JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 01 | 14 | 17


Somewhere around New Ringgold, PA

Over the course of three days this week, I drove a little over 400 miles. I drove from my adult hometown in NJ to my boyhood hometown in Northeast PA on Tuesday. Then back down some little AP towns  to end up in the moderately-sized city of Lancaster, PA, for a funeral on Wednesday. Then back. And on Thursday, back through some little PA towns to my adult hometown in NJ.

The Wednesday drive was pretty long but pretty darn pretty too. The previous evening, it rained in Northeast PA, and then the temperature dropped. There was a glaze of ice across every blade grass, every tree branch and every street sign. The roads, luckily, weren’t too bad but everything just looked stunning  in the morning sun as we were driving.

I try to stay optimistic but sometimes lapse into cynical. Still, if the beauty we had the chance to see on the way to going to a funeral wasn’t enough to show you a silver lining in the day, I don’t know what would.

We had miles to go and time to keep so I couldn’t be pulling over to shoot landscapes. We’d have never gotten there. The shot above is a snappy taken at a stoplight. I had to scratch the itch.

Driving back to to NJ on Thursday, I stopped in the small town where Charles Bronson’s mother was born and had potato-and-cabbage soup to start, then meatloaf with french fries, brown gravy over it all.

Again, optimistic.

Go find that beauty.


This Week’s Links:

  • If you haven’t seen President Obama’s Farewell Address, try to catch it. We won’t be hearing an orator like that for a while. And that’s not a political statement, just the truth.

“Our democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted.” ~ President Barrack Obama, January 2017

© Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2017

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