One of the mantras taught to photographers is patience. Sometimes what you are expecting may not appear possible, but a little patience can lead to some grand results. Such was the case earlier this week. The afternoon was cloudy, warm, and humid, and the sky was nondescript. Even the lake looked dull. We headed out for a ride around the lake and 30 minutes before sunset the clouds started to clear. As the sun started to go behind the trees on the western shore, they cast a shadow on the eastern shoreline. The water became calm, and the clearing sky filled with pink and white clouds was reflected in the lake surface below, along with the gold of the trees on the shoreline. It lasted for a few minutes and then was gone; my patience rewarded.