These pictures were all taken this week either on my way to work or on my way home. We live in such a gorgeous part of the state of Virginia.
This shot was taken in front of the Ayers’s homeplace about a mile from the house.
This picture was taken a a little further down the road at my "Field of Dreams”...one of my favorite places to stop and shoot.
This sky was such a knockout I pulled off the interstate at the Econolodge in Lexington, stopped in one of their parking slots, and started taking pictures.
Finally, as I was pulling into the driveway this afternoon after school, I took this photo. Notice the swath of what appears to be no grass. Well, that used to be covered with gorgeous branches on the trees and a ground cover of berry bushes. The power company came out without even telling us (they are supposed to notify all residents in person before cutting) and supposedly cut 15 feet on either side of the power line which is what they can legally do. Well, they cut way more than any 15 feet on either side and completely destroyed one side of our beautiful tree hedge. They also cut out away our entire berry patch which went from one end of the field to the other. You cannot even begin to imagine my horror the afternoon I turned in my driveway to see my trees sheared and logs, stumps, and brush everywhere. Each afternoon on my way home, I harassed the crews sweetly wherever I could find them cutting along the road until they finally cleaned up their mess. It took me a week of nagging, but they finally got it to where it looks neat again. I just hope the trees survive the trauma. PS...I never once lost my temper with them. Remembering the manners taught me by the nuns, I just played the role of the innocent, little old white haired lady so upset about the loss of her tree branches and berries. I did call the head of the power company and told him we had not been informed any cutting was going to take place on our land, how shocked I was when I saw what they had done, and how upset I was. I actually cried on the phone because I was so distressed about it all. Apparently it worked because they did a pretty good job of cleaning up the mess.
This post is linked with Skywatch Friday.