Can you believe I turned down a ride today? Well . . . I DID! I was hot and sweaty and uncomfortable walking home with just thongs on my feet. No! I did not wear thongs to church. I wore my fancy red shoes to church that I bought to wear to my granddaughter's wedding last month and they certainly are not hiking shoes so I brought something I could slip on after church. Never again! Not thongs anyway. . .
Let me back up. The bus stop is about a half mile from church but I chose to go a longer route today because I wanted to get some photos of some orange Gladiolas that i had seen a week ago but couldn't locate after church that day. I saw them again today, riding with friend in her car to church. i get a ride in the early mornings because there is no bus and it is far too long a walk to go somewhere where i need to look presentable. I should have just asked her to stop for a minute on the way. lol THIS TIME, i knew my hunt for them when going home would be fruitful because I made sure I saw exactly what street they were on. I had walked that street many times subbing at Marion Elementary.
Well, i was just about a block and a half away from my impending "photo shoot" when a lady, driving her car down that street towards me, stopped and asked if she could give me a ride. I was very hot, sweating profusely and those thongs were not meant for any hike, no matter how short it was but I said, 'No, but thanks anyway.' You see, i was so close to getting some photos of those Gladiolas. . . I had a mission and i was determined to follow through with it!
As I watched her car meander down the road, I neared my destination. Soon, i would have what escaped me on my hunt for them last week. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few other photo opportunities so for a short time, the grueling temperature and my impending continued walk to the bus stop --about a half mile MORE away-- were forgotten.
Here's a couple more interesting photos i took before i got home:
My happiness in seeing that bus arrive was soon forgotten with the short ride when I had to get off at my stop because it reminded me I had a couple more miles of walking to do! I kept reminding myself that if I wasn't such a nut for photography, i could have been home, cooling off in front of two fans by now AND eating some of that raspberry Jello pie I made.
Oh well, now I get two rewards. . . the pie AND new photos.