Sunday, July 27, 2008

Country Roads...Take me home

It might be an understatement to say I lived in the Country growing up. These were the roads we traveled to school, to 'town' and to get where we had to go.

I took my dad to a family reunion over the week end and couldn't miss the chance to drive these Country Roads.

I lived very near this lake and fished here many many times. When I was 17 we moved away, but I have always and probably will always consider this my home. My dad loves to reminisce and tell me stories when we ride these roads. A good time to listen well, as this generation fades away so do the memories.

I have numerous pictures of this bridge. Today a lone fisherman
casts his line.

On a trip in the fall I took this photograph from the other side
of the bridge.

Another fall picture with a breathtaking view.

The Reunion was small and not a lot of action except for
a young squirrel who was taken with us and our food.

I kept talking to him and he seemed quite interested in what
I had to say. I said " Aunt Doris made some yummy zucchini
bread and it is loaded with nuts, do you want some?"

He smiled and said 'why yes I think I do"

I threw a piece not far from him and he took it gingerly watching
me all the while.

He said "mmmmm this is pretty good Aunt Doris"

In fact it is lip smacking good!

I'm going to eat it all gone!

Enough is enough, could you put that camera down? as
he covered his eyes.
So I did.

On the way home, I saw two deer in a very beautiful yard...
bottoms up for the first one!

The second one was eating the shrubs and grass.. the horse
was just standing there as it was a statue.
UhOh! she spotted me.

As the second began to run I noticed some little horns.

And that was my country trip...

To God be the Glory ~ Great Things He Hath Done


The Birdlady said...

Ah, memories...that was a beautiful place to grow up.
The squirrel is adorable - I guess "Sunday squirrels" were everywhere!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

What a wonderful post this is! The squirrel is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Wow. So many nice photographs.

Shellmo said...

I could picture myself driving down those country roads...sigh!
And your and his commentary were so cute!

Bird Girl said...

That was a very nice post - the squirrel was fun - but just LOVED the deer with the fake horse in the yard - funny and a good captures!

Marsha said...

John Denver's "country roads take me home" is running through my head now :-) It looks like you grew up in paradise, such beautiful countryside. The squirrel photo story is cute too, how funny!

jalynn01 said...

Thank you all for your comments... Those country roads didn't mean as much to me then as they do now! I didn't appreciate the 'paradise' I was living in until I moved away and looked back. Isn't that always the way it is? How strange life is.

Leedra said...

The squirrel photos are great. The first lake photo is so peaceful. I like the 1st (think more recent) photo of the bridge. It has an entirely different look to it than the one taken in the fall. The light was just right.

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