I made a trip up to Pleasant View this weekend to help my brother with some things around the house. It’s a drive I should make more often. There are some beautiful landscapes up there with plenty of barns, fields and sky. We had wrapped up our work and as I was loading up the truck I noticed the clouds. They had a look of brushstrokes and in my head popped an image of Bob Ross. I think he would have loved them.
Chalk up one more reason to always have a camera handy. I usually have a couple with me wherever I go. Most of the time I have my DSLR, but the truck is stocked with disposable film cameras in case I’m without. I miss having my Iphone since it went kaput for many reasons, but the camera it held is at the top of the list. I’ve been rockin’ my old school Razr for a couple months now, but I’m not afraid to whip it out, either. A pixelated image is better than no image at all. Sometimes, it’s preferred.
On the road I listened to some new tunes from a duo called The Civil Wars. They make some beautiful music together. Haunting and subtle with serious intensity. Some of their vocals gave me chills. After 10 tracks I was left with the same feeling I had when I first heard early Patty Griffin or Jeremy Lister, which is to say I wanted to hear more and I can’t wait to see where they go next. There’s a free download of a show they performed at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia available on their website. If you have trouble finding it, you can always just click here. It’s worth checking out. Enjoy.