Autumn at Rural Retreat Lake
Today the girls (my wife Frankie and our daughter, Laura) got together and were so busy jabbering that I was able to escape from custody. Sadly, my co-pilot and navigator, Sam the Wonder Dog, was undergoing flea removal procedures and had to remain behind. This was to prove unfortunate as you will find out if you follow this series of blogs.
Yes, that’s correct…….a series of blogs. I shot enough frames this afternoon to write at least 6 posts and I have decided to publish 2 a day, one to each of my blog pages.
This is part 1.
Part 2 will be published on my Blogger page, Virginia Through My Lens.
When I left home today I had no clear destination in mind so I just wandered down West Lee Highway looking for something interesting to shoot. I soon found myself at Rural Retreat Lake.
I can’t think of anything to say that could possibly compare to the volumes spoken by the scenes that greeted me so I’ll stop typing.
I first discovered this old barn last year when I was out wandering with my daughter’s Kodak Easy Share shortly after deciding to take up photography as a hobby. While I fully expect to find it fallen into a heap some day it hasn’t done so yet! They built ‘em sturdy back in the day.
Leaving the lake for home, the long way around of course, I found autumn’s colors seemingly twice as bright as yesterday everywhere I looked.
The mountains on the horizon seemed brighter with each turn.
There were also old buildings around every corner. This proved to be the start of my troubles. When I finally wandered over to Grayson Turnpike I turned left towards home but a couple of miles along something caught my eye and ………….
Sorry. You’ll need to follow this link to read the next installment. I’ll give you a hint. THE BOSS (my darling bride) is not pleased with me this evening!
Click here for the next chapter of today’s adventure.
Go ahead…..I dare you to click the link!