Posts Tagged ‘Naperville flooding’

The third Monday of the month means it’s time for the black-and-white phase of the Phoneography Challenge, any photo taken with an iThingy or phone. This photo was used last week as the prompt for our flash fiction challenge, Friday Fictioneers, (my story here), but it’s one of my favorite photos, so I’m going to offer it as this week’s entry for the Phoneography Challenge. It’s also in complete contrast to my entry for the latest Weekly Photo Challenge, something else to consider if you enjoy photography. So many venues, so little time.

If you like writing flash fiction, consider joining the Fictioneers each Wednesday as we write 100 words based on a photo prompt such as this one. Otherwise, just enjoy the photo taken with my iPad and unedited. Feel free to comment or give me useful criticism. It’s always appreciated.

Earlier this year, Naperville experienced some severe flooding which fortunately didn’t impact us or our rental house.  The river running through downtown turned the river walk area into a torrent that overflowed its banks and decimated the basements of the riverside businesses.  There was so much rain that even the parking lot of one of the grocery stores, lower than the surrounding streets, turned into a shallow lake in which empty carts languished, giving it a distinctly lonely appearance which I hope this photo captured.