Friday, August 24, 2012

From the countryside.

My husband and I have taken the route to shows north so many times I think the car could almost drive itself. At least 3 times every year we leave beautiful North Carolina and head up the road through familiar territory. You know how it is when you go by a place too many times. You begin to take it for granted. So we decided to mix it up and take a different route through the country. Seeing new-to-us sights were interesting indeed.


Sometimes I didn’t say “Stop!” quick enough and a photo opportunity passed me by. Then I got the hang of it and was saying “back up” or “turn around” or “you can let me out here, just don’t’ forget to come back and get me.” I’ll bet he was tempted, don’t you? If he did I might have to walk up this road and who knows where it would take me.


I do like seeing great sights – big cities, bright lights, iconic buildings, picturesque landscapes. But I can also appreciate the simpler ones too. I get a thrill from wildflowers as well as wild (theme park) rides.


I took this photo of Black-Eyed Susans at the apple orchard. We had some of these in our yard once upon a time. Perhaps it’s time to replant as I do love having them around.


This is a driveway to someone’s home. I suppose I could tell you a tall tale about how it leads to my long lost Uncle John’s house where he sits on the front porch and carves amazing critters from wood he finds on his farm. And that his wife, my Aunt Mary, bakes apple pies and won first place at the State Fair last year. But then if I did that you would wonder why I didn’t take any photos of his carvings or her apple pies. So, I guess I better keep to the truth and tell you this is a driveway to someone’s home. I’ll bet it even looks pretty in the snow.


I can appreciate these lovely apples because I don’t see them growing on trees every day. The farmer who does is probably concerned about weather, harvesting, paying his workers and a lot of other things, but maybe he still looks at them in wonder, too.



I hope you have a wonder-filled weekend.



  1. That looks such beautiful landscape, and it's always fun to imagine where random wee roads lead :o)

    1. Hi Katy,

      It really was and it's those unexpected surprise places that make it an interesting trip.

      With a good imagination, that road could lead anywhere couldn't it?

      Thanks and good luck with your sewing!


  2. I always think every one can see a tree, but that tree becomes very special when you see the bark, and the form. The shadows and the light, plus the majesty of it. I'm so glad you explored another way.

    1. Hi Kays Kids,

      You have a very nice way of looking at things. Light and shadows. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your insight.


  3. Great post and I thought your only talent was bears. Come to find out you can take fantastic photos and tell tall tales. Who knew!! Have fun Miss Ginger.

    1. Hi Sharon,

      You give me too much credit but I'll take it. In fact, if I could I'd steal it! Nah, just joshin'. Thanks though - I can stretch a yarn!


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    1. Hi Miss Sharon,

      I've missed you. Don't know why but it seems like ages and ages since I had a chance to say hi. So HI!

      Take care.


  5. Thanks for taking us with you on the journey home - beautiful. I love that quote by Marcel Proust. May we all have new eyes to see beauty in the 'ordinary' and be thankful.
    Hugs from Kayzy

    1. Hi Kayzy,

      It's nice of you to stop by and say such complimentary things. The quote has been a favorite of mine since I saw it included in a drawing by Mary Englebreit.

      With a grateful heart!


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