Friday, December 30, 2005

mack



There seem to be an inordinate number of terrible accidents on the rural roads around here. The ubiquitous white crosses are everywhere, some intersections or curves piled with more than a few indicating the dangerous nature of the spot.

Having a Mack truck barreling towards you on a snowy, blowy, slippery day is more than enough inspiration to slow down and pay close attention to your driving. The one car accidents are usually caused by excessive speed, and it's easy to do on a lonely road, tooling along without other cars to set the pace your speed increases, almost unknowingly. That is, until you realize those Holsteins are just a blur as you whiz by.

5 comments:

pablo said...

Someday I'm going to travel up there to this place you call Illinois and drive down country roads all day with you so I can begin to see the world through your eyes. I love driving down country roads in Missouri, and I'll bet this place called Illinois has some nice ones too.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the world through your eyes is quite beautiful. More people should learn to appreciate all that is around them...no matter where they are or their circumstances. All one must do is open their eyes AND their hearts.

This picture makes me want to get the hell out of the way! lol

srp said...

Simple things through your eyes are grand. I am beginning to wonder if you ever see the ground during the winter. The blowing snow from the truck sure looks cold.

Floridacracker said...

I go slow in snow.

Tim Rice said...

I love your pictures. I'm going to have to come back here and browse your archives. I grew up in the country on a poultry farm in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Thanks for sharing these photos.