It was a cold, clear night as I drove on the dark, lonely country road in Kankakee County. There were no street lights to guide me. I’d regretted my decision to not to stop at the gas station a few miles back, because my gas gauge was reading low.
The weatherman was announcing a coming snowstorm on the radio. The wind had gotten stronger blowing over open fields, and it made me grip the steering wheel a little tighter. I didn’t want to have to pull over to the side of the road without any farmhouses or towns nearby.
Then up ahead in the distance I saw a bright light in the dark sky. As I drove closer, the image grew clearer. It was a glowing cross on top of a grain silo. Someone climbed to the top of the tall silo to put up the cross.
It was a comforting surprise. I saw the office at the silo was still open. The man in the office told me there was a gas station a couple of miles up the road. I took these pictures of it before I got back in my car and drove away.
Surprise is described as a brief emotional state experienced as the result of an unexpected event.
Surprise can be a town in Arizona, it can be good or bad, and it can be a bright light on a dark night and a guy who has the directions to a gas station.
More surprises at the Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise.