Sometimes I close my eyes and visualize peaceful scenes like this. The sun emerges from the cloud cover and dapples the snow in warm light. With each passing moment the colors in the sky intensify. A pattern of sunbeams stretches across the horizon and I'm there to capture it with camera atop the tripod. With the image safely stored in the camera, I also take a mental picture and commit it to memory. When I need a break from the hectic pace of life, I conjure up these images in my mind's eye.