I’m lucky, I only work Monday through Thursday so Friday is the day I usually use to feed my photography obsession. This Friday the weather was certainly iffy. I walked the Wheaties in pouring rain (a Friday, Saturday, Sunday occurence…the wheatie walks…not the rain) and then thought for sure I’d be housebound with my camera focused on oil in a cup of water. But then I thought…what the heck…brave the elements.
I started by stopping at Starbucks in Keizer Station where Alex, one of my favorite barista’s greeted me as the sun shone brightly and handed me my grande-decaf-mocha-extra-hot-no-whip concoction. From there I drove the two miles to EZ Orchards. They have really great produce, pastas, beans, aprons and fun vases and other holiday items. Christmas trees and wreathes adorned the front entrance. I bought some really lovely coasters as a Christmas gift for a friend which I promptly photographed when I got home so I can use them as textures on my images.
The country drive to Silverton was lovely. I came across an apple stand next to a beautiful orchard. The owner had 13 varieties of apples available. This was to be the last weekend of the season for her so she was asking only $1.00 a pound.
I decided to walk around Silverton but unfortunately, a few minutes after I found a great parking spot….the skies opened up. I did catch a gentleman sitting under an awning enjoying a dry spot for his morning cup of Joe. All in all, it was a wonderful day for a drive in the country. Between the rain squalls, sun breaks and gusty winds, I even saw a rainbow or two. Frivolous Fridays…I love them!
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