Ray read a request in the newspaper asking for local photos, I thought October = pumpkins, so off I drove.
I stopped at Evans Produce stand right off of the 58 Bypass. I asked permission to shoot his fabulous displays and pumpkins and he nicely agreed. I mentioned that if one of my photos made it into the paper I would mention his stand.
The sunlight was bright and fabulous that morning. I played with angles and settings on the camera and captured a few that I really love.
I then drove to an old church further down that road that Ray and I noticed on one of our expeditions exploring our new area. The church had so much character. I struggled to get my camera out of the bag there as I parked along the quiet road. I snapped a few and then drove to another church. This one was bigger and newer. In my mind, I liked the juxtaposition between the two.
Then I had to go buy some groceries. As I went to pay for them I noticed with horror that the little mesh bag I had used to hold my debit card and ID were missing from what I used as my camera bag. I panicked, gave the clerk my phone number in case it showed up in the store and then I retraced my steps from my photo journey. As I pulled up to the old church, I started to cry when I saw that mesh bag along the side of the road. My debit card and ID were still in there. It was my own small miracle! I was very grateful!
Here’s the picture that made the paper: