Friday, November 19, 2010

Changes In The Air

( You can click on the photo's to enlarge)

I like 'change'.

That is ...depending on what it is.
When it comes to decorating my house I enjoy changing things up a bit. Adding something here or there or
taking something away.
Change can be fun.

However...there are some changes that I don't like.

There is a road to the north of us that I love to travel.
It is a narrow road that has neat little bends in it where there are lots of tree's and a creek and a few windmills
and even some cattle at times.

It's the perfect road to take a walk
and just enjoy the peace and
quiet of the country.

This spring this peaceful little road started to see
some changes. They started bringing in gravel
at the corner of this road and the one we live
on. We started to see large equipment digging
a hole and then a huge pipe was installed.

See that large tank in the background?
They erected that this summer a couple of miles from us.
And it's right down the road from my favorite little corner.
This tank will eventually be filled with water after the large pipes are laid from here to Wichita and from there
to a salt mine that is about 25 miles from us.
This spot seems to be the middle point.
It seems that the salt from this old mine is seeping into the ground water and working it's way to the city. 
They figure that they can fill the tank with clean water and then flush the water down into the water table hoping that the salt will be washed back towards the mine. I hope it works...but in the meantime
the beautiful landscape around us is being changed. 

If you look closely at this picture you can see the
little orange flags in the left corner.
The large pipes will likely be laid somewhere through this intersection and all the way down
this road heading towards
our corner and the salt mine.

My sweet little spot may be changed forever.

I noticed the other day when I drove through here after
I took these photo's that the cattle are gone.
I'm very grateful that I took these
when I did. 

This little fellow was trying to get a drink.

He quit when he saw us coming towards him.

But I did manage to get this shot.
See the little milk bubbles?

Watching the changes to this little peice of
country landscape
has made me realize again the importance
of taking photo's.


Don't wait for 'next time'.
You may never get that oportunity again.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day.

Maura :)


Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

I'm with you...change is good but sometimes it can be disappointing!
Love your road with the windmills & cattle.
Hopefully, it return to it's natural beauty after the construction.


The Bear's Blog said...

What a sin. The setting is just beautiful, and the cows & calves are so precious. Loved to see those little milk bubbles. Thank you for that picture.

Change, some is good and some - not so good. But who cares what we think. It saddens me greatly to see the beautiful landscapes disappearing. God gives us so much to enjoy and then man & industry comes along - well maybe I need to be quiet.

Heaps of Hugs

Janet said...

You are so right- I have often made the same mistake, I spent most of my childhood riding my pony- the farm from my childhood days has been altered and converted into housing-gone is the sleepy little village it once nestled in, over the years it gets harder to remember how it once was !


Love your post and Photos aint it the truth .I hear you about things changing, unfortunatly it happens to much thats why I am pretty much a snap happy camera person when I get the chance, the land is always being mucked about with these day. I like to take photos of historical things just for that purpose and so I can keep the legasy of what ever I photograph alive ! Have a great day !

Verde Farm said...

Oh Maura, this road is picturesque. I don't like these kind of changes either. The kind you really have no control over that takes away from a beautiful landscape. I've seen it several times here with mountain tops removed and things like that. I do know sometimes they have to do things like this, as you say but it still hurts :(
Hugs, Mini Me

Finding Pam said...

Change can be often good, but major changes takes me awhile to accept. I love to change furniture a lot, but now it is harder and harder to move the big stuff with out help.

I enjoyed the view on your road. I love your new music especially the Pink Martini song. I hadn't heard that song before. Love the clarinet. "when change is hard and not so nice, your sunny sunday will come one day to you." I am adding that to my list if I can find it.

Are you decorating for the holidays? I can't wait to see your pictures.


The Bear's Blog said...

Oops, I think I may have been confusing with my earlier post.

I was trying to say that I had better be quiet about voicing my opinion on change, man, industry, etc.

I am quiet but when it comes to God I want to shout from the rooftops how in love I am with Him. I would not want to get up in the morning without His love, or without Him in my life. He is my heavenly Father, but He is also my best friend.

Blessings always.


John Gray said...

love the new songx

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Maura,
Oh my goodness - you live in such a beautiful and peaceful spot. I do hope that the road construction does not do any damage to the area and that it helps fix the problems.
Best Wishes and Blessings for a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Maura, I really enjoyed these shots! Absolutely gorgeous! My favorite is of the calf with the milk bubble at his lips... so sweet. I'm enjoying these last few days of fall myself. : )

Pondside said...

Good advice, Maura. It happens to me all the time - I don't bother to take a shot and then I go looking for it, but of course the moment is passed.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I want to take a walk there! I LOVE the old wind mill!

Rebecca said...

I know what you mean-living in the country-it would be nice to leave some things unchanged!!!!

Rural Revival said...

Great photos of the cows! : )


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