10.11.2007

Operation Find Special

Perhaps because I am so weird I find almost everything around me special; or it may be the fall colors that make everything look a little more special. From the neighbors we call friends, to the no-two-alike, fifty year old houses that make up our neighborhood, to the rock retaining walls making a more level community out of a hillside, special is everywhere I look.


One of the most special things about our neighborhood is our proximity to history. This diner might not look so special to the naked eye, but eleven years ago, George and I met in the street in front of this diner. Yes, this hole in the wall was witness to a life altering historical event (at least for two people at the time, then two more over time).

Then there's the soda counter in the Auburn Drug Company (an actual historic site) where I had my very first soda fountain drink and where my son learns math.

He knows that one dime will buy him two Red Vines and one quarter will buy him five.

At the end of the day, what could be more special than loving the place you call home.


I'd like to note that all the above photos were taken in public. This "special" assignment is helping me overcome one of my "weird" hangups. Thank you Anne!

15 comments:

  1. Oh my, these are lovely photos. The color on those leaves - we are still waiting for red. I think the place where you met is sweet.

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  2. It really does look like a very special place to live, love, learn and grow!

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  3. That looks like a really wonderful town. I envy your living in the town where you have roots. I want that back more than I ever thought I would.

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  4. hey molly...did you receive your september swap package from tania?

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  5. What a very "special" place! There is nothing more wonderful than loving where you are. It's taken me a lot of years to get to that point here, where I am, but I feel exactly about my town the way you feel about yours :).

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  6. Great post, Molly :) It made my bad morning much better.

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  7. My first thought was, She's taking pictures in public!!! I'm glad you acknowledged that hurdle.

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  8. They are lovely and public photos!! I like that you met your future life there and that small towns are still good places to be!!

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  9. Ahh, I really like Auburn, it's been years.

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  10. I can totally relate to the public photography. Congrats! I'm working on overcoming my fears as well.

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  11. YAY!!! You took photos in public!!!! GOOD JOB!!

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  12. I agree that fall does make everything look even more special! Learning math through candy? Very special. I wish my teacher had thought of that.

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  13. Great set! Glad to hear you're overcoming those photo hangups - I have a similar one in regards to photographing people(except immediate family - they're fair game) - even if I make myself do and ask permission first - I still feel too inhibited and the shots are usually not very good. I'm working through it though!

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  14. I'm pleased you took "public" pictures of your town. Thankfully it's not too far from us and we can enjoy our visits. Don't forget about Apple Hill! Bring your camera.
    Love
    Dad

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  15. That first pic with the leaves.. oh, I´m in love! Such pretty colours!

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