This photo was taken on February 13 at 3:45 AM.
The location was outside the entrance to a 7/11 in Bethesda
The "Take It!" came from the completely unexpected encounter
with an act of nature.
We were under a High Wind Advisory, which was measured in
gusts up to 60mph. It was enough to shake my car at some intersections as I waited for lights to change. I arrived at the 7/11 that I frequent in my town and stepped out with a finger being held
to my hat to keep it from blowing away. On my way in, I stepped over the rubber mat that is usually in front of the door as it had been upended by the wind. I barely took note of it.
On my way out, I happened to look down at the mat and saw the
amazing set of folds that it had accumulated in the wind storm. There was as if carefully folded by hand - a what appeared to me to be the likeness of a Samurai Jacket. That it is
ever so randomly draped over the curb gives this photo that much more impact.
The After Take: I showed this to many as a follow up during
the day. All joined me in the surprise of the likeness to the infamous jacket. Some even envisioned a person being wrapped up in it, which was fun to hear such additional stretching of
Here is hoping this strikes your wonder button as strongly as
it did mine.
Wishing you all the very best,