Tag Archives: country roads

Weeds, 4. Roadside rest

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Weary of the numerous cars, 

traveling both directions.

Wishing for a stream,

cool and shady from

the day’s hot, sticky

weather and bustle.

Leaning on the rail of

fencing to prevent snow 

in other seasons from drifting.

Listening to birds in far off woods, 

their familiar calls and songs.

Swooping from tall trees,

from branches to limbs

sending peaceful vibes.

Breathing the aroma of

fields, flowers, weeds.

Singing a message to all.

Slow your pace and 

follow the way

back to simple

moments

in time.

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Country road thoughts by Robin,

Serene photograph also by her.

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Additional words for a Sunday

given by Frederick Buechner:

“Faith is better understood as a verb

than as a noun, as a process than as

a possession. It is an on-again-

off-again rather than 

once-and-for-all.

Faith is not being sure 

where you’re going, 

but going anyway.

A journey without maps.

As theologian Paul Tillich said,

” ‘Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith;

It is an element of faith.’ “

Country scene outside city limits

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As I left work, I noticed the sun

glowing in golden hues,

thinking of how this

would reflect upon

corn fields or 

woodsy areas

I headed out of town.

This is what captured my interest,

close proximity to a working farm.

Wondering why, as this barn aged,

that someone here within this

property, grandfather or 

son, didn’t think the

old gray, worn barn

wasn’t worth saving?

What’s close to you,

buildings, school or

shopping area which

is becoming “let go?”

Disheveled barns

can be found and

make interesting

photographs but

they have more

stories than

the new.

xxxxxx

Signing off,

Robin

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