This photo was taken last weekend, before the winds from Hurricane Sandy blew across Greensboro and shook many of the leaves and flowers to the ground. We were on location along Highway 220 where road construction has been ongoing in 2012. This flower was peeking out of dirt that had been pushed to the edge for the widening of the road. We were taking the photo along the property of Long Asphalt Paving and Trucking between North Greensboro and Summerfield. While taking the photo, Ms. Long pulled up in her golf cart. Since it was Sunday afternoon and her business was closed, we were waiting for her to ask us what we were doing lingering between this highway and her fence. Instead, she asked if we needed her to open the gate to get a better photo. We declined the very nice offer.
As it turns out, Mrs. Long's family has owned the paving business and watched the changes along 220 for three generations. Most recently, their old homeplace was torn down to make way for a wider road. Fortunately, a new house was built on the property back from the road. This was one of many positive encounters we have had while taking photos for Greensboro Daily Photo. Meeting great people along the way, hearing their stories, and learning about Greensboro is what makes this effort so rewarding. Happy Friday (First Friday) folks. This weekend, we're headed out to find that last leaf on the tree and meet some great people while we're at it.