Wednesday, November 02, 2005

tipsy



At this point things will get interesting at the Farmers Wife. The blog was born in April with the thought of posting at least one photo per day. There are those times when I'm "gone fishing", but the stats tell me I've entered 263 posts, some days 3 or 4 photos, more than making up for skipped entries.

And now we have - daylight savings time. I'm not quite sure exactly what daylight is being saved, because it's not very light when I leave for work in the morning and very dark when I return at night. I would stop many times on the drive home to take photographs. Now I'll be relegated to shots on my lunch hour or weekends. Let's see how many times I'll be digging in my unpublished files for something to post.

This is the other end of Pouley Road, on a misty grey-bright morning. I usually avoid this route as small town police lay in wait to hand out tickets for any infraction, including not having a front license plate. When the train goes through in December, and the building boom hits the town like a tract home avalanche, they'll have plenty to do - real crime will come as a gift of civilization.

It's probably a good idea to stay off this road, until which time they decide to correct the orientation of this pole. A good wind from the west and it will be history.

8 comments:

Wheat said...

Oh how I love road photographs. They instantly make the viewer excited -- anticipating what's down there. They make me want to explore... or get lost...


Country lanes are my favorite.



-Katie
Drowing in Minneapolis

merlinprincesse said...

Real nice misty! Do you have snow in rural Illinois????

Zanne said...

No snow yet...soon enough.

It's time to put the blade on the little lawn tractor that I use to do the driveway. A slightly perverse game around here is to ask newcomers if they have their "blade". Of course, no one wants to appear uninformed, and they squirm around a bit before you give them a hint.....
"You're sure gonna need a blade if you ever hope to get out of your driveway before spring."

srp said...

The roads look very similar to those down south in Illinois. Maybe just a few more , dare I say, hills and valleys. Probably it would be better to call them dips and rises. I wish a little fog would come in here.

Floridacracker said...

Isn't it amazing that we still string wires all over circa 1890? It is the one thing that a time traveler from the time would recognize right away.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A very evocative photo..Beautiful! I don't understand daylight savings either. Like, WHY? I don't like it getting dark so much earlier, at all! Can't we protest to someone???(lol)

Lynne said...

Just took the drive from Palatine to Peoria yesterday -- great farmland -- great views. Love the pictures -- I don't know what it is, but I think that rural roads and farms are just so BEAUTIFUL! Maybe it's their simplicity... whatever it is, glad to know others enjoy them as well.

Tai said...

This is a sweet shot. The soft light and fog makes for a good mix of surrealism, creepiness, and pastoral beauty.