Day eleven of our photo journey …
It was so grey and dreary outside today that my plan was just to take a picture of my favorite coffee mug and call it good.
BUT . . . I knew that there was no way Haley was going to let me get away with that, so I didn’t even bother looking for an excuse.
C’mon Haley! Let’s jump in the car! Let’s see if we can find anything worth taking pictures of. There has to be some color somewhere.
So we cranked up the radio in our old car, and headed out the nearest county road, in search of something, anything . . .
Out near the Cossar State Park, we started seeing color every direction we turned.
It is instinctive for me to head straight to the flowers.
It was as if God had reached down with a giant paintbrush and changed our world from black and white to full living color.
We were so busy looking at everything around us that we almost missed these guys quietly watching us. We sat there for several minutes, afraid to even breathe for fear that they would run away.
It was then we realized that there was one lone deer behind us that they must have been waiting for, so we continued on our way.
I couldn’t help it. I had to take one more flower photo.
The sun was nearly gone when I glanced back at the edge of the stream, and it nearly took my breath away.
In that moment, I realized what my heart has been missing.
I don’t just like to be surrounded by the natural beauty of nature, I thrive on it. Soon it will be time to consider another move – back out to a country setting where I feel most at home.
On the lighter side, we learned a very valuable lesson today. Never, I mean never, even consider drinking a 32 ounce iced coffee drink before heading out for an early evening drive down a long country road. 🙂