Remember that feeling when school was out for
Lazy days that stretched out before us
with no schedules, just going where
the day took us.
Roads in north Alabama wind through
the foothills of the Appalachians
and remind me of the lazy days of school summer vacation.
Days when unexpected detours can happen.
Like spotting an old blue barn...
And pulling over to look at it from all sides.
Wherever we were going can wait on a lazy
A rusty old metal roof and peeling blue paint
A glimpse of a horse trailer says, "Horses," but
where are the horses?
None in the field around the barn.
Just a birdhouse across the road near the closest house.
A quiet day with no person or animals in sight,
not even a buzzing bee or fly.
A lazy day in summer in the country...
Beat up, patched together, metal siding at odd angles,
the barn needs repairs.
Seeing the old blue barn along meandering
Appalachian roads was worth the detour
on this summer day.
Amazing how light can change color
from medium true blue to pale turquoise blue...
One last look as we slowly drive away
on a lazy summer day.
Summer days when life slows down
and stretches out before us full of
promise for more unexpected pleasant detours...
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