There is no question that this daily photo thing stretches me to my limits so that I grow and flourish. It was hot and humid today and all of the things on the to-do list felt like work. I wanted to visit the Olde Towne Butcher shop in downtown Fredericksburg for a pound of the Applewood smoked uncured bacon, which cooks up crisp and lean. I brought the camera along, just in case.

By happenstance, the young woman working behind the counter asked about my camera.  I learned that she is a photographer, too and is studying to earn her degree in Studio Art at the University of Mary Washington. It’s fun to talk art with a like-minded individual. I was so engrossed in our conversation that I almost forgot about making a picture for today.

But then I felt the familiar desire to record the moment – the good and sweet smile of this artistic young person.

Day 173

Day 173