As a teacher, especially of seniors, I am constantly hearing variations on the theme of "I'm no artist." Students come to class expecting to fail. I love the moments when they are surprised, even amazed, when their work seems good to themselves.
My attitude is not so different, except I expect the worst of weather when traveling to the Oregon Coast.
This day had been rainy and windy and kind of nasty - til sunset when the clouds parted and all of the beautiful light and color appeared. This is a photo of a beautiful summer evening. The beauty of the evening all the more special because is was so unexpected.