Friday, April 04, 2008
In My Car
I drove today! I drove today! I know that sounds like a sixteen year old kid but that's how excited I am. I had no trouble at all. The hardest part was putting the key in the ignition but I leaned far forward and off I went.
I've hardly taken a photo since December; just an odd one here and there. I've been using old files on the Shutterchance blog and truthfully am running out of good shots. I didn't want to venture far from home so went to a wharf nearby and took photos. A friend was there working, getting lobster traps ready for the upcoming season and another friend dropped by. I also went to a bridge and walked along the shore to watch the ice melting. I walked over the rotting ice pans pictured above and got some nice shots. I didn't have the proper footwear but what's a little water.....
I always listen to music from other people's blogs at this time and just heard a song by an unknown to me, Danny Schmidt, that I absolutely loved - Company of Friends. I've got to check him out. In the meantime, Cold Car, by the harmonious band, The Great Outdoors, is the pick of the day. A song in the folk vein is the real story though because now that I have my freedom, who knows where I'll end up? Tom Paxton with Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound is a classic.
I started this, as usual, a little after four and had a friend drop by for a visit. Something that happened in those two hours is tomorrows blog post. Stay tuned and I'll say in advance, WOW!