Monday, July 23, 2007

Roadside Art......


This is one of my favorite farms that I drive by on the way into our new town. It's literally on the outskirts of town and today, when I drove by, it looked like a watercolor painting. The red, green, blue, and yellow hues caught my eye, along with the light and shadows. It all melded together to form a most picturesque scene.
I pulled off the road to pause for a moment and take it all in. Peace and serenity embodied in a landscape.....

Thank God I'm a Country Girl...........

17 comments:

Elise said...

Oh, I'll never get that song out of my head now! :)
I'm thankful you're a country girl, too, so we can partake in the beauty that surrounds *you*!

Joel and Jaime said...

Beautiful picture! By the way, we miss you guys! Some time, we'll have to try to 'bump into' each other again! We're interested to know how everything is going for you guys. I guess we don't even really know where you're living now. Well, maybe one of these days...
In the mean time, I enjoy reading your posts and staying connected that way! Thank God for computers :)

Moi said...

It sure looks like a watercolor painting at its glorious best, blue. Lovely neck of woods...:)

And the little boy in the pic, Nathan managed to find a tiny sea-shell and was happy as a clam ;)

susan said...

Beautiful scene! Thanks for sharing.

colleen said...

Much better than a velvet Elvis painting.

Mike said...

Beautiful picture. This has got to be one of the best farm shots I have seen, looks almost like a painting.


We are headed to both sides of Smokey Mountain National Park, NC and TN. We will also be in Ashville and Knoxville.

Carmi said...

If I keep seeing pictures like this, I'll want to move to the country, too.

Now that I'm a virtual worker, that may yet happen. Any advice?

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

What a lovely picture - makes me want to take out my pencils and watercolors!

We had a quick visit through our beloved blue ridge a few weeks back - I must say, just seeing the mountains is always restorative for my soul

photowannabe said...

Amen to that. this does indeed look like a watercolor. Beautiful. Looks like you live in a gorgeous new area.

kirsten said...

Oooh, what a beautiful photo!! It does look so like a watercolor painting, & you have captured it beautifully. Just lovely!

Zayannee said...

I love this pic reminds me if our farm, except its not a flat. I am going to post some pics of our old farm house and farm for you to enjoy. Not everybody sees the beauty in these things. Its nice to meet someone who does!

Anna said...

Just beautiful! I love the view! I have been thinking of you as we are both in transisiton...AGAIN! It was so good to talk to you on the phone! Take care friend!

JAM said...

Gorgeous.

Lovely Wife and I will stop at the drop of a hat to take time to appreciate a beautiful scene. Always drove our daughters crazy, but hopefully they'll slow down enough to appreciate the beauty all around someday too.

backpakker said...

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

bluemountainmama said...

jaime- i'll e-mail you soon with our new address so we can keep in touch.

carmi- hmm... advice for country living. i don't know much about the canadian countryside, but as for rural appalachia...if you don't mind the occasional pesky critters, spending more time having to maintain your property, and not having access to as many "modern" conveniences, the benefits of rural living majorly outweigh the inconveniences... in my estimation, anyway. rural living slows you down and helps you appreciate the connection to the land and to community that is sadly lacking for most people....

susan... glad you got a chance to breathe in the blue ridge, however brief.

zayannee- i'll be over soon to see your farm. i'm also glad to "meet" a fellow country girl! :)

anna- i loved talking to you, too. what a pleasant surprise! hopefully we can talk again soon....

jam- your girls will appreciate it. my parents did the same, which i lamented when i was young. but now i'm doing the exact same thing! :)

L.L. Barkat said...

You take me back to my childhood days, of walking in fields and picking wild strawberries.

Anil P said...

Oh yes, it sure does look like a watercolour painting.