Monday, January 2, 2012

Back Roads

A few days before Christmas, I went to the cemetery where so many of my family are buried to take flowers to place on the graves. It was a somewhat cool and gloomy looking day as I travelled the country roads where I came from. Reminiscing and not wanting to get back to town and the hustle and bustle of grocery shopping and finishing my Christmas preperations, I drove the back roads for a while. Alone with my thoughts and a few songs playing on my iPod, I slowly wound my way down a few back roads that I haven't been on in many years.
Not a soul in the world knew where I was at that afternoon. Farmall Man knew I was going to the cemetery and grocery store, but I took a road less travelled as I took the long way around to get to where I was going.

We had received a nice rain the night before, and as I turned down the road, I began to wonder if it was paved the whole length of the road or if it might possibly turn to mud somewhere. I drove a few miles without seeing a single house or driveway and knew if I came to a washed out spot in the road, I would have a long ways to back out of my predictament. At one place, I finally saw a fresh set of tire tracks and knew the road had been travelled once that day.
I enjoyed my afternoon of back roads and memories, even if it only lasted for an hour or so.


  1. I love all these shots; but I think the last one is my favorite with the curve in the road! Glad you didn't get stuck anywhere!

  2. that's beautiful. i almost got stuck on one of those dirt roads near here after a rain. i don't travel them anymore....

  3. The road less traveled is the one most rewarding. Beautiful.

  4. What a pretty drive! Thank you for sharing the photos of your journey!

  5. Goodness! What a lovely and Lonely road! Erie as well!
    Love the photos!

  6. Well, now I knew you were a creative lady, I didn't know you were brave as well. I love the photo's, Janice and thanks for sharing with us. Some days, well today would be good to at least walk down a road, let the wind tousle my hair and clear my mind.


  7. Oh my goodness, I didn't mean to say JUGS!! ((hugs)) :)

  8. I love taking these old roads. My goal is to explore every county road in Nacogdoches County!


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