Saturday, June 23, 2012

A road in Illinois..

We went for a little drive today. We have had two or three people mention a barn near West Union, Illinois. One day a few months ago, we drove around down there looking for it...almost exclusively on the east side of Route 1. Well, today we took a road going west, and just rambled around. Almost all the way down to Robinson.

I never did see any barn that was special...yet I don't even know what I am looking for. Just from the way it is mentioned to me, I would instantly recognize it as what they are talking about.

Either way, we were not out at a good time...so many of my photos were NOT GOOD. I have not taken the time to see what I could do in photoshop. I am not getting my hopes up. But I sure would like to go back down that way on a better day, preferably one of those crisp, clear fall days....or one after a rain. Either early in the day or late in the evening.

Someone mentioned fall at a blog I was visiting...saying that even though they liked fall, they weren't ready for it. I am always ready for fall....it is my favorite season. Don't get me wrong, I am always so glad to see spring, and I love somethings about summer...and I love to get out in the snow with camera in hand....but oh, I would love it if fall always lasted a little bit longer...with warm days right up into November. And the leaves aglow with color.

And windswept skies...and hearing the crickets start...and apples getting ripe...seeing the farmers out in the fields. Hearing the corn rustle if the wind blows...that is just a wonderful sound.

I will leave with the following video...even if the music sounds too--oh, I don't know the word...listen to the words. I am pretty sure it is where I got the term windswept sky; I know I have heard it used other places but this song almost always comes to mind when I use the term...so listen and see what you think.


6 comments:

Denise said...

This is the kind of road I love to head down on. Lovely read and real nice video. Thank you and have a great weekend.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

You know me, I love heading down a country road and fall :) I love the songs you find. I've listened to a lot of music since childhood but have never heard this song before, I like it ;)

don said...

Now that the equinox has passed, the daylight is getting shorter. It looks very interesting countryside.

Sandra said...

that road would be great for driving really fast and getting the stomach to feel funny. we used to do that on a road we called the dips but i was 16 then. i love clear blue windswept skies, no matter the time of the year. the man singing has a woman to love him when hes gone and stars to find the way back home. rain in the morning. thank you Lord.

Ginny said...

I have never heard this song before, I like the way they are showing it being played on an old record player. Until this year, fall was always my favorite season. Maybe being old has changed that. Fall means that winter is coming and it will be getting dark. I miss the flowers and light of summer very much. Although we do get rewarded with the wonderful trees!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Rose, fall is my favourite time of year too. And I also like all four seasons. But I don't want to rush summer along even though I dislike extreme heat. :))

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