When I drive Luke to school, it's just under ten miles.
Out here where we live, the roads are laid out mostly in one mile grids, all perfectly straight for the most part.
On the way home from almost anywhere, I can take any number of back roads to get there. I just have to be willing to travel on some gravel.
Sometimes, the back roads soothe the soul, and treat the eye at the same time, and the dirt doesn't bother me a bit.
I don't know about you, but it helps me to slow it down to less than 55 mph and really look at what's all laid out in front of me.
Some mornings are ho-hum. And some are spectacular.
On the mornings when I can tell it's spectacular, I grab the big camera bag.
This morning, I saw the fog, but forgot the camera bag.
All I had is my iPhone, but that didn't matter. I could still do plenty of drive-by shooting with this little pencil-lead sized lens. It's amazing what it will do when the light is right, and the scenery is simple.
Sometimes, I'm shooting blind, like in this shot, the sun was burning through the fog so brightly, I literally couldn't tell if I had the cattle and horses in the shot or not, but knowing the lens was pointed in the general direction, I thought I might capture it. I did, but it took uploading them to find out. I could barely wait to get home to find out!
It was agony to go and make myself walk three miles and then run all my errands this morning. When I saw this shot, I did a little gulp. So beautiful, just from a little iPhone. I find this astonishing, I know, I'm old school...and usually big lenses are involved in something this pretty.
A slow travel on some gravel is how I started my day.
And it's just hard to have a bad day after starting it out this way, my friends.
I hope there's some time in your life to travel some gravel...
And let your eyes see the wonder of it all!
I hope that wherever YOU are, that there is sunshine! ;0)