A Golden Stop

At the end of a day of travel, I was prompted to pull the truck over to capture this golden scene.



Just think! Soon I’ll be pulling over on the bike because Yes! ย The new bike is in the driveway!


57 thoughts on “A Golden Stop

    • Thanks Joe … it was a beautiful evening! After meetings today, I’m off to see my folks and watch California Chrome! Enjoy your weekend as well

  1. Golden rye grasses and such – already? Not a usual sight here until early Autumn – maybe late summer if it is a long hot one….. Yippee for the bike in the driveway. I imagine there are all kinds of emotions running around – but go bravely forth dear intrepid traveller – reclaim your freedom and take back your life!! xoxo

    • You are so right about those emotions, Pauline … I’ll be posting later, but it was a mixture of joy, nerves, and guilt. Over all, I am very excited!

    • Thank you Sheryl! I’m enjoying my travels but I’ll look forward to getting home … to ride AND to catch up on everyone’s blogs ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. All gorgeous Laurie. Especially the sun kisses field of your last photo. It reminds me of a dream I had about my dad. Shortly after dad passed away, I had a dream. I was standing in a field of wheat just like your last photo. It was waving to and fro with a light breeze and in the same late day sunlight. It was really glistening. I could hear the buzz of bees and flies and feel the warmth on my face. I could hear a car coming from far away and then I saw the dust on the road. Then, a vintage car stopped and a young lanky guy hopped out of the back seat and started to run into the field. In my dream, I was yelling, “Dad !! don’t run”. As the young man got closer, I could see how happy he was and started to smile too. Before we could meet, I woke up. I had been worried about how dad felt at the end, because he was scared. But after this dream, I felt maybe he was ok, and happy. xox

    • That brought tears to my eyes … what a lovely story and such a vivid dream! Thank you for sharing. I’m sorry for the loss of your father, but so glad you were able to receive comfort from this dream. XOXO!!

      • Read your message about your partial but had to reply up here. Happy to hear you’re getting close to the end of those nasty dental appointments, what a relief. I think your dream is very warranted. You might subconsciously think every one can see your partial even though they’d probably have no idea (unless you shared your story). Sometimes my dreams make ‘worst case scenario’s’ out of concerns. Like the whole house floating away when the lake levels were up. It’s like a Hollywood production, dramatized the big effects. In a dream, instead of a couple of bumblebees, they turn out to be a thousand, stinging bees, LOL. Maybe it’s just our subconscious with no limiting sensibilities to put the brakes on and say, “come on now, that’d never happen”. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • awww, I’m sorry I got you teary because it was actually a nice dream, not a sad dream. What a sweet girl you are โค Gentle hugs xoxoK You know, I often remember my dreams in detail, it's very odd. I'm always reciting them to Mr B who says he never remembers his dreams. I guess maybe my mind is generally restful and at ease because I have a pretty chilled life. Do you remember you dreams well?

      • Boomdee I get the sense that in dreams my mind is trying to organize how I feel about stuff in my life. I can use them to know what’s really on my mind, because I do tend to stuff my true emotions down deep and pretend I’m not having them. But then I dream about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Thanks for hosting a dream talk, LB, and for inspiring us with your photos.

      • I agree that dreams reflect what is going on in our lives. My tears in response to your dream, Boomdee, were definitely sweet ones … emotions can move us to tears that are sweet / bittersweet.
        On a lighter note about dreams: on Friday, I was in the dental chair for 4.5 hours in what I hope will be my second to the last dental appointment because of the wreck. Prior to that appointment, I knew that if all went well, I would no longer be wearing the partial I’ve been wearing for 7 months. I also knew that I’d be going to an NP Board Meeting straight from the dental appointment. SOOOOO …. I dreamed that I was at an NP conference and somehow my partial fell out and got trampled by the crowd. I kept trying to put it back in my mouth but it wouldn’t fit, and so I had to walk around with my hand over my mouth for the entire weekend.
        Interesting, right? Was I worried about giving up the partial? or that somehow my new teeth wouldn’t look right? Who knows! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Love all the golden hues caught I think that photo #2 is my fave…..the sharp color contrast is riveting and begs a closer look.
    As to the bike………After the mishap on mine (years ago and not nearly as serious) I knew that I would have to get passed the “mental thing”……..which is so much a “gal thing” cuz we tend to run/re-run scenes in our minds. To consciously put those thoughts behind (keeping just those important awarness items in the fore) and enjoying the freeing wind in your face and sounds of the machine. Love it! Blessings to you, dear bloggy friend………………and hugs……………

    • Your words mean much because yes we do tend to re-run images in our minds. I look forward to getting a ride in tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Doreen and I’m so glad that you, too, got back on the bike!

      • You are so welcome. Today’s ride was a gorgeous one….just under 100 miles of beautiful country roads. Totally immersed in the moments…..the perfume of flowering trees and fresh air. I treasure each ride I take. “Happy (safe) trails to you”, dear friend and many hugs….

    • Thanks Sue! Right place, right time ๐Ÿ™‚
      I just read your About Me section … Hello fellow nurse! I’m a WHNP / FNP … and while I very much love what I do, I look forward to the day when I can travel more than I do right now. No complaints though. I travel when I can and live vicariously through others who do more … like you!

      • Wonderful to meet you! It has only been in the last 5-10 years that we have been able to do more traveling with our kids grown. I am delighted to be able to share the adventures. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. So lovely to look at, so deadly for me to eat… and yet. I never cease to enjoy the deep green through winter and the lovely golden heads when they’ve dried! I truly enjoy your work, Laurie! (Though I do miss the ability to click on your photos for a clearer, closer look.)

    • Lynda, so good to hear from you (I’ve been wondering how your new schedule is working out!). I did not realize that folks weren’t able to get a closer look … I’m assuming that is something I need to go in and fix, eh? I’ll work on that (and the speed of that slide show … glad I’m not the only one who couldn’t figure that one out ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Edith! I was definitely in the right place at the right time.
      I truly wish I could take a week and just study and learn more about photography. Maybe I should retire (ha!)

  5. I “liked” these photos when you first posted them, but failed to comment because I read the post on my iPhone. Catching up, now, finally, and had to tell you just this: I LOVE THESE PHOTOS! They take my breath away.

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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