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On the Road in Wayne County

On the Road in Wayne County

I’m staying with my parents due to my mother’s long hospital stay and her subsequent recovery in a nursing home for rehab. As I travel through the local countryside, I’m pining for a better camera beyond my iPhone 4s. In recent weeks, I’ve been getting to know the highways and byways of this area and taking many photos of this landscape.

Over a dozen years ago, my folks, Jim and Cathy, transplanted themselves from cacophony of downstate Long Island (one of the most densely populated regions of the USA) to the upstate quietude of Wayne County, New York. Situated on the shore of the great Lake Ontario on its northern border, between Rochester to the west and Syracuse to the east, it’s got a varied history as the Erie Canal runs along its southern edge.

My daily drive to the nursing home takes me through farm and orchard country — especially apple orchards. Driving through the backroads, I spy many family farms and commercial growers, Amish and Mennonite homes and farms too. It’s a lot different than the country lanes I usually zip through in New England. 

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Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. — James 5: 7

 

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A few pics from around my parents’ yard…

 

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My Dad's old truck.

My Dad’s old truck.

 

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This is Lilly.

 

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"Good dog."

“Good dog.”

Comments

  1. Vicki Marani :

    Beautiful, Pat — thank you for sharing your thoughts and photos. I’m originally from Long Island, too (Queens and Nassau Counties). When you write of your parents, I think of my own, now 88 and 92. We’re so blessed to have them! I’m learning much from your journey, as it’s becoming mine. May God keep you safe, strong, and smiling.

    • Thanks for commenting! I do miss Long Island but I get to visit a few times a year as much of my extended family is still there! Thanks for the blessing!

  2. Thanks for sharing. Not just your photos, but your heart. I feel I know you better after reading Blessed, Beatiful and Bodacious. Reviewing it! Prayers for you at this time of reverse parenting that many of us have gone through. Bittersweet!

  3. Well now, that was fun!

  4. My favorite is the stormy sky. But they are all beautiful in their way.

    Is Joy Road really on your route?

  5. Prayers for your mom! You are visiting a beautiful part of the country!

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