Take Me Home Country Roads
On my way out to do errands I often leave the paved roadway for a leisurely drive down a nearby one lane dirt and gravel road. Along the way a portion of the roadway is canopied by the closely lined trees along either side of the road. I feel as if I'm being sheltered by the overhanging branches. I stop and step out of the Jeep. There is a stillness and a dampness. The sun splashes brightly on the roadway behind me casting shadows.
Ahead of me the sun filters down through the trees beckoning me toward the light and my continued journey. Urban life is just out of sight.
On another day this leaf covered road lined with trees in their autumn splendor would be a welcome change of pace. It twists and turns and rises and falls across hills and hollows leading me past steep pasture land and forgotten farms and often opening up to reveal far reaching vistas stretching across mountains underneath clear blue skies here in my 'Almost Heaven.'
Though it beckons me to explore its mysteries, today there are places to be and errands to run and I must be on my way.