The road home from my recent doctor’s appointment took me through the little town of Columbia, NC, where I stopped for a while to take some pictures. I ended up losing track of time, which we photographers are famous for. When I finally glanced at my watch and saw that it was almost 6 pm, I called Sarah to tell her I was running late.
Before I could say another word she inquired, “Thrift store or picture taking?”
She knows me so well.
(And I did go to a thrift store earlier in the day so she was actually right on both counts.)
I have driven through this particular town dozens of times and have always said to myself, “I really need to stop and take some pictures.” I was so glad I finally did because it was a lovely, clear afternoon and I had the most rejuvenating time discovering beauty around every corner.
When I drove a little further through the town, I saw a different kind of “scenery.” The local school had been flooded during the hurricane and a massive clean up effort was going on. Since I have always had a teacher’s heart, I couldn’t help but pull over and take a few pictures in honor of the people who have been effected by this disaster. (The town had also experienced a tornado with the hurricane.)
Even though those pictures are not beautiful in themselves, they do represent the beautiful, strong spirits of parents, teachers and students who have been faced with devastation but have determined to rebuild and go forward.
Posting this last picture of peace in honor of all who have suffered in this storm.