A couple of weeks ago, I was driving home from work and just had my breath taken away by this beautiful sunset. But I couldn’t really get a good shot because A) I was driving, and B) there were trees in the way. So I decided to chase the light down.
This led me to turn down a road I’d never taken before and drive until I found a place to pull over. The place I found looked like some kind of abandoned (or just not currently in use at 6:30pm) construction yard. Since there were no signs about trespassing…on this particular part of the lot…I decided that it was as good a place as any.
Being raised out in the middle of Nowheresville, Georgia, as I was, I was cautious. Not of who might be there but of what might be there.
Rabid racoons, snakes, coyotes, stray dogs (ok, honestly, strays just don’t scare me), and more critters could absolutely be loving the big metal tubes and huge wild brush I was headed towards. (Later, it occurred to me that spiders would love it too. Ick.) So I kicked everything or looked into it before setting my foot by the entrance. Thankfully, I seemed to be alone.
And, call me crazy, but I loved it out there. The mix of weeds, dirt, and metal just made an interesting contrast. I think it would be so fun to do a photoshoot out there with someone who didn’t mind getting a little dried up clay on their clothes.
But back to the light…I love when you can see beams of sunlight bursting forth.
Yes, I just said “bursting forth.” I don’t get to say “forth” often and like to use it when I can.
And I don’t understand why people say that every cloud has a silver lining. I never see silver linings. Gold, sure. Peach even. Or mango. But silver?
I can’t wait to get back out there now that the trees are changing colors. I took this sunset picture just to remind myself about the trees.
Again, I just love the contrast of the uglier man-made items against the beautiful, God-given sunset, trees, and even the colorful weeds. The sunset got even more colorful after I left, but I couldn’t stick around because Tom was out of town, and the dogs needed me to come home and feed them.
Oh, and on the way out, I passed this junker. I thought that it would be pretty awesome if fixed up. Just in case anyone wants to find out who owns it, buy it, fix it up, and gift it to me.