“I, a light canoe will build me... that shall float upon the river, like a yellow leaf of autumn, like a yellow water lily!”
Hiawatha (member of the Mohawk Nation, instrumental in founding the Iroquois Confederacy alongside the Prophet Deganawida, The Great Peacemaker, and creating for them a constitution known as the "Great Law of Peace" (Gayanashagowa), circa 1525–1575)
TIME: 9:15 AM
PLACE: 5100 block of West Main St.
SUBJECT: Leaves on mailbox
After making the deposit for work this morning, I drove by the mailboxes in our parking lot and dropped some paid bills in the slot. As I did, I noticed that the yellow leaves that fell from the overhanging tree and the blue box made a nice color combination. I also liked the reflection of the tree on the wet surface. So I parked my car and debated walking back to the box with my camera. I gave myself a little mental pep talk, “You won’t have a picture today if you don’t do take it now…you will kick yourself later for not taking this picture….a few moments of embarrassment for a picture is worth it…come on, be a man!” I took my advice and did it. See, I’m FINALLY getting over my shyness about taking pictures in public. Yes, I am whacko, HandsomeHusband will vouch for that. But that’s why he loves me so!