Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sunday Afternoon Drive


I invite you to join me on a Sunday afternoon drive around the countryside. Make sure you are dressed warm, just in case you want to step out of the car.
We have no special destination, or even ideas of what we hope to see.

As we slowly drive down a country road, the following scene presents itself. It's just two rows of trees with a path of snow between them. It loos like someone else has enjoyed some activity in there as well.


A short distance further down the road is a small pond. The water is all frozen solid at this point, but last years Cattails still stand proudly, as though guarding the area.


I have no idea what kind of plant this may be, but it adds interest to the barren scene.



After a fair drive I spot this lone tree. I have driven down that particular road, perhaps hundreds of times and never taken note of this tree. I think that perhaps the barren landscape of winter causes me to see things I might not catch in summer.


Still at another location, I see this fence line snaking it's way up the small hill. Once again, the snow causes the fence to stand out more, so I have to stop and get a picture.

Today is a gift…an opportunity to live with courage and wonder and a sense of adventure and with eyes wide open to the beauty all around me.

16 comments:

  1. I love country roads and what beautiful sights you have found. Thanks so much Ruth for sharing.

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  2. I'm so glad I hopped into the car with you.
    The scenery is spectacular. I especially like the snowy road with the crisscross shadows and lines.

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  3. I love your snowy scenes! I hope we get a pretty one before winter is over. Thanks for the ride!

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  4. The fence in the snow is very unusual, and pretty. But my favorite is the first picture. The two rows of trees with the path in between. And the shadows of them on the path. It is quite wonderful.

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  5. Wonderful shots! I love the road lined by trees.

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  6. First of all...love the quote! Fitting for your beautiful country scenes.

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  7. The first photo draws one into the scene. Love it! Thanks for taking me along!

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  8. each season points out things we never see, even here in FL without snow. that tree is gorgeous and I love the fence. my favorite today is the path of snow between the trees, I would like to walk down the middle, I can say that because I know it will not happen. ha ha

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  9. Thank you for taking us along with you on your Sundat drive. I love your photos.

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  10. These pics are lovely. We've had very little snow this season. Maybe tomorrow the weatherman says!! Have a blessed weekend.

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  11. Lovely photos. Sure would like to be the one that walked down that snowy path! :)

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  12. Oh, Ruth, I don't know which I like best...just all of them I guess. I love the way the shadows play across the first path. And any fence line is wonderful.

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  13. you have a great eye ruth, for noticing the beautiful!! i adore the closing thought!!

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  14. No snow here in our 52-degree coastal evening. Thanks for a beautiful trip in the snow without the cold!

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  15. enjoy the cat tails and the fence line views. wow. what gorgeous snowy shots!! very cool!! what a peaceful time. ( ;

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  16. What a beautiful Sunday drive...love those country roads!! The snow is gorgeous but I am sure it was COLD!!!

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