A Shadow Reminder


This photo was taken on September 12, 2019 at 7:21 AM.

The location was in Downtown Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came from how vivid the shadow was cast from the early morning sun onto the clean white side of the parked delivery truck at the edge of this intersection. 

I had been sitting at the intersection waiting for the light to change in my favor - and for reasons I did not know at the time - this image caught my eye.  In retrospect - it was telling of the sun rising just a little bit later as the summer season is ending and while this is a favorite time of day for me, it also means I am getting close to having completed 3/4 of my five times a week part time job. I start very early in the morning to avoid both the vehicular as well as the pedestrian traffic generated in the early rush hours. I finish just as things are getting clogged up and tempers are short.  

It is very satisfying to be driving out of town, on my way home, and doing so against traffic.  It is one of the big reasons I have been able to hold onto and even enjoy doing this for 21 years. The other is without question - the fun of the regular interactions I have had with the many people who are participants in the hospitality business.

Thanks for sharing in my muse.

Here is hoping you too enjoy your working endeavors.

Best regards,


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Comments: 7
  • #1

    MHampy (Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:06)

    It really is a vivid shadow. Must have been a pretty nice and clear morning.

  • #2

    Jim (Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:08)

    The very real police officer is probably right behind the truck just waiting for someone to ignore the ‘shadow reminder.’ Lol

  • #3

    Sally (Wednesday, 23 October 2019)

    Is it getting cold there yet? I just love this time of year.

  • #4

    SF1967 (Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:18)

    Driving against traffic is such a great feeling. I’m one of those people that just can’t stand sitting in bumper to bumper traffic, I will sit there punching my steering wheel.

  • #5

    Teri (Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:18)

    Next we need a shadow seatbelt sign. Haha

  • #6

    xXRodriguezXx (Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:34)

    I love the contrast between the reflection of the sun, the shadow and the shade of the building.

  • #7

    Gabe (Wednesday, 23 October 2019 17:40)

    I just noticed it looks like that green car is about to drive into the side of the building. Whats going on there!?!? Did someone just park on the sidewalk?