By Ted Grussing
… another fire … on June 18th 2006 Corky and I went to church and afterwards were on our way to have brunch at Enchantment Resort celebrating her birthday. As we began the drive N on SR 179 from Church of the Red Rocks we saw smoke billowing up in the direction of Brins Mesa … the fire was approximately thirty minutes old. The next hour or so found me taking photographs and this is a shot I took from up on Airport Mesa at the Masonic Lodge and the cross which overlooks the town.
I like this shot as it shows massive destruction just beginning, a Hawk cruising across the sky in search of a meal with the smoke as a backdrop and the Christian Cross framing it all with a message of peace and constancy in a world which only knows change. Brins Mesa is now in the midst of recovery and from the air is green.
Another full day; appointments in Cottonwood, work on the house and time with friends. I’ve decided to convert my office back into a guest room and making plans to move my stuff into the lapidary and exercise room. It will be a fun project and planning on ripping the carpet out and putting in a solid wood floor; a return to days working with my hands.
Have a beautiful day, breathe deeply unless you are in our neighborhood and smile … a cough or two is okay, but keep smiling.
And in this journey over a thousand hills and valleys called life, he is wisest who
is patient where the way is hard, has faith when he does not understand, and carries
into the dark places the light of a cheerful heart.
— Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: email@example.com
In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.