This is what is so strongly inviting to me...the old back roads, especially dirt roads, beckon to me.
It was a beautiful weekend.
And Sunday was no exception. We took the back roads from church to home and I had nothing but my iPhone with me and I was a back seat passenger in the Suburban, so....
Down came the windows and occasionally, I'd ask for the speed to slow enough so that the little pencil-lead sized opening on my iPhone could capture some of the scenery spread out before me like a patchwork quilt.
(Luke's getting his hours in for a driver's license, and November is his birthday. My last one to drive...I'm not sure I'm ready, but he's doing well! See that fixer-upper behind Luke? It's a beautiful old home that needs someone to fix it up. It sits on the most picturesque little curve out on the back roads....)
He did well being the getaway driver for my "drive-by shooting"!
Sometimes, having only the iPhone is good. It makes taking photos simple: point, and shoot. Not a lot of time is taken with composition or worrying about what button needs pushing, no lens to adjust.
It's little like the old-time cameras--simple. And the look when finished? That looks a little like the old time photos from when I was a kid: the decidedly seventy-ish cast to the pictures, I kind of like that look once in a while.
Sugar beets growing in a field....I know lots of you get cane sugar, but up here, we get our sugar from beets that grow in the ground.
Old abandoned barns make me feel melancholy. And the colors in these photos double it.
Big open fields, big open sky. Just the way I like it.
A for-sure sign of fall here in Michigan is plentiful goldenrod. It's EVERYWHERE.
I took the time to appreciate this garden of flowers next to an old farmhouse, zinnias and marigolds in a garden are captivating, always.
I hope your Tuesday is delightful, in all the simple ways.