A Wintry Road Trip Through Easton Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Well, I promised I'd take a break from the bird blogs and I'm here to keep that promise.  That's not to say I haven't got loads of bird photos awaiting the next bird blog - but for today I'll focus on my other passion...road trippin' on the back roads of Easton, NY.

Except for the company of my family, there are few things that excite me and fill me up more than a ride on a dirt road and the sight of an old barn.  In the past couple of years, I've discovered that, even more than a beautiful sunset or the rush of the waves of the ocean, back country roads during any season are my freeway to peace and tranquility.  It doesn't really matter which roads they are, but the back roads of Easton in Washington County are definitely on the top of my list of favorites....followed by Schoharie County and Chatham, NY.  I think we all have our 'happy places', those places where our troubles melt away and our minds clear, our stress dissolves and our pangs of accomplishment guilt quiet themselves, if only temporarily.  We had occasion to be in Easton over the holidays, once on Christmas Eve and again a few days later, both times following some wintry weather making the landscape snow covered and picturesque.

 From new life to life passed......

Between the snow, ice and vegetation, we had a hard time seeing the cemetery stone even though we knew the fence must be that surrounding the country plot.  If you look right in the center, you can see it.

Yup....I don't know quite what it is, but this landscape just calms me and soothes me. It's my Calgon, 'take me away' from the day-to-day cares, the worries and the rush of life. I hope this little road trip gave you a moment or two of calm too.  Keep warm and keep safe.  This winter is proving to be a real NY winter....great for us shutterbugs but difficult for workers, especially the farmers whose barns I've featured here.  Till next time at Life As I See It, remember this.....Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.
If you love barns as much as me,  you might be interested in this article I found, The American Barn:A Disappearing Icon

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