Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Beginning A Driving Tour Of Local Rural Roads

I'd arrived at the farm and gotten settled in my little apartment with all six of my dogs. I'd taken a walking tour of the grounds. The sun would soon be setting so I decided to take a driving tour of some more country roads. But first I'd let the dogs outside for a break. All was going well until Daphne saw this Amish buggy passing by on the county road. She ran toward it barking. I hollered several times and she came back to me. But then the buggy turned onto the dirt road and Clover ran toward it barking. I had to do more hollering, managing to offer what I hoped was a friendly, apologetic wave to the occupants. Clover also returned to me before causing any trouble:

I then put all the dogs inside my apartment except for the two puppies which I took with me on the back roads tour. I began by driving north on the county road. One of my closest neighbors is apparently a new arrival who has been fixing up the house and barn, erecting fencing and filling the fields with livestock:

Daphne and Clover were fascinated and very excited to watch the scenery passing by the window - and all the more so when there was livestock to be seen. This is my favorite picture from the trip. Be sure to click on it to get an enlarged view:

As I have previously, I noticed that both the farm fields and the sky are immense up there:

And old fashioned farms are still very much alive and functioning:

Farm equipment is often left out in the field, ready to be used another day:

It was getting late in the afternoon and the skies would periodically fill with clouds. I never knew if I'd have enough light to finish my driving tour, but I just kept going and snapping photos:

A friendly home with wagon wheels at the entrance:

Pumpkins on the front porch:

1 comment:

  1. I just posted a comment about your Brasher photos saying that the home across from the Octagon house belonged to my mother. I was so surprised when I went to your "Older Post" to find that you have several photos of the farm I grew up on. One photo you deemed as your "favorite Photo". Sounds like you live close to what used to be our farm. Such a coincidence!