I was minding my business, quietly reading Expecting Adam by Martha Beck when I chanced to look out the window. The westering sun was lighting the garage and throwing the shadow of an apple tree upon its side. I grabbed my camera and raced outside.
Naturally, that photo didn't turn out well. But I took a few others and decided that I rather liked this one of a tall stalk of grass being lit up by the sunset.
The simple, ordinary things of the world are really quite extraordinary if you look at them in the right light.