Where is the Fire?

The hills they are "R" blazing

Submitted 3 months ago
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Demo sofronas

A scene from across the way

Yesterday morning, I began my shift as a crossing guard as I do every day, waiting for the parents and children to show up so that I can safely get them across Church street. Usually, I just look around, pace back and forth (to stay warm), check out the squirrels practicing their acrobatic exercises on the overhead telephone pole wires, collecting and burying their nuts, and I basically just chill out.

Today however was a bit different in that a field mouse decided to cross the road and insisted on doing so on my crosswalk.  Yes, I had to escort the little tyke across the road and he/she went into the school yard.  I actually have a teacher who could be a witness if asked.  I did not however take any photos as I was on assignment to do otherwise, and the mouse was in a hurry. 

As I turned to head back to my assigned area, I looked to the left toward the Post Office and was amazed at what I saw. I have to confess, that I looked at my watch and it was 7:40 AM exactly.  What I saw was so breathtaking that I had to take a photo of it (distant photo, I might add as I did not leave my post).

The most interesting part of this was that perhaps 10 minutes after this, the sky turned gray and that same scene was dark as if there were a thunderstorm. I just thought this would be neat to share with you

I remember as the Postmaster of Norwich, I would look out my office window and look up at those hills and marvel at the beauty, and then reality would bring me back out into the work room floor to make sure that the mail was ready to go and to assist where needed. 

Life is all around us yet sometimes with our busy schedules it just passes us by. Please take some time to check these things out that we seem to take for granted. I don't mean you have to run around and look for field mice or walk down the street looking up at the telephone poles for squirrels, but I think you get my drift. I now must drift back to reality and get down to the post office and mail some letters/bills, and then on and on and on.  Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Is it getting darker or brighter?

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