There is an abandoned ranch house next to the exit which I take every day on my way to and from school. I stopped last spring to photograph it and it was a crisp, clear spring day. Over the weekend, however, storm clouds were gathering and it was a completely different scene. It was foreboding, lonely, and empty. I startled a hawk and he soared above me, unhappy about my intrusion. But, with the dark clouds above, and sunlight striking the house, it created a unique opportunity for me to explore. That's My World for Tuesday, December 1, 2009.