With the sun shining down on a wonderful Sunday afternoon, I dropped off my three awesome boys, came home and picked up, ran the vacuum cleaner, did my dishes and took off towards the corner of Lawrence County that I have never, in 32 years, been to before. To say this day was simply fun would be telling a lie. This afternoon was filled with surprises around every corner as I discovered a completely new part of my neighborhood I had no idea even existed!
With the trees beginning to bloom out, my photographs were given an amazing array of color and detail that was not visible to the naked eyes during the winter season. Today was filled with greens of every shade, dark green, light green, pea green, yellow green, and even shades of neon green in the spring blossoms! As the sunlight covered these blooming wonders of nature, it made for some amazing photos! It seemed, at some points along my path, that I would find myself stopping every few feet or so, simply because something else caught my attention and the light was ‘just’ right for the great shot!
I also realized the sign of the times. Every place I turned there were tall trees in fields, that had once stood for decades, watching over farmers crops, being pulled from the ground and placed into large pile, for what I can only assume is for simpler burning. For years and years, farmers had worked around these objects and what I can only attribute to harder times, they were pulled to make space for a couple more ears of corn. I reckon that is how it has to be though!
As usual, I met my share of gazers and gockers! I was approached by a father and son today, asking what I was doing, I showed them my camera and pointed out exactly what I was (and wasn’t) doing. The thing about most country folks are, when your straight up and honest with them, they smile and wish you the best and go on about their way! Of the people I have talked to since beginning this project, I am pleased to say that the Lawrence County people are understanding and appreciative folks!
Now for another week of work before my first vacation of the year! During which time, I will get in a double shot of shots for posting! As always, thank you so very much for reading and appreciating what life has to offer at 10 miles per hour!