Wednesday, December 30, 2009

How about a ride in the country for ~ Outdoor Wednesday



These are some of the sights on the way up to my niece Ashley's home. She and her husband built a home a couple of years ago on land that her hubby Mitchell was raised on. It is so peaceful and beautiful each time I visit I want to stay forever. Wonder if little Miss Abbigail would share her room with Aunt Cherry..



bare pecan trees to me are gorgeous. I love the rows of trees with all their limbs pointing skyward.



who doesn't love a red barn



a family cemetery in the middle of a field with hay bales ready for winter



All the cotton has been picked now. I took these picture the Saturday after Thanksgiving



I wondered while I was driving along what the people that ride past these sites everyday think of them? Do they pay them any attention at all ?



do they see the simplicity, the beauty that is all around them ?



Each time I see a chimney standing alone I wonder about the families, the homes, the lives, the love that once surrounded it.



I hope each of you are having a wonderful Wednesday and will join us for
Outdoor Wednesday over at Miss Susan's blog ~ A Southern Daydreamer



hugs ya'll, Cherry

23 comments:

  1. what a lovely, serene place. the bare pecan trees are gorgeous and that old, rustic house in the first photo is simply beautiful.

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  2. That are lovely pictures of a beautiful land. LOve the red barn and the cemetary.
    Happy New Year

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  3. What a lovely ride in the country. I love the cotton, what a neat sight. The old red barns are a favorite of mine.

    Happy New Years to you and yours.

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  4. Love those pics! The cotton fields brought back memories of my childhood, visiting my aunt and uncle who lived on a farm (soybeans, cotton, etc.) and we would ride in the back of the truck on the cotton from the field to the cotton gin! Also, LOVE that red barn!!!! Happy New year. Linda

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  5. You take pictures of all the things I love to see. Old barnboard buildings, the bricks, unusual (to me anyway) plants in a field. Oh yes, and as a genealogy researcher I love cemetery photos. There is so much valuable information there.

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  6. Thanks for the ride Cherry. What beautiful sights. I would love to see a field white with cotton. I always think about peoples lives when I see old houses or farms too. There is always something sad about it somehow to me.
    Wishing you a New Year filled with love, good health,family, and friends.

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  7. A great ride in the country Cherry! Since I'm also from Savannah, I've experienced almost the very same images and will never forget them. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Your country tour post brought back a lot of memories today. Some good and some not. I was born and raised in the country so all this meant a lot to me. Thanks for sharing and visiting my post.

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  9. A very beautiful post with an amazing series of lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.
    I wish you and your family a
    Happy New Year!

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  10. Those are such lovely pictures and yes the beauty sometimes gets lost when you are surrounded by it. Happy New Year, Cindy

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  11. Those are lovely country scenes. thank you for taking us there. I enjoyed so much your pictures.

    Happy New Year

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  12. Usually commoners don't pay attention to those anymore, it's us whose new in the place that always adore it.

    My entry, wishing you and your family a fruitful new year!

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  13. Hi Cherry! So nice to meet you. I first have to say just how adorable the picture of you and your husband in the cotton field is. What a fun couple you guys seem to be!

    I have enjoyed seeing your pictures, especially the cotton field. Being a Northern girl, I have never seem cotton growing in real life. The vast white field is beautiful!

    I love the picture of the free-standing chimney ~ so random yet it does inspire the imagination as to the home and people it once warmed.

    So nice visiting your sweet place here. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment!

    Happy New Year wishes!
    Kindly, ldh

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  14. Love the pics of cotton! It's one of my favorite things in the South!

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  15. Such beautiful pictures!And new to me! I have never seen cotton fields or pecan trees so I found it very interesting! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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  16. That scenery looks familiar to me! Is that in Bulloch/Candler county? If it is, I've seen that shed in the first picture in riotous trumpet vine bloom and it is a sight to behold!

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  17. Hi Cherry, I love viewing all of your pictures today... I am in Atlanta for the holidays.. I live in Savannah, Ga.too !!! I saw cotton growing in the fields when I went to GSU to visit my grandson.Thanks for sharing with us..

    Wishing you and your family a "Happy New Year"
    Hugs, Baba

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  18. I thoroughly enjoyed your ride to the lovely countryside. The views are splendid. Thanks for taking me along. Wishing you and your family a Very Very Happy New Year 2010!

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  19. Cherry, new look for the new year...I like it! Thanks for the drive in the country...so peaceful and beautiful!
    Best wishes for the New Year!
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  20. Yes Cherry, it is a peaceful, wonderful countryside and also full of history and very special. I wish you a very happy New Year. xo T.

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  21. Although I'm late to discover the post, that was lovely. I especially loved the shots of the cotton and the farmhouses. Lone chimneys always fill me with a kind of melancholy feeling, too, as I try to imagine what filled all that space before, and whose lives were enacted in it.

    Happy New Year! Glad to have discovered your blog :)

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  22. Angeljoy this is Bulloch County and you are going to have to let me know when you see the first bloom so I can come up and see I bet it is gorgeous..
    Thank ya'll for stopping by ..
    hugs, Cherry

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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. It is so much fun to read everyone's thoughts on my ramblings .. I love to go blog hopping so look for me to be visiting you soon.
hugs, Cherry

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