Saturday, July 4, 2009


the fourth of july is supposed to be a day of celebration, but my day didn't start out that way. i awoke at 6 am with a severely congested head, the bronchitis i have had for the last 5 weeks, and a really bad panic attack was about to occur. i knew i had to do one of two things......get out and walk or get in the car and DRIVE. i grabbed my clothes, dressed, for some reason grabbed my camera along with my purse, and headed out the door. i walked through the front door and knew i had made the right choice. the usually warm, humid air of morning was crisp and cool. a bird followed me from the house to the car, and stayed just a short distance out of my reach. i did manage to start off my "photo trek" by snapping the little critter right over my head. thank goodness i didn't get covered in bird poop.

i headed for the country, realizing there wasn't much country anymore, mostly new buildings, houses, strip malls, convenience stores..........but i was determined to help quell my panic attack by shooting something with my camera. following are the results of my trek.

1) The bird.

2) Heading south, following the rails.

3) Where am i going?

4) Forsaken barn.

5) Small town USA.

6) Small town justice....newly remodeled court house.

7) Store fronts in the morning haze.

8) Old time religion.

9) Forgotten history.

my panic attack quickly disappeared and i had a blast finding something to shoot in the early morning hours. wish i could do this every morning..........

i hope you enjoyed my trek.



Cindi ;) said...

I loved looking at your pics!! thx for sharing

Indigo said...

Sounds like it turned out to be a wonderful morning after all. Loved the pictures you took. (Hugs)Indigo

Sybil said...

So glad that you ha dthe good sense to get out the house and into the fresh morning air. Thank you for sharing these lovely photo's. They look so good in the morning light. Thanks again.
hope you have a real good walk ahead,
Much Love Sybil xx

Paula said...

Enjoyed the pictures.

Greg said...

You have discovered the magic and the power of photography on your "emergency trek". I love what you came up with, and really like the subjects that you chose to photograph. I have the same issues when I am out Trekking...seems like everything is all grown up and built up these days. You have found some gems out there, like that barn.


Heli gunner Tom said...

These pictures are so warm and remind me of where I grew up in the countryside of Wisconsin!
Thank you for posting!

Tom S
Vietnam Vet: 68-70
Jesus is Lord.

Lisa said...

It looks like you had a great time on your photo trek - good for you getting out there and getting such great shots! I hope you are doing well.

Elise said...

Hello, I just wanted to leave a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your post today.

I love reading your blog - thank you very much for sharing your pictures and thoughts !

Sybil said...

Hope all is well. coem and tell me. Please. Love Sybil x

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