There is nothing like driving down a country road at sunset. Especially in winter. Exposed tree bones, hilly expanses, and lines of various tinted clouds had me in near collisions at least twice this evening.
I decided that instead of rushing home to get to my to-do list, I'd try and take it in a bit and pulled over instead. Leathery farmers passed by in big Fords (and one Chevy), looking at me like I was nuts to put my hazard lights on and stand in the road to snap photos.
I've never felt more blessed to be somewhere. I've lived a lot of places. Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, and now, finally, back in Maryland, the place that has kept my people for three-hundred plus years. But this part of Maryland is different. Rocky, hilly, cold and snowy in the winter and cooler, greener, and breezier in the warmer months. I think that Baltimore County, particularly the northern areas, are a well-kept secret. Elementary schools with only 50 kids per grade? Yes, and blue ribbons to boot. This place is agricultural yet cultured at the same time. A nearby friend who is the head OB/GYN of a hospital also boards mutt horses and drives a pick up truck with the back window broken (but being held together with duck tape). My kind of place.
My hazard lights allowed me to take a few photos today that I hope to paint in the next few weeks. I plan to do big paintings, but first I need to make some room in my studio. So, I hope to have that eBay storefront up soon to assist with the space issue soon. In the meantime, if there are items on the blog or website that you've made a connection to, please let me know via email so we can figure your acquisition out in a mutually beneficial way.
Thank you as always! And a warm hello to my new viewers around the world and down the street! I appreciate you stopping by!