Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I'm happy

Rain splattered the windshield as I pulled from the driveway this morning. The wipers swept damp pine pollen off to the side. The skies looked as if it might rain forever.

I had a workshop in northcentral Alabama. The mile markers ticked down as I approached the Mississippi state line, but I took exit 16 toward the campus.

The rain had stopped and the sky turned a lighter shade of gray but still no sunshine.

I use an overhead projector for my presentation, so the room has to be dark for the screen to be visable. Midway through the session, I could see sunlight through the blinds at the back of the classroom.

When I loaded my boxes and wheeled them outside, the sun was out and the rainclouds had moved off to the east.

I finished a little early so I decided to drop by the local paper and howdy up with the folks there who run our stories about the program.

They were delightful people. I thought it would be an in/out scenario where I'd step in, shake hands, and hit the road. But after about 45 minutes, I felt like a long-lost friend. It was a good experience.

A few miles from home, I saw a tree in a pasture. I've been trying to get a picture of this tree for some time but the light was never right, or an impatient driver would be on my tail so I took mental pictures.

Today, the light was good and there wasn't a car in sight. Pulling to the side of the road, I stepped out and shout a few frames.

I'm happy I did.


  1. I'm happy you stopped for the picture too. It is magnificent.

  2. Love the blue saturation of color.

  3. Sounds like a great day and yes, you got a beautiful picture!

  4. Anonymous8:28 AM

    I've never heard the term "howdy up" before but I love it!!

  5. Great picture. Love the colors.

  6. There is something about talking to folks who make it easy. What a nice way to end the day, with sunlight after a cloudy day!

  7. Great shot Rick! Sometimes you just have to pull over and soak it in.

  8. Oh yeah I am so happy you did as well as it is awesome, it is another wet day here well wet on and off I was able to go for a walk this morning but it was raining when I came out of the library

  9. Wow, the grass is so green and the sky is so blue.
    The timing was just right for Rick Magic. hehe
    Have a great day.

  10. I'm happy too!!! Gorgeous!


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