Week 17: Rural

I’ll just say it: I don’t care for my photo this week.  I had two opportunities to visit unoccupied land this past week and I wasn’t inspired.  I don’t care to take landscape shots because I never like how they look.  But when I think of “rural”, I think of countryside, wide open spaces.  Nan and Pap’s land offers just that.

Here is my rural:

Week 17: Rural

Easter Sunday we drove down to Meade County to spend the afternoon with the hubs’ grandparents.  I love them.  I remember the first time I met Nan.  It was Thanksgiving 2001, the first time I’d met any of Mike’s family on his mother’s side.  Mike made the introductions and as she made her way to me, she stretched out her arms.  Our first encounter included a sweet hug and a peck on the cheek.  I fell in love with her immediately.  After I ate her homemade turkey stuffing… well, all you need to know is it’s a game changer.  It’s sooo good.

This is their backyard.  It goes on past the woods on both sides – I’ve never seen more than the area that’s cleared.  And Nan keeps little birdhouses all over the property.  She’s a bird lady.  The bird book was even pulled out at the dinner table.  But my photo doesn’t do the property justice.  It’s very pretty.  My photo is blah.  Better luck next time.

Don’t forget to check out the Flickr group – field trips were taken and so many wonderful photos were snapped.  I think the Challengers might have out down themselves.  And now on to week 18 where our new subject will be RED.  Good.  A color challenge.  I can stay inside for this one.

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April 27, 2011 - 8:52 am

Rebecca - I wasn’t terribly fussed on my photo this week either – the poor weather literally put a dampner on everything. I think you’re too down on yourself though, I really love the focus on the grain of the birdhouse – I just want to reach out and touch it.

April 27, 2011 - 9:25 am

Bobbi - For what it’s worth, I think the bird house in the foreground does wonders for the shot, and who can argue with green-green-green after so much white-white-white?

April 27, 2011 - 10:59 am

omawarisan - Sorry you don’t like it. I think it’s kind of cool though because my first thought of rural is a big white farm house in the middle of a field. This is a nice turn on that.

April 28, 2011 - 10:08 pm

Whitney - I think it’s a great picture. I am sure that a little sunshine would have gone a long way in the beauty you wanted to capture.

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