Day two began with very tasty breakfast at the Jailhouse Inn. The just-out-of-the-oven apricot walnut scones, juices, coffee, and variety of fresh fruit made the already bright sun-shiny morning even better. Breakfast continued with John & Lois serving up herb cheese omelets, fried seasoned potatoes and sausage - delicious. Well-coffee’d and full bellies, it was time to begin the second day of shooting.
This area along the Root River held exactly what we were after…more leisurely driving and picturesque scenery. Our path through the winding county roads, hills and valleys afforded more visions of barns, rusty things and very old things. We stopped by an old cemetery just Southeast of Weaver on 74 in the Whitewater River bottoms. Several very interesting headstones dating back to the late 1800′s. Another great day of shooting.
Six days without a shutter click. In my book that is an eternity being away from something that you love. Schedules, weather, lazy, needs, wants – and so many other factors pull you away from time to time. They say that “absence makes the heart grow fonder;” that is a notion I have become familiar with as of late and would definitely have to agree. It make the reunion all the sweeter. It was wonderful (as it always is) to go back out on the road and see what enters my frame.
I woke up this morning fully intending on capturing the sunrise, but I was too late. It was a beautiful January morning. I decided to head to Wisconsin and take a visit with my dear aunt Marge. Out the door after coffee, a bit late and slightly disappointed. A recent memory of a sunrise that was spectacular beyond compare carried me on my way.
The path to my aunt’s house brought me through familiar territory – Pierce County, WI. I love the area and the scenery. I can never get enough of these rolling hills, farm and bluff lands and back roads. I managed to find barns and building that I have not shot yet along with some familiar scenes. It never grows old, no matter how familiar, as it is different each and every time I look at something. That’s what I love about photography.