After another tearful goodbye I headed out to the country to find the peace that it always brings me. This I will definitely miss since moving him to town, I will no longer have these drives to look forward to...
The Queen Anne's Lace is blooming.....
As I drove, I turned down a road that I had driven on about a month or so ago, but that day it was foggy and rainy....today was sunny and hot. Things always look different when the sun is shining so I drove over this familiar road and stopped to take a picture of the fence post and then the barn.
As I was taking pictures I could see a man walking across the field toward me, obviously on his way to speak to me. My first instinct was to turn and get back in the car and drive away....but I thought, heh, I am not doing anything wrong, I am standing in the road, not on anybody's property....and what the heck, I am taking pictures of a fence post, for goodness sake.
Well, sure enough his first words were..."can I help you"...no, just taking pictures, is there anything wrong? "well, just wondering why you are taking pictures of my boss's house"....oh, I am not taking pictures of the house, I am taking pictures of the fence post. "Fence posts huh?, well we get a little suspicious out here when someone drives up on these quiet roads and starts taking pictures"....I then explain to him about visiting my husband and then finding solace in driving thru the country after these visits and taking pictures. And then I mentioned that I had been on this same road about a month prior, in the rain and had taken a picture of the old barn in the rain & mist. "Oh," he says, "I am taking that old barn apart and re-finishing a basement with the barnwood." If you have the picture I would really appreciate a copy of it, and any that you might take today. Not only would I like the picture but the new and old owners would really appreciate it as well."
Last month....(look at the difference in the height of the corn. I measured it today and it was at least 7 feet tall)
Just proves that a smile and a friendly word can turn someone's suspicions around really quickly. I now know his name, and have his email. Pictures are on the way.
Also on the way home I stopped by one of my favorite garden centers. They were loaded with beautiful flowers to freshen up the pots that have become a little tattered....I have a couple that definitely needed some fresh new flowers. Between barns & a stop at the garden center, my mood definitely lightened.
Now who wouldn't feel better after a stop here.
Bookclub met tonight....our book this month was "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman....definitely a thumbs up for me.
And a couple of pics from the photo shoot on Wednesday....great family, good shots, perfect day.
Joining Nancy, Madge, Maria and Kristi..