Reward Made in Heaven


This set of photos was taken on September 7th at 7:08 PM.


The location was from Largo, Maryland. (a suburb of Washington DC).


The "Take It!" came after I had doubled back to catch one of my assigned route locations that I had missed, due to being caught in heavy traffic, and more important, being quite drained of energy from a long day. 


The company I work for is great in many ways, including some forgiveness when on occasion a location is missed for whatever reason. It is always expected that the omission be reported immediately after it has happened, rather than anyone having to go chasing for the gap in reporting. 


On this occasion, I just did not want to double back to make my reporting for the day complete. For some reason, I gathered up what it took and made my way in the crawling rush time traffic and arrived at the destination. I stepped out of the car, and was making my way toward the front door of the building, when I happened to look up. 


The scattered cloud coverage matched with the late day sun, made this set of photo's an energizing hit for me. It was as if I became a Tesla with a low battery, that got a huge charge. I flew through the rest of the wind up of the day.


The After Take: This set of photos when shown, has had primarily two responses. The first is a big "Wow!" and the second is complete silence while the viewer engages in contemplation. Each of these reactions are ever so fitting. 


The best of all of this, was the sense of accomplishment in having engaged in task completion. That the reward for this is something I am fortunate to be able to share with you, lends its importance to continue with the practice.


Thank you for sharing your time with this moment of cloud gazing with me.



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Comments: 10
  • #1

    TreeHugger (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:39)

    This is a truly beautiful set of photographs and it just dawned on me that I find myself saying that quite frequently on your site.

  • #2

    Jim (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:43)

    This brings back memories of my days as a small child. I spent a few weeks every summer at my grandfathers ranch in Texas. He was the one that introduced me to spotting shapes in clouds. Looking back it amazess me that even as an old man he could look at clouds and spot race cars and animals and whatnot. Ah the good ol days....

  • #3

    Sally (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:44)

    This will be a fun one for our little ones, I'll let them look at it and see what they can find.

  • #4

    Jeff (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:45)

    Hey Bruce great pics as always. Reminds me of a Microsoft Desktop Screen. Are you sure you don't work for them? LOLOL

  • #5

    Yuppie7 (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:47)

    man i wish my job was cool like that

  • #6

    MHampy (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:52)

    School is underway and so are our lunch groups. We have a new teacher that joined our faculty this year. I will be sure to give him this website so he isn't left out of part of our little routine. I wish we could have a new picture to look at every day. I know it must be a lot of work to grab these shots and write their accompanying words. We appreciate it!!!

  • #7

    GeorgieProf (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:55)

    Long time no see. Glad to see stuff available for my lunch group to chat about. I am actually sitting here on my laptop in the teachers lounge typing this.

  • #8

    Nyima (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:57)

    I love how the sun can be seen casting off&through the tree even with the clouds in front of it

  • #9

    Gabe (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:01)

    Heh when I look at the cloud one way I see a deer. When I look at it the opposite direction its a bull.

  • #10

    Livin4love (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:05)

    Thank you for sharing this photo, it is a wonderful and downright beautiful scene to behold. The addition of the tree in the second picture really adds to it.