11.18.2010


Hidden Blessings

Better to lose count while counting your blessings than
to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.
~Maltie Babcock


I have been sick with a cough and/or cold since September.

I kept putting off a doctor's visit because I thought it would go away.
After 2 months....I was finished.

I am now on a list of medicines
and hopefully will be turning the corner.

On the drive to the doctor's office yesterday~
this little building was waiting for me on a corner.

I jumped out of the van onto the gravel road and started clicking.

This is in the middle of NOWHERE.

and I looked up and there was a state trooper watching me.

I waved a friendly wave....

he waved back.

and that was that.

But he probably did think I was a bit insane.
Probably thought I should see a doctor.

Probably wondered....

Who would take a picture of this raggedy old thing?

I would.

I did.

I love it.

and I wouldn't have it if I weren't on my way to the doctor.

There is a silver lining after all.

210/365

27 comments:

Bevy said...

I had to chuckle (good, after reading something else that made me cry) anyway. I think that's cute that the trooper saw you and you waved. I always get that feeling of "not wanting to be seen as the crazy photo taker" and so I literally have this "hesitation" looking all around... etc. What is up with that? I suppose it's because of the odd angle or the lying on the ground or the whatever that makes me feel so at odds.

Can you relate to that??

chasity said...

hi bevy...
i've missed seeing you!

hope you are doing well.

to answer your question~

i think that i do a fair amount of role playing when i have the camera in hand...

you know~

hey watch out~ there's a lady with a camera...she must be doing something important.

ha.

and if i had a bigger more important looking lens i could probably take it even farther.
:)

probably no one buys it ...
and i will likely get myself into trouble with my little game some day.

until then~ i'll just wave my friendly wave.

hope you have a wonderful evening.

hugs~

chas

Jan n Jer said...

Thats a great shot. Hope your feeling better!

Ruth said...

Pretty puncture and now the trooper has a story to tell when he gets back to the office.:)
Hope you feel better soon.
Blessings,Ruth

Cinner said...

I love your outlook, so glad he waved back. I am sorry you have not been feeling well. I have been sick but only a week. so I hope you are on the mend. there is always a silver lining. The song that is playing is beautiful.... hugs to you. get better soon. love all your photography. so glad I stopped by today. hugs.

SouthernSass said...

This is a GREAT building to photograph! I giggled about the state trooper. I hope you are feeling better - lots of that stuff is going around and it seems to hang on forever!

Jamie said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Beautiful photo

Traci said...

Fabulous shot! I'm so glad you got out and took a photo.
And funny you mention a silver lining - I was thinking the same thing when I ran out of milk and couldn't eat cereal for breakfast. Instead, I had a piece of sweet potato pie. What a great way to start the day.
Sorry for blabbing. (;

traci said...

i love that shot. i would jump out of the car too. in fact. i do that all the time when i am in missouri. lots of abandoned places. makes me sad.

Ashley Sisk said...

I hope you feel better soon - what a wonderful treasure. I get weird looks when I pull over on the side of the road too.

WhatKarenSees said...

It's a talented photographer who sees a 'picture' where everyone else sees an 'eyesore'. Absolutely wonderful editing makes this a great shot! P.S. Hope that medicine is doing it's thing!!!

S. Etole said...

glad you saw this and hope you are soon well ...

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Hi Chas - I hope the medicines work for you and you start to feel a little more refreshed soon. I would not have gone past a barn like that either. Your processing is just perfect.

Elaine said...

I think this is a great photos! Those who think we are a bit insane for taking photos of odd bits of the world are missing out on so much. The most beauty is often in the simplest of subjects.

Kala said...

Beautiful composition. Good to read that you finally went to the doctor and I agree with you about silver linings.

Leah C said...

It's really hard to practice, but you need to take care of yourself, too:) Love the picture...it's a beautiful old building. But, I'm not sure how I'd react if I noticed a state trooper watching me; loved that you just waved:)!!

jennyfreckles said...

Well, I'm glad you saw this 'cos I love it - and you cheered up a state trooper too. Hope you feel better soon. Looking at my blog tomorrow (Saturday) may make you smile.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Been catching up on your recents blogs. They are all so wonderful. I love that canvas look you add to so many. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Rick said...

Great story Chas - amazing how the photo ops show up. Great way to disarm the trooper too ("a kind word turneth away wrath" - or a variation thereof !).

And - nice shot too ! Hope you're on the mend.

Jenn said...

Love that building. It was definitely begging to have its picture taken.

the wild raspberry said...

What a beautiful old building and wonderful photo of it, Chas! He probably thought you were a free lance photographer from New York City or something...:) See you in the morning.
Love you.
~Debbie

Tricia said...
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Tricia said...

Absolutely a silver lining - Very cool find & I love it, too. I'm always wondering what people think when I take pics like this, too! heheheee

lisa said...

Beautifully done!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Just stopping by, but that photo really got to me. How beautiful!

Angela said...

Beautiful photo! I hope you are feeling much better!

Joy said...

Hi Chas, thinking of you often and praying for you all. I hope your meds help you feel better soon. And...you seriously need to print this picture and have it framed. It's lovely! Love, Joy