I had a pretty sleepless night trying to pull all my materials and information together for my 2011 taxes. It was really, really easy to put it off for the last nine months.. and I put it off til the very last minute. And I had to get it in to my accountant first thing this morning an hour away in my hometown. And that didn’t stop me from taking the backroads to get there. Love me some gravel roads. Everybody that you pass waves. Sometimes there’s a tractor moving slow. Sometimes there’s a cow in the road. You just gotta go with the flow. It’s pretty great to be out there surrounded by sky, fields, trees, birds, and nary a soul trying to pass you because you’re driving slow trying to snap pics out the window. There’s nothing superficial out there at all, and that’s one thing in abundance in this world that I try to steer clear of the most. “Forgive me pretty baby, but I always take the long way home” –in the words of Tom Waits.
The trees are approaching their peak of autumn color (tho you can’t really tell from this picture.. pardon my flash reflection in my car window — didn’t know it was on). This is one of my favorite spots on the drive — it’s a small area of trees but looks like a dense forest out of a fairy tale when you’re looking straight into it.
And I couldn’t go to my hometown without paying my cat a visit.. and then I took a catnap before driving home after having a hearty breakfast with my madre. This rose caught my attention as I was getting into my car. It’s just growing in the middle of the yard.
Endnote: Thank you to you folks who read this blog. I haven’t been doing much paper cutting as I’ve been trying to get lots of other looming things out of the way (like taxes, etc…). Working my way back into to a regular ‘cutting’ routine. Til next time..