My 11/11/11 Images:
To satisfy Patsy Davis’ request to document 11/11/11, I selected four images. These first two were taken of the Bloomingdale VFW, who obliged my request to photograph their Veteran’s Day ceremony. I quickly settled on the gentleman in the motor cart. At exactly 11:11, he sat waiting patiently for the ceremony to begin.
He had a pleasant smile and peaceful manner, but also a wistful look, perhaps in memory of days gone by. I was particularly touched by his careful and devoted raising of the flag.
The next image also spoke to days gone by. This house was scheduled for teardown, and had been used for practice by the local fire department. They were allowed to chop holes in the roof and walls, but were not allowed to set any fires due to EPA regulations. Within a week, the house was completely gone. Perhaps next year, on 12/12/12 I will have an image of its much grander replacement.
My final image pays tribute to mother nature, and her ability this year to hang in there with luscious colors.