This image is the perfect one to end the Week of Randomness. Here’s why:
- On trip to England last year, we decided to drive from our rental cottage over to Oxford.
- The traffic was terrible, and we got tired of not getting anywhere.
- So we took the first turn we came to.
- And ended up in Cirencester.
- Where we spotted a steeple and then (somehow!) a car park that was adjacent.
- And right there, inside the church, is where we ran into some friends from Texas.
- Who had stepped into the church on a whim.
(Never made it to Oxford. We’ll do that on the next trip. Maybe.)
For reasons that were inexplicable and non-negotiable I decided that a driving trip from Lubbock to Denver would not include a single mile driven on a Interstate highway.
It takes me practically forever to get anywhere anyway (because: photography). Add that to the driving conditions (not all the roads were paved, for example), and I think our travel speed was somewhere in the covered-wagon range.
But I saw this.
Ebert County, Colorado
My mother-in-law is buried in this cemetery; it’s 600 miles from where we live, so our visits there are infrequent.
The last time we were there, it was early in the morning, and there was an old lady walking up the middle of the little cemetery road. From a distance – and even as she got closer – she looked exactly like my late mother-in-law. It was an odd feeling to watch her slow approach.
She spoke to us as she passed. Ghosts don’t talk, do they?
Anyway, this is a detail of tomb that’s in her cemetery neighborhood.
Hello, and welcome to day three in the Week of Randomness!
Of course, if you’ve been here very long you’ve probably figured out that my main photographic principal is to look around back.
Another one (that I should use a lot more often) is to get there early.
Getting there early – while the vendors were still setting up – was how I was able to get a people-less shot of the Pike Place Market in Seattle.