Monday, March 22, 2010

Bucks County From the Side of the Road

I took these last week on one of my scenic drives. I used to complain about all of the beautiful scenery but no place to park and take pictures. Then I realized that a lot of the time I'm the only person around so I have plenty of time to snap a few through the car window.

32 comments:

Dimple said...

Good tilled earth just waiting for spring! Thanks for showing your part of the country. I love country pictures!

Sistertex said...

HA! That's funny. Same thing for me. We'd be out running around these roads that were totally deserted and didn't occur to me for sometime to just stop and take the photo instead of trying to park and do it. Now we do it all the time. (we as in my husband and myself).

It paid off for you...beautiful shots.

Lily Hydrangea said...

funny James, but true. I do that too, all the time.
Sometimes it's fun to take photos while the car is moving too -if you're the passenger.
though I must admit I've done it while driving, if there is no one else around me.
Your photos are lovely!

Thérèse said...

Lucky you to have such things on the side of the road!

Owen said...

I'd heard there were a lot of drive-by shootings in the USA, now it's confirmed... nice country there, and I like the way you caught that puddle...

Louis la Vache said...

Those silos remind «Louis» of the farms in his native Texas panhandle.

Not wanting to compete with your popular "Weekend Reflections", «Louis» will launch the bridge meme on Sunday (Palm Sunday!) 28 March.

«Louis» hasn't participated in the "Weekend Reflections", but he really likes to look in on those who do participate. You've got a good thing going with that meme and «Louis» doesn't want to interfere, so Sunday it is! ;-)

Thom said...

We have so few places to do that. Love the pictures. Silos are pretty awesome. :)

Sunny said...

I love all the silos.
If you pull of the road out in the country, watch out for ditches!
Sunny :)

Bibi said...

A photographer's paradise, for sure.

I see spring hasn't quite sprung there either, so I don't feel so bad.

Olivier said...

j'aime ce type de ferme, tres architecture americaine. Maintenant tu fais du Drive-In-Photo ;o))

Evelyn Howard said...

Beautiful. I like silos. That little bit of red is nice!

Steffe said...

The silos looks great.

Pam said...

Your shots are wonderful, James. Oh how I do miss riding through the northern countryside.

VP said...

Amazing images, I know the sensation of being alone in a place taking pictures: it's strange but not so unpleasant.

Jientje said...

I don't get the Americans sometimes? Doing no matter what from inside a car, even take pictures?

Piyush said...

Love the shot with the tree James. The sky looks so vivid and blue

Renee said...

That second photo I just want to jump into!!!

Lois said...

It is pretty! I like the silos.

Clytie said...

I've seen more people stopping their cars for pictures this year than ever before. Makes it easier to do the same!

I love the openness in your pictures - like you really are alone in all that vastness.

I love Owen's comment about drive-by shootings - these are the kind of drive-by's people SHOULD be doing!

Rebecca said...

It is so frustrating when there isn't a place to pull over, butgreat if you are the only one on the road. I call these shots 'drive by shootings.'

RuneE said...

That lonely tree tells a whole story.

imac said...

Passenger shots can add a little extra.
These shots are great.

ruma2008 said...

A lonely tree in blue sky lets me feel Nature.
Green grass looks like a sign of the spring.

cieldequimper said...

Lovely shots, that farm is gorgeous. Have I told you I love American farms?!!!

So you'll be in Paris?

Cezar and Léia said...

well, lucky you! And thanks so much for thinking about your friends, these pictures are wonderful, this place really looks peaceful.I specially like the second shot.This blue sky could not be more beautiful, it's perfect!
hugs
Léia

Life with Kaishon said...

I love our county! It is very beautiful. I am so thankful for farmers!

Cheryl said...

The back roads sometimes have so much to see and enjoy. Glad you are exploring! The farm photo brings back memories of my grandparents farm and how I loved to visit there each Sunday and play with all of my cousins.

Malyss said...

Sometimes the fences are more in our minds than in reality...The farm is very american, with those round "towers"...And the field with the tree gives a feeling of peace and liberty. I'm glad you stopped the car!

Stickup Artist said...

Good solution. Drive by shooting never had such a good connotation!

Bravo to you getting out on those roads and exploring.

I've seen where the East Coast is bringing back rural community farming in an effort to bring organically grown local produce to the table.

I am very gratified to see these hard working people not give in to developers.

Beautiful Post!

Doreen said...

looks similar to Michigan right now. I also take shots from the car. drive-by shooting!!

tapirgal said...

Beautiful!!!

Martha in PA said...

Drive by shooting - my favorite hobby!