Friday, July 13, 2012

On the Way Home


About the last third of our trip home from work winds along little two-lane country roads. My favorite part of the ride is where it runs for about a mile through the swamp above. The road has a very narrow shoulder and there is no place to park for some way, so my husband had to drop me off and drive down the road a bit while I took pictures with my phone and then come back for me.

It's been pretty dry this year, although we've had a lot of rain the last several days. When we have a really rainy year, you can't see all that vegetation, well, you can't see the road either. Last year, it got so dry that you could have walked through it dry shod. I didn't like that at all.


I love this tree. I wish I had had a better camera so you could see this better, but I've enlarged the picture as much as I could without making it too blurry.  If you look closely you will see white egrets: one flying on the left, three in the tree and three near the right side of the picture. This morning, the tree was full of vultures. 

AMDG





6 comments:

  1. Nice. I have recently lost a similar pair of dead trees. I posted a picture of them on my blog not too long ago. They were on an eroding beach and for some years have been standing in the water, and finally were pushed over by a thunderstorm six or eight weeks ago. It made me unreasonably sad, and I really miss them.

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  2. Yes, I think about that when I look at this one, or it's probably two. I suppose one day it will go, and that will make me really sad.

    AMDG

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  3. This shot wasn't a simply roll-down-the-window-and-shoot. I dropped Janet off then circled around so I could reposition the car. The road itself is two lanes wide with a very narrow shoulder.

    Had someone been passing by (there wasn't) they would have seen some guy putting his wife out by the side of the road.

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    1. Hey, I thought you didn't have internet access.

      AMDG

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  4. Which deserves a photo of its own.

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    1. Too late! Too late! Thank goodness.

      AMDG

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