The heat of summer that lingered into the first part of October has given way to cooler, sunny days.
Highs in the fifties and sixties are perfect for getting out and breathing in the air.
Yesterday was one of those days. It had literally been several months since I left the confines of my city and on a sudden whim I decided to take an afternoon drive.
I imagine that this old house was once the home of a large farm family. These days its sad overgrown exterior exudes a sense of melancholy.
Although the leaves still hadn't begun to change, there were still some beautiful images that called to my camera.
The river and the old Valley View ferry were beckoning me.
I love this little ferry. It is the oldest ferry in the state of Kentucky and carries people across this stretch of the river most days of the year.
I couldn't resist taking a ride with my windows rolled down and the wind in my face.
The river sure was muddy from all of the recent rains, but I loved those few minutes of being on the water.
I think one of the things I don't like about where I live is the lack of water. I grew up with a river running at the back of my yard and I was seven miles from Lake Erie. It took me a long time to realize how much I took that for granted.
There are days when I really crave just sitting on the bank of a river or lake and contemplating the meaning of life.
There is something so calming about water, and that calmness is something I crave in these crazy times we live in.
I love this old building. I think it has been in this same falling down state for the last 25 years. I'm surprised it hasn't completely fallen down by now.
It sits right on the road, and I wonder what its original purpose was. Maybe back in the day they didn't have to worry about cars slamming into their building. I guess a runaway horse and buggy wouldn't do the same kind of damage.
It's amazing what a couple of hours driving in the country can do to bring back serenity into your life.
I'm going to have to do it more often.
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