Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Take Me Home Down Country Roads

Recently a friend wrote me and asked what I did on a daily basis now that I wasn't working anymore. One of my replies to him was that I like to go for drives and that I could drive all day down those roads where I'd never been. Such a drive was what I described in yesterday's post. Why do I like to do this? Well in the words of Forest Gump (which happened to be what I found on TV after my drive Sunday) - you never know what you'll get - or see.
This was what was being held behind the fence in yesterday's post :) No cows, no sheep, no horses in sight - just some deer!

Rounding a turn in the road this rooftop appeared with smoke curling gently out of the brick chimney. For some reason it reminded of a scene from The Lord of the Rings and I pictured little Hobbits going to and fro. I'm sure humans were inside in front of that fire; but the fantasy made me smile!
This old weathered barn stands on a working farm. It is in a state of disrepair and could definitely use some TLC. This time the fence keeps the cows where they belong.
Blue skies filled with cotton candy clouds blanketed the idyllic scene.
As sunset approached the blues of the evening sky welcomed me home.

11 comments:

George Townboy said...

Wow!! I love it. I wanna go on that ride ... next time!

fishing guy said...

Carletta: What a great drive down the country roads. thanks for the imagery of the drive. Those are some great sky pictures. Ours have been so grey.

Rue said...

I almost didn't want to click over because I was enjoying John Denver singing too much. Reminds me of my childhood :)

What a beautiful drive! I love your description of the hobbit chiminey. I always think of that too ;)

Rue

Old Wom Tigley said...

Just how many of us can get in this car of yours?...
I really enjoyed reading this, you have a great way with words.. I could have read a lot more.
Tom

Daniel J Santos said...

what a beautiful place, excellent images.

Rose said...

Great post; I think we must be kindred spirits...drives to nowhere are my favorite thing. Just get out and go, not really know where you are...but know you will eventually come to some place you know.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Dear Carletta

Look the contrast of these shots and my new post:

Look this nonsense!

CHAOTIC TRAFFIC.

Luiz

fireflynights said...

Many years ago a friend who worked at the same newspaper I did and I decided to explore every road in our county. By Virginia standards, it was one of the largest counties so we never did travel them all, but I've been on just about every one of them in the upper half. Haven't been on as many where I currently live, but I've probably still seen a lot more than most people. I think you need to know where the roads go and what's on them in the area in which one lives. After all, you never know what's around the next bend.

carolr said...

Hi Carletta! I think your idea of driving along old and even new roads is a good one. It's kind of like an adventure; you'll never know what you'll find. I like the skies in your pictures. My 25 year old son likes to drive around a lot too.

Catherine said...

Nice drive down nice country road! :) Love the old barn! And the last pic~fantastic sky!
I live in Va. ~We are neighboring states!
Cat

Rick Lee said...

Beautiful sky shot.