Friday, March 16, 2012

It Is My Duty

It is my duty, as a mother, to embarrass my kids.  I would hate for them to get out into the world and never had the experience of hiding their face while I stop and take pictures. 


And so,  I like to make random stops on the side of the road with my camera.  All while the kids are telling me that people can see me, we are going to be late, and my favorite....there is traffic.  

Trust me....there is no traffic. 


Every silo, peeking its top out from a field, deserves to have its portrait made.

And, last but certainly not least, this is my view as I leave for work each morning.  

Heaven in a cow pasture I think.

39 comments:

  1. I agree, it appears that it is heaven in a cow pasture. - Love the look of these photos, how do you get it? - Have a wonderful weekend. xo

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  2. thank you for not letting your kids talk you out of sharing this with us. :)

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  3. Way to shame 'em! ;-) And great pics too.

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  4. no kidding they get frustrated. there is so much traffic!! wow, i've never seen a more busier road. that is nuts!! ha. ha!! oh, i can sympathize ... my mom & dad enjoyed the occasional embarrassing moment or two, & i wished i could hide or run away. it give you a better sense of self. in other words makes you a better person. (:

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  5. I love it! But I bet if you give them their own cameras they'll soon be asking YOU to stop the car.

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  6. Second post I read this morning about someone driving to work through beautiful nature. A great life style. I was reminded of all the traffic I drove in as I made my way through Beverly Hills to my job at the University for all those 30 some years that I lived and worked in LA. So good for you, Michelle.

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  7. all beautiful...dear children you will survive and some day if you are inclined you'll be stopping by the side of the road to take photos too!

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  8. You are just helping harden them up for the future. Yep, life is tough on an acreage.

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  9. Beautiful pics! I always enjoy getting a glimpse of your view :)

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  10. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photos are beautiful sweet lady.
    I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new post.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful St.Patrick's Day.
    XXOO Diane

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  11. I'm glad you are recording your world as it is right now. We're having a rare sunny day in a string of rainy cold days. I'm heading off to swim and will enjoy the sun!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. You could always threaten to take their picture and blog about it. ;)

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  13. a gorgeous view that you have each morning...Just keep on stopping that car and keep on taking those pictures..
    Have a great weekend.
    /

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  14. Coming home from in town years ago when my sixteen year-old was five... she said, "Dad, I like our roads better."... I said, "Why?"... she said, "Because nobody put lines on them yet."...

    Your first photo reminded me of that conversation...

    Dann in Ohio

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  15. Isn't it fun? I've gotten pretty good at it and now enjoy embarrassing my grandkids- especially the oldest teenager. :)

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  16. Beautiful pictures!! Where do you live?? Sure don't see that stuff in our part of CA!

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  17. I told my husband "I bet she lives in KY" by far our favorite state that we have been to. Absolutely gorgeous scenery!!

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  18. That is some cow pasture. Lovely shots.

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  19. I love it when my kids sence I am up to something that might just embarrass them and they like peer at me sideways like they are too scared to make eye contact in case that makes the embarrasment worse! Lovely pics as usual,espescially the first one for me!

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  20. I like how you have made your stops !!!!

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  21. Great Pics your view as you leave is beautiful

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  22. Love these photos and yes I always felt it was my duty to embarrass my children, too. :)

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  23. Gorgeous. Let your kids be embarrassed : ) We get the benefit of the beauty from your camera.

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  24. Strong first image. It's so country.

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  25. Been there with the embarrassed daughters covering their faces and crying, 'Mum for crying out loud, you *can't* take photos here. *Everyone* will see you (there weren't many people around, but it's true that everyone you *do* see here on this island does know you. Poor girls can't even kid on they're from the other end of the country and are silly tourists).

    Oh, the joys of motherhood ;)

    And - for you - the joys of such scenery.... Love it

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  26. The first image is almost like a painting...

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  27. Especially love that first image..wish I were strolling along there now...

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  28. I do the same thing, except it's usually my husband in the passenger seat telling me those same things!

    I'm also glad you don't listen, your pictures are stunning and the last one is an inspirational way to start the day!

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  29. oh how i love your view as you go to work in the morning. it would make leaving the house quite enjoyable. i love love love the first photo!

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  30. I grew up in Vermont...I love cows and cow pastures!

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  31. Country roads. Take me home. To the place..... I love it!

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  32. I bet your kids will eventually look back fondly at memories of you taking photos! :)

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  33. Embarrassing your kids is just payback for when they were little and embarrassed the heck out of us! :)

    Love that last image especially -- beautiful reflections.

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  34. I'm glad you stop. Always enjoy your pictures.

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  35. Oh my, your pictures look so much like the part of KY my family lives in. I might get to go back in June.
    I know what you mean about embarrassing your kids with your obsession over taking pictures.
    Even my grown son got embarrassed when we took our drive through our home town last year and I was getting out to take pictures of all the places we had lived.

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  36. Well done! There's something about a winding road that really draws me like a magnet to steel. Either I want to hike it or photograph it or, preferably, both.
    It's nice to know the chiclets are so concerned about all the traffic. : ) Did they have their heads buried too?

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