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April 8, 2009 / Bo Mackison

The View from Turkey Road

Nothing Seeded in this Earth Yet

Nothing Seeded in this Earth Yet

I went for a drive in the country. An easy thing to do since Madison turns into farmland about two minutes from my home. I saw a sign for Turkey Road and decided I should see if there were real turkeys living near by. No, nothing fowl about this country lane.

Most of the fields haven’t been plowed yet, but I noticed the two trees standing at the crest of this hill. With the setting sun, the fields are glowing gold. Soon they’ll all be waving lots of green.

BTW, my iPhone, a much used birthday gift, has proven invaluable in my off road photo shoots. Since I can use its built-in GPS, I never worry about finding the main road any longer. Makes photography a little less frantic. I never thought the iPhone would make me enjoy photography more, but it certainly does.


  1. suehenryphotography / Apr 8 2009 8:15 pm

    I am sitting here shaking my head and grinning. We have so much in common.

    I too go for drives, much like the one you described in this post. And, like you, I rely on my GPS to assure me that I can always find the way home.

    I love the simplicity of this image. The two trees — perfect.

    • Bo / Apr 9 2009 12:33 pm

      Re-assuring I’m not the only photographer roaming the countryside, camera and GPS unit by my side. It really is easy to get turned around on these country roads.

  2. montucky / Apr 8 2009 8:44 pm

    Simple, smooth lines and great color makes for a wonderful photo!

  3. uphilldowndale / Apr 9 2009 12:07 am

    A beautiful classic shot, sell it to Microsoft as a screen saver.
    Our landscape in not ‘big enough’ not to be able to find your way back to the arterial roads. And sometimes it is important to allow yourself to become a little ‘geographically confused’ if not completely lost, it adds to the sense of discovery and make you take turns you might other wise have missed.

    • Bo / Apr 9 2009 7:58 am

      I agree with your view that it is good to get “geographically confused” and I always get to that point. But that is when I’m glad to have the GPS because I can get then get myself un-lost without panic and time spent being lost. The best of both worlds.

  4. Anna Surface / Apr 9 2009 9:09 am

    Beautiful in its aloneness as well as the sweep and curves of the landscape with the two trees as sentinels. GPS is on my wishlist! Great capture, Bo. 🙂

  5. Gandalf / Apr 9 2009 9:52 am

    Feels earthy and connected.

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