Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Slow Backroads Day


The Composer and I had the day together and decided to spend it driving slowly around back roads.


Stopping for stone churches and anything else that looked interesting.


Apple tree in a churchyard. No, we didn't steal any. I don't think they were quite ripe.



We never could figure out what these bunker-like structures are in the middle of nowhere. The Composer shot down my theory of nuclear warhead storage. What does he know?


Kind of like being back in Germany.


An evening in mountain air.




13 comments:

Farrah said...

It looks like y'all had a pleasant day!

Lisa said...

I recognize St. Anthony there, but not those structures - I don't think we have them out this way. The last photo is so pretty.

Lisateresa

Sara said...

Storm cellars that were supposed to be buried? I didn't spend much time inside my grandmothers, but I remember that the rounded roof is all that showed above-ground. And you had to walk down the steep stairs to the door...

Mother4 said...

I just love reading your blog! It is my relaxing point in the day!

Elizabeth said...

Could they have been a mushroom farm? They certainly look like the mushroom farm structures that are still running near my in-laws home.

Rozy Lass said...

Such lovely pictures from your day together. What a blessing to spend time with each other. Thanks for sharing.

ღ♪*•. Lisa .•*♪ღ said...

Incredibly beautiful! That is my kind of day. Meandering and discovering have become favorite pastimes of mine.

cake said...

look a lot like the charcoal kilns
in my hometown.

Anna said...

Cake, that's an interesting thought!

Beloved's Bride said...

I have grown up with those ammunition bunkers around me my entire life. I wonder what those were used for that is for sure... They are mostly covered with dirt so all I see is the front door and the arch way. As a kid we use to play on them when they were covered with grass. Great rolling hills.

It looks like a great backroads days with lots of treasure seeking!

Mother B said...

My husband said they are storage facilities built by the military. The floor was near ground level and the sloping sides and roof were covered with dirt to allow vegetation to grow making them nearly impossible to detect from the sky. Usually only one end opened. He said they used to call them Quonset huts.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely image of a praying Mary!

bt said...

Great pictures. Really love the one of St Anthony with the Christ-child in one arm and another armful of lilies--symbolizing purity. Lovely.

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