Sometimes bad days have good endings
What seems like a bad or at least an inconvenient start of a day doesn’t necessarily end up that way. My computer, for lack of a better description, had a nervous breakdown and just refused me access to any of my programs. After several days of trying to trick it into working, I finally gave up and called my son. At around 3:30 p.m. we met halfway between our two homes and he picked up the computer. My wife and I then started home but on the way we made an awesome color discovery along Robison Road where it crosses Deer Creek.
Flowers, flowers everywhere. They were along the fence and deep into the fields and woods. We pulled over in a safe spot and I began taking digital pictures of this very natural and beautiful site. My wife asked me how many pictures I had taken at that location. I told her about 50 but when I stopped to look at the files in the camera, it was over 70 and they were all beautiful.
What I thought would be a bad, wasted day actually was for me the exact opposite. Shortly after arriving home, my son called and had fixed the computer problem but said that it could stand some time updating programs. We decided that Sunday, Mother’s Day, would be the best time for him to bring it home.
When I downloaded the pictures I got a good look at the beautiful resources for paintings that I would have most likely missed. Here is an example of the natural beauty all around me that day, a scene I would most likely have missed if the computer hadn’t gotten sick.
Just off state Route 56, Robison Road only goes in one direction. Just before where the bridge crosses over Deer Creek is a rare find of beautiful colors all provided by nature with no help from man.
Like I said, some bad days can have good endings so don’t give up on a seemingly bad one. Sometimes we don’t get what we expect or anticipate, sometimes a higher power makes you more aware of your surroundings that can change everything for you.
Harry Croghan is an artist, photographer, writer and teacher. You can send comments to email@example.com or call (740) 852-4906.