U is for Under construction. These are two shots I took yesterday of the mill across the street from the one where I live. In a post earlier this year I told you that they are redeveloping this great old place. They've finished demo and are onto (re)construction. In the second photo, that's not flooding from the rains, it's the canal that runs between our buildings. I was happy to capture the sun beam in the first photo and the flares in the second one. Thank you, sun!
U is also for underwater. While the big rains have finally stopped, much of our region is still flooded, including all the places where we usually walk. The person off in the distance in the above photo is wearing hip waders, smart cookie!
U is also for Under the daffodils. I think sometimes the best way to look at a flower is to lie on the ground and look up at it. For me, this simple move changes the scale and my own sense of relative importance. Suddenly flowers that seemed small and sweet when I was standing above them become majestic to me from this angle. Oh, that's right, I say to myself, I'm not the center of the universe!
U is also for under the weather, which I am, but since I have established the fact for myself that I'm not the center of the universe, I will keep this little cold in perspective and forge ahead. I'm finishing the first draft of the story today. Maybe I'll find myself a pair of hip waders for the revision process. I think I'll need them.