Layne's barn across the drive from their house.
It's beautiful sitting back in the woods so quiet and empty. Although
there are the occasional mouse, rat, racoon, cat, dog, birds and maybe an owl.
Maybe it's not so empty after all. Layne is my oldest brother (closest to me
but younger than me) who lives with his wife Susan and at one time their
two children Kimberlee and Justin. They are grown with families of
their own now. Justin and his wife Nikkole have 4 girls and live a few
miles down the long rural neighborhood drive to town. Kimberlee lives
several hours away with her two children, a boy and girl. They are a
close family and spend alot of time at the house that Dad and Mom
built years ago. They blazed a trail and cut a road into a ravene in
a large stand of live Oak and Fir trees. Several stands of oak and
fir that stretch across thirty acres, are covered in lichen and
dripping with Spanish Moss. Is it any wonder that our families,
myself and three other brothers, enjoy
coming to visit so much. There are so many outdoor
activities to occupy all the ages.
It is my favorite place to visit. That year in 2007,
I took hundreds of pictures and have
been painting ever since.
A breath of fresh air
In a forest primeval
Can set a mind free
I am linking this post to Helen's Hump Day Haiku