Shiny Things


The Daily Post weekly photo challenge topic this week is Shine.

The challenge as posed:

Has something bright or reflective caught your eye in the moment? Share a photo of something you were able to explore a bit!

When I was considering what “shiny” things I had seen lately, I remembered the creek where I had hiked a couple of weeks ago. I looked through the photos I had taken that day. Even though it was a cloudy morning, the light of day reflected off the water as it rippled over the smooth rocks of the river bed, creating a shiny ribbon that rolled past me and disappeared into the lush greenery crowding its banks.


But I kept reviewing photos and came across a set that I took just two days ago, but had not really given any thought to after loading them onto my laptop. I had arrived at an appointment early, and rather than sit in the office waiting room, I walked down the second floor hallway to where I could see light coming in through a window.

Through the window was a view of a rain gutter attached to a first floor roof overhang. Leaves had blocked some of the rainwater from flowing into the downspouts, and it made a shiny thin line reflecting the (once again) cloudy sky. Of course I took a photo.


When I turned away from the window, I saw a drinking fountain with two brass and steel basins reflected off a mirrored back splash. Shiny indeed! And of course I took photos.


That is, until I saw a woman watching me through a nearby office door. Her expression was that of someone about to call security to report a loiterer taking random photos of plumbing fixtures. Not shiny at all. I retreated down the hallway to my designated office waiting room.

I wish more things in my life were shiny. My car… my windows…  I should probably stop photographing rain gutters and do something about that. Maybe on the next sunshiny day. Around here, that pretty much gives me until July to get it done.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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4 Responses to Shiny Things

  1. They’re all shiny, but that last one is shiny and unusual.


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  2. Jane says:

    I’m giggling… Too funny, and true about our weather.

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