Driving In The Country

I grew up in a rural area. It was a long time ago. A very long time ago. A lot has changed since then. I had no idea.

The trip began innocently enough. A sunny autumn day, driving through the countryside. Typical rural scenes…

img_8634Trees, meadows, sky. Memories – nostalgia…

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It looks like “nature” but it’s pretty easy to see signs of man. Fences, fields…

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And of course, where there are fields, there are cows.

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And where there are cows, there are farms. But this is where things took a turn for the unexpected. Things have changed from when I was a lad. Now, when you drive in the countryside, you see 100 year old barns alongside … solar panels.

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And in some places, you see giant solar farms, mixed in among the more traditional “farms”.

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And then you begin to notice the large, very expensive houses in the otherwise traditional rural environment.

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And somewhere around here is the point where I begin to feel rather curmudgeonly and … sigh… very old.

 

 

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2 Responses to Driving In The Country

  1. A drive out of town/city to observe all the goings on still makes for a pretty good day. Farms and nature have changed, I agree. I like a good grumble from the passengers I’m with
    ..Means they’re present in the moment. Enjoy your day.

  2. You raise a good point about “grumbling”. I like it.

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