Friday, February 01, 2019

Turn around

The handle on our oven broke this morning. To some people, this wouldn't be a big deal. I'd rather have a broken steering wheel on my truck than a broken handle on the oven.

A broken handle means no baked sweet potatoes. No baked squash. No cornbread or biscuits. It was a tragic turn of events.

Seeing the handle dangling, I swung into action and headed to the hardware store which is 20 miles away.

While wandering through the aisles looking for screws, JB Weld, and other fixer-upper stuff, my phone vibrated in my pocket.

Jilda said that since she couldn't cook, I should stop and get Chinese food for supper tonight. So, that's what I did.

It was almost dark when I left the restaurant with our bag of food. As I got into my truck, I looked into the rearview mirror and the horizon to the west was the color or orange sherbet.

Heading home, I glanced at a pond I pass daily. It's always beautiful, but this evening, the silhouettes of trees against a sunset sky with a pond in the foreground almost made me ditch my truck.

I was hungry and almost blew the photo op off, but after a few hundred yards there was a wide place in the road. I did a U-turn and headed back.

I stopped in the middle of the road and shot several pictures. The one below is the one that resonated.


10 comments:

  1. It was worth the trouble.

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  2. Today's sunset photo would make a great (and difficult) jigsaw puzzle. Any part of a stove that breaks - cook top or oven - is never a welcome event...
    Alphie

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  3. Love that sky, and its reflections. I do hope your oven repairs were successful.

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  4. Wow Rick, so glad you stopped, went back and took several photos - love the one you shared. Stunning.
    Joy

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  5. You know I'm a big fan of your photos & this one--WOW!!

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  6. What a great catch, Love the set up.
    Also hope you get the handle fixed so you can have some cornbread!
    Sherry & jack over in Florida

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  7. Such an awesome photo a broken oven handle would annoy me as I use mine most days

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  8. Another spectacular photo. I hope that your oven handle got fixed or you may have to run to the restaurant often.
    Hugs, Julia

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  9. Today was a chore day. High on the list was fixings the oven door.
    Jilda baked fish tonight. I’m no fool.

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  10. Things breaking is never fun. The picture, though, is stunning and reminds me of Africa

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