Monday, October 22, 2018

Down The Road Less Traveled

If you should happen to find yourself in the passenger seat of my car be prepared to get off the main roads. A sign that says"Not a Thru Road" only is an invitation to find out why not.
The road we are taking today, has a large sign at the beginning stating that it is not an all weather road.That's ok, as today we do not have 'all weather'. The road is dry, so I see no reason to not check it out.

I read a post by a friend, a little earlier and she mentioned how wonderful blogging is.I so agree.I have met so many wonderful friends on the blog.I only wish I could meet you all in person, but for now, let's head down this road/trail.
I think this stand of trees is lovely at any time of year.

OK, I will confess that I always hope I meet no oncoming vehicle along this road, but those chances are very slim. I've been down here numerous times and have never yet met another soul.

And the road goes on, along the edge of a field As you can see, I took these pictures earlier in the season.

Remember that stand of trees in the first picture. Well, here we are up close and personal with those same trees.

Back home on the computer,I turned this into a black and white.I kinda like that as well.

The Bald Eagle is a bonus picture.I saw it several miles down the road from the rest of the pictures.
I cannot resist getting yet another Bald Eagle shot whenever the opportunity presents itself.

I close this post with a few words from my heart.
Thank you to each one of you who enrich my life in one way or the other. I cherish your friendships and often thank God for you.
Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.


  1. I totally agree with you about that stand of trees. They're so beautiful. That road does look like it could get pretty nasty with a little bit of rain...or another vehicle. But what a fun place to get away for a day of photography. I never tire of eagles, either. I love watching the Decorah nest cams every year.

  2. This is just the kind of road I love to explore. The stand of trees is gorgeous, either in color or black & white. The entire path looks so inviting, like a gift. Perhaps the eagle had been flying down it.

  3. You are a good driver, Ruth! You have to be to drive a schoolbus full of precious children every school day, in all kinds of weather. God bless your care and devotion.
    It must be fun to take a drive with you on these beautiful roads. Blogging has also enriched my life--I feel like I have dear friends that live all around the world!

  4. I truly believe the quote at the end about friends taking care of us, even blog friends we never meet in person fit in that category. those trees are AMAZING... and the winding road is beautiful. I for one would love to ride in your car and see what you see... your comment about the coyotes on my post yesterday I agree. the poor wildlife has no where to roam, each time they find a new home, humans destroy it and they must move again.... my heart broke for the terrified coyote even while I worried if he would bother our dog

  5. the road less traveled, always the best way to go!! the birch trees are magnificent. and what a GREAT capture of the bald eagle!!!

  6. I'm with you, always go and see what a road brings forth. Love the trees shots and yes it was a bonus to see the Bald Eagle. yes I aggree with blogger friends and Ruth you are welcome here anytime. Have a wonderful week.

  7. Lucky to see the eagle! Did you get to the end of the road? What was there??

  8. I am thankful for you and your blog and have come to think of you as a friend. : ) Wonderful pictures down that road. I live on a no thru road. : ) I can picture myself walking down there.

  9. "Not a thru road" that could very well be why you have never met others on that gorgeous road.
    I loved how you began this post and that you are not afraid to go where others may not be willing to go.

    I imagined riding along with you and having the sweetest fellowship.

    Once again, thank you for sharing your beauty with us ~

  10. I thoroughly enjoy being with you along roads less traveled.

  11. I would love to go on one of your country drives with you. You have so much wonderful countryside to explore.

    Happy Fall dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

  12. Oh, I so agree with what you said about blogging...what a wonderful world that has been opened to me through blogging. And there is nothing I would like more than to be a passenger in your car as we set out for those roads less traveled. We are kindred spirits and I do wish some day that I could meet face to face with my special friends. We will meet...if not here, one day in heaven. :)

  13. Once again, great pictures. What a great capture of the eagle. I really like the pictures of the birches. Beautiful. Thank you for taking me along on your drive.

  14. I can't resist driving do those kinds of roads too Ruth! How I wish we could ride together, what fun we would have! Most of the time my husband obliges my sense of adventure, and takes me on the back roads, and is patient while I snap pictures. I'm glad you take the road less traveled, how lovely it is! Love that shot of the trees in both color and B&W! Incredible beauty abounds around us! Blessings and hugs to you :)

  15. My FAVORITE type of roads to take.... Love it!!!!!! Wish I were there.. I'd let you drive me down one of those interesting roads.



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