The more I travel, the more I realize how many cool things can be found without going far away. So I’m back in Ulster County, New York, my emotional home, and former physical home. I plan to spend more time here in the coming year, exploring lots of places that I have never checked out before. I’m posting this right about a week after I got here, and so far I’ve photographed mostly familiar sites but am motivated to start finding new ones. Here is what I’ve done so far…
I was at my parents’ farm for a few days, and took one good sunset shot. Here it is!
The last day of my cross country adventure in fall of 2014 included going across Pennsylvania, a bit of Maryland, and then to my parents’ house in Delaware. Pennsylvania was the only place I took worthy photos, so here they are.
US Route 50 is one of the original roads from the US Highway system, and I find it fascinating, even though Route 66 gets all the publicity. Some day I might drive the whole thing…although some of it is divided highway with exits now, and I don’t even like going on those roads.
It really seems like all of the activity is by the interstates and on the edges of the towns…gas stations, hotels, restaurants…none of them busy in the center of town.
Here are some photos from on and near Route 50 in Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio.
I don’t like posting one photo at a time, so these kinda sorta go together
Between driving around to run errands, and specifically going out to take photos, I really enjoyed capturing various scenes around Kent County this June, mostly close to Route 9, which runs north/south, and goes near my parents’ farm. It took me many years to appreciate the landscape for what it is.
Leipsic, Delaware is a small town in Kent County, just less than 2 miles from my parents’ house. I found myself enjoying taking photos there the last few weeks. It has a lot of character for a small place.
I spent a couple of nights visiting family in Fredericksburg, Virginia and mostly wasn’t worried about taking pics, but I did capture this one that made me happy.
I spent most of June at my parents’ farm. I mostly took photos of the surrounding area this time, but did capture these two photos on the farm that I was really happy with.
I spent a couple hours walking around a mostly industrial section of the Baltimore Harbor and shot a couple of pics. And here they are! (While posting this I am not feeling inspired in the creative writing department)