rare: a photo challenge

It is Sunday evening. It rained most of Saturday, so my Saturday chores – mowing the lawn and caring for the yard were postponed until today.

Yesterday’s rain brought with it cooler weather, and it was welcome. It was nice to be able to sleep with the windows open overnight, sleeping with windows open at night is usually a Late-September early fall treat. Mowing the lawn was much more comfortable than the typical late August Midwestern summer afternoon. It’s rare for August, but very welcome.

I was sitting outside contemplating all that I had left to do when I caught the sun streaming through the trees at exactly the right moment.

catching the sun at the right moment, rare
catching the sun at the right moment, rare

Sunsets at home are enjoyable, but not nearly as spectacular as they are at the lake. So when I can catch the sun in a rare moment, I do.

Even Ivy recognizes the rare moment and has been stalking some critter under the deck. Ivy has been obsessed by some critter that has burrowed under the deck. It could be rabbits or worse, skunks. She’s been skunked twice.

Ivy begs for more 'outside' time..."Please, can I stay outside?", the expression on her face seems to say
Ivy begs for more ‘outside’ time…”Please, can I stay outside?”, the expression on her face seems to say

Sunday’s the quickest day of the week, especially Sunday’s during the school year, and it always comes before Monday, the first day of the school week. Tomorrow is the last day for me to prepare before my students start school Tuesday. I spent most of last week preparing my classroom for the coming year and I have a few final touches before it is ready and I spent part of yesterday working on school tasks.

Today has been a great day and tomorrow could be a million and six times better. So, I’d better put a wrap up today and get a good night’s rest before the first full week of school. I am counting on making it count. Making the Days Count, one rare moment at a time.

What rare moment did you catch today?

Today’s post is inspired by last week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare. For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something rare: a family heirloom. A cloudy day in a normally sunny desert. A sad frown on a cheerful kid’s face. Or anything else you think of as scarce and singular. I can’t wait to see what “rare” means to you!

8 thoughts on “rare: a photo challenge

    1. The weekend flew by, I am a couple of weeks behind. The first week past in flash, then a second week, now I am staring down a the beginning of the third week. Tuesday brings day nine and new challenges and opportunities to grow and learn. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

  1. Another awesome photo. I’ve tried to photograph several really cool special “light” moments, but they never turn out good in the camera lens. I’ve just accepted that I’m not a good photographer. Hey, you can’t be good at everything right?

    Have a great week and enjoy the kids’ first day tomorrow.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    1. Thank you Patricia. It’s all about the right time and place. I was sitting on the deck and thinking of all I had to do and all I had done and I looked up and the photo was there. I got it with my phone. You are a good photographer – it just takes time, patience, and the right moment. The first week flew by and second week, too. Tuesdya is week three. Time flies. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

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