Thursday, April 30, 2009

Not my camera, not your computer

These were taken the other day when we ran over to Arthur, Illinois. It never rained really hard at any time, but misted. And if it wasn't misting, you just felt the humidity around you. There was always this slight fog or mist close to the ground in the distance. It was not my camera not in focus, nor is it your computer needing adjusting.
Today has been a different story as far as the rain...it has rained A LOT today...and about the time I think it is done, it comes around again. Just a little bit ago, I actually had the thought that it might be over with for today, but instead in about ten minutes, the rain moved back in and it just poured for about 20-30 minutes. Now, it acts like the sun might want to come out, but I am not going to let it fool me for a minute.
Doesn't it look lonely? And flat. I never can get over how flat it is. I would love to know how far one can actually see. And it is certainly a different kind of seeing than growing up in Tennessee.

When I first came to Indiana from Tennessee, I sure missed my mountains. I was just always so lonesome for them...and I guess to this day even though I have come to love some of the things of Indiana, my heart still belongs to Tennessee. Every now and then we come to an area and it will remind us of this or that place in Tennessee...and just for a minute we can pretend to be home.

6 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Rose, That baby is just gorgeous. Love her little smile!!!!

It is flat up your way, isn't it????? I would miss the mountains so much.. When I lived in Texas ---I would cry when seeing Tennessee in the fall of the year. I don't think I could ever want to leave the mountains!!!!

I'm extremely busy now--getting ready to leave on vacation on Sat. morning. If I don't comment as much, please forgive me.

Hugs,
Betsy

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I know about missing your childhood countryside, Rose, so I empathize with you. I grew up close to the Atlantic Ocean, near enough to hear foghorns and smell the salty air. And the trees and other vegetation were always lush - no such thing as drought.

But I've come to love the fresh water of the Great Lakes and the openness of Ontario. ;-)

don said...

I grew up in a flat country where there were very few trees and you felt as if you could see the bend of the earth...like at sea. Now Kansas is all grown up in trees (wind control) and it's a different country. I especially like that lone tree! Nice series.

George said...

I moved from Indiana to Tennessee (with a few other stops in between). I have to admit that I don't miss that flat landscape when I can see the mountains from my yard down here.

Leedra said...

So funny, somewhere along the way I missed or forgot you no longer live in Tennessee. I was wondering the other day which part of Tennessee you lived in. Glad you clarified that one for me.

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Deborah Godin said...

I hear ya, Sistah! My heart is still in the Rockies!

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