Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Problem solved

I had errands in Jasper today. It's the county seat. Also, the newspaper office is in Jasper. We had an editorial meeting. Everyone talked through their stories in the works. We also talked about anyone having time off in August.

As it turns out, I raised my hand. I'm having knee replacement surgery toward the end of the month. I'm excited. Wait, let me take a handkerchief and wipe the sarcasm off that last sentence.

After the meeting, I had several errands. The first stop was the bank. After that, was a run by the feed store. The birds and dogs need  a'feedin'. When I left out of the bank on my usual route, a city crew had the street blocked. Detour signs pointed to a new way.

The homes on this back street were incredible. Rolling lawns. Rock gardens, and ivy green driveways on both sides of the streets. Homes built with old stone. Deep pockets. Old money.

Tonight I was struggling to come up with a topic. I did what I always do - I looked through all my pictures on Google Photo. I came across the picture below that I shot two years ago today. I took it in Florence, Al. It was taken at an old farm. A doctor owned it. It was as manicured as an exclusive golf course.

When I saw it today, it reminded me of my detour today. Writer's block problem solved.



13 comments:

  1. Perhaps I am being foolish, but I think a working farm is every bit as beautiful (and more) than a manicured green spot.

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  2. I'm smiling. I remember once near Helen GA we saw a fantastic house with a water fall like that just beside it. It was For Sale. I was so carried away I told my wife we will go home sell every thing we have and buy this place. I can understand being struck by 'natures beauty'. Of course I came back to reality in an hour, but sometimes, natures beauty blinds one to reality.
    Good one!

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  3. It is fun to stumble across something you hadn't noticed before. Older houses are particularly good.

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  4. Deep pockets. Old money. Universal expressions that say it all. :)
    Alphie

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  5. Deep pockets. Old money. Universal expressions that say it all. :)
    Alphie

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  6. Best of luck with the new knee! I had both mine replaced 31/2 yrs ago and haven't regretted it a bit. You'll do great as long as you do the rehab afterward..super important! Keep it moving! My in-laws had a farm property that they leased the land out and had some different livestock over the years. (like Buffalo!) My kids grew up loving that place. It was so beautiful. Your photo reminded me of it. Maybe I need a blog post about it one of these days...my writer's block solved! Enjoy your day!

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  7. Our old farm is certainly not manicured and well maintained although I wish it was. My husband doesn't care about aesthetic but I do. There is joy in beauty for me.
    It's amazing what you'll find in a detour. Our city is full of detours this summer as major construction is going on all over the city. It looks like they have deep pockets. Our taxes will probably go up.
    Have a good day.
    Hugs, Julia

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  8. Detours in life are wonderful things and often take us to unknown beauty and awesome sights. I'm always thankful them.

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  9. It takes a detour to find what you didn't know you were looking for.

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  10. Oh I would love to have a water spot like that in my yard but with all the rain we are getting, I could have one naturally in a few days.
    Lisa.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful!!

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  12. A corny response - when you are taking a detour, and come to a forks in the road, TAKE IT !! Courtesy Yogi

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  13. I wish I had deep pockets and old money but my pockets have holes in them and the only old money I have is Monopoly money

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