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Monday, November 2, 2015

Where ya wanna go?


Where ya wanna go?
I don't know, where ya wanna go?
North, east, south, west?
It doesn't really matter, just get in the car and let's go.

That's what my sister and I did one chilly morning. All we needed to be sure about was that we had our cameras and food. We never go without food! As we wandered west and then north and then east and then south we stopped when we wanted and took lots of pictures. We stopped at four churches. At least I think it was four, may have only been three. My sister has started a project photographing church steeples, so when we spotted a church we stopped.


We photographed an old barn which looked like it might not be standing too much longer.


We wandered through five old cemeteries


including one where some of Jerry's ancestors are buried. It's a small family cemetery, the Rose Garden Cemetery or better know as the Wilheim Cemetery. Jerry's ancestors that are buried here are the first generation of Hubmanns in the US. They immigrated from Switzerland, in the late 1800's. 


They originated from the German speaking section of Switzerland, near the border of Germany. Several of the gravemarkers are engraved in German.


As we made our way home we decided to stop at a garden center. I've never stopped at a garden center just to take pictures. I've been afraid they'd tell me to take my camera and leave, but not here, they welcomed us. We met the nicest lady who also loves photography. She gave us some pointers on where to look for good pictures, which was a big help since the center covers 30 acres.


She also let us use a golf cart to run around in. We hesitated about driving the golf cart. Neither one of us had driven one before and we knew it was pretty simple, but when we're together we can get ourselves in some unusual fixes. Did we dare?  Sure, we'd just be very careful and not drive off into the creek that cut through the property. There was a lot of laughing, but we made it safely around the center. It was beautiful with an amazing array of colors.







Among the pots and birdbaths was the biggest lantana bush I have ever seen. It is taller than I am. We had to check it out and yes, there's just one plant there. I love lantana, since it's so hardy it does well in my unattended yard.


The pansies, what can I say about the pansies? They are the happiest little flowers and they were certainly wearing their best colors!


It doesn't matter which direction we head, we always find interesting and amazing things and places. At the end of the day we're tired, but we feel so relaxed and so grateful for the time we can spent together.

Where ya wanna go next time?
I don't know, where ya wanna go?

11 comments:

  1. What fun you two sisters had! I'd love to have seen you both laughing in that golf cart! You got some great shots. I love the pots with the lantana and the fence with the urn and the colourful flowers. Who can resist pansies and their little laughing faces? I can't!
    I wanna come next time!!

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  2. I am with you... any direction will do and it looks like you two girls took full advantage of your trip. I just love the pictures from the garden shop... that's a HUGE Garden place!! Oh, I would have loved to have seen the two of you tooling around in that golf cart. I bet there's some Youtube stuff out there!

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  3. I think it's just wonderful that you have each other to go on these photography adventures. It certainly sounds like you had lots of fun in the garden center driving the golf cart and capturing all those beautiful plants. And yes I sure wish I was close enough because I would love to tag a long with you two....

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  4. Your blog was wonderful and we did have a great time. Love all your photos and I also love your journaling. I just need to get busy and do my blog. Can't wait until we go North, South, East and West. Lots of fun with no destination.

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  5. Such excellent and beautiful photos. Always enjoy hearing about your various excursions. So fascinating.

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  6. What a fun adventure! How lucky you are to be able to share your love of photography with your sister. I love that old barn and your cemetery photos, and, of course, all the lovely flowers. Thanks for taking us along.

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  7. I so enjoy a ride in the car, destination unknown. It's such fun to have fun with zero pressure. I love the barn and I'm glad you captured it, one strong breeze and it will be gone forever!!

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  8. So agree with you on this. I had a chuckle at you two on the golf cart, so fun that you all got on and dealt with your fear. Your excursion is wonderful .

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  9. What a wonderful little journey you had and just took us on. So many pretty flowers at the Garden Center, A lovely Church Steeple (that's a neat project) a great old barn and quaint cemeteries. A perfect outing I would say.

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  10. You gals had an awesome adventure! I LOVE driving a golf cart, it is a blast. I tend to take the fastest and bumpiest routes on the golf course which drives Glen crazy, but I love it!

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  11. Random road trips is the bomb. Just look at what you saw on the road. Love those photos.

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