Earth - Allie Kelley
Berries

Berries

For some on a trail the sign of fresh berries could be a welcome sight, while for others it could be poison. At this point in the hike I had ventured off the main trail shortly before with the intention of discovering an alternative route. With the sun setting and darkness approaching I soon found the trail I had forged led nowhere. Quickly exerting more energy to retrace my steps, I opted for the familiar steep and narrow trail down, aware of the dwindling light. When I saw the berries, I stopped briefly to look out across the valley, seeing the sun reflect its orange glow on the ominous gray clouds. Luckily, in this scenario, the berries were a good omen and I made it down the mountain safely before dark. Now the image represents a moment of pause and peacefulness in an otherwise strenuous experience.

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