After several hours in the middle of the night with a crying baby and a day in which she didn’t want to be put down I was ready to make a quick escape when Tahd got home – later than normal, I might add – from work. When I spend my days willing another human being to sleep I find my world gets pretty small and I get very eager to rediscover the world! I found this to be true when Gabe was younger, too, and it’s one of the part of parenting I most struggle with.
But that’s another post for another day…
For today, I hit the road when Tahd got home – camera in hand – off to search for a little evening inspiration. I’ve been having lots of photographic fun with Instagram lately, but I missed my big camera and it was a little bit like taking a friend out for a drive.
We live in a more urban-t0-suburban area, but not far from here the road greets rural, and I decided it was the perfect place to live in the golden hour and watch the sunset. I didn’t quite know what I was looking for, but eventually I found a few things that made me smile.
I found this first little building nestled between some trees.
I especially liked it because I could play with the sun flares as they filtered through the trees in the foreground.
Not longer after I rounded a corner on this field. Truthfully, I didn’t quite get the picture I wanted. The weeds spotted the crop in such a distinctive way, but I didn’t think the farmer would appreciate me traipsing through his field uninvited to get closer.
A group of cows were pastured in a small roadside field.
Cows aren’t usually my thing, but these cows looked happy. They wanted to have their pictures taken.
When I finally found this crooked little shed I was already driving by it and had to pull a fast u-turn.
There was just something interesting about it. I wonder how much longer it will stand.
All in all it was a lovely evening – a few hours to myself, beautiful scenery, the smell of the country…
and the knowledge that Tahd would wrestle Isla to sleep and I wouldn’t have to!