Monday, June 17, 2013

I Took the Long Way


Yesterday was another "San Diego Day" and what better way to celebrate a glorious day like this than to take a ride in the country.  You remember those Sunday drives don't you....almost a lost art in these days of hurry hurry.   I shared thoughts on keeping the Sabbath a day of rest on my blog post at Focusing on Life and yesterday I practiced what I "preached".

Here in the midwest, the crops have been planted and already you can see the corn breaking thru the earth towards their climb to heights of 12 feet or more.  Driving through the countryside and seeing those perfectly planted rows of corn gives me a feeling of peace and order in my life.  Some find peace in gazing upon the water, or a sunset, or the mountains, but peace comes to me in the fields of the midwest.


And finding a few fence posts is always a bonus.


Especially if there is a hawk involved.....


Or a horse....


So my advice to you is....next time you are heading out, take the long way.  You might be surprised at what you find along the way.

Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm.

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop."  ~  Confucius

Until next time.....


24 comments:

  1. Very nice ride in the country!

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  2. Deanna,
    Come visit me! The long way is the only way. There is lots to see and photograph. We moved cows this morning and there were so many pretty prairie flowers to look at. Yes, I captured a few shots while I was on the job.

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  3. Lovely shots and good advice. I always enjoy the round about way.
    While I always love your images that first one is stellar and makes me go awww...!

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  4. swooning over your barn shots!!!

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  5. It's so nice to get out of the city or burbs and breath in that country air!

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  6. I love 'country drives' lots too; great photos Deanna

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  7. Oh it is nice to slow down once and a while. I think from watching the movie Cars with my boy so many times that idea of taking the long way is always on my mind. I love you fence shot!

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  8. My dad ALWAYS took the long way. We never went to visit grandma & grandpa on Sunday afternoon's - who lived 45 minutes away - the same way. We never went to visit family in Wisconsin the same way - it was always the "long way"........and I have such fond memories of those trips.

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  9. Beautiful photos...love that sky in the first one!!!

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  10. Love the first photo, but they are all great!

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  11. Absolutely brilliant shots. enJOYed your post. Found you at Barn Charm.

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  12. I used to love Sunday drives... you've made me think about going again...

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  13. Fantastic series of photos, especially your first barn shot! I love taking the long way, especially when you can dawdle to your heart's content.

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  14. A relaxing Sunday drive - just what you need to start the week. What a great fence post shot. And the hawk!

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  15. Gorgeous pictures, beautiful farms and I love the fence!

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  16. Fantastic photographs!!!! And a barn is real beauty!!!! Glorious barn!!!

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  17. Well, Confucius was wrong! I'm so glad you stopped along the way so that you took these wonderful photos!!! Especially love the fence shot!

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  18. All beautiful, but that first barn shot is fantastic.

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  19. Beautiful photos of your Sunday drive. The first barn photo is a real beauty ~ Picture Perfect! Blessings, Pamela

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  20. Awesome photos. The first barn is fabulous, as is the Cooper's hawk!

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  21. I just love the look on that hawks face.. Its almost as if he is wondering what you are doing.. Fabulous photos once again my friend.

    Hugs~

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