurants, and locals we met while walking around. Napa wants you to know they are ok, they want to see you, and they are there to give you their best. #NAPASTRONG and they are.