One of my sisters lives a couple hours south of us, so I sometimes make a day trip down there. She and her husband live out in the country so part of the trip is on rural roads that are very peaceful.
I love a drive down an infrequently traveled country road.
What a handsome barn this must have been when it was new.
When I look at an old structure like this, whether a barn or a house, I like to think about what it looked like when it was new, and what kind of stories it could tell … not only about the events that have taken place in it, but the family that built it, and the pride they must have taken in their new barn.
The long lane back to Sis’ house.
After lunch, Sis and I sat at her kitchen table and played Triple Yahtzee, Mama’s favorite game that she got us all hooked on, from years of playing it with her!
But it is always a little hard for me to concentrate on the game when we sit there because of the great view from the bay windows next to the table. And, I had taken my camera out of my purse and layed it on the table next to me this time, so the idea of “photo ops” made the view even more distracting than usual. (Hmmm. Do you think Sis seats me looking out the windows to make me a worse Yahtzee players? Really not necessary!)
My BIL puts corn at the base of that tree most mornings. So, the squirrels and deer are frequent visitors.
On this particular day, no deer showed up, but this very healthy looking little squirrel and several of his friends stopped by for a bite.
I love the view down the creek. What a wonderful window to look out of while you’re eating your morning cereal! I’ll have to take more pictures when things have greened up.
I think these are pigeons.
Look how perfectly they blend in with the surroundings. Hmmm. It occurs to me that they are the same color as concrete buildings too. Maybe that’s the reason they like to perch on them!
This is when I lonnnng for a camera with a really powerful lens, because I would have loved to have gotten a close-up of this redheaded woodpecker. I love his black and white with a touch of red coloring. But he was fun to watch anyway … very busy. I picture him thinking, “So many trees … so little time!”
A beautiful day in the country. And Sis let me win at Triple Yahtzee too!