We swung by Lynchburg, TN last week to tour the Jack Daniel's Distillery. The air smelled unbelievably good from the grain mash. And some of the staff were burning oak ricks to make charcoal which is not an every day event. Our guide, Ron, was a master story teller and all around entertaining fella. I was not sold on making the stop, but I sure very happy that we took the time on a blue sky fall day to make the drive. All in all, it is on the "good thing to do" list.
The sunlight on this building caught my attention while on a bike ride just after daybreak this morning. While I would have appreciated taking the photo with a better camera and lens setup, often the best camera is the one in your pocket. If you have a cell phone you likely have a camera with you all the time. All that is necessary is to stop and take the picture.
The other day when all of the motorists were stranded in Atlanta I thought of my Grandpap, Karl. That is him on the right side sporting the striped pants and eye glass case in this family vacation photo from the 70's. Pap-pap Karl could be a tough old goat, but he was always insistent on doing things the right way and having the right tools for the job at hand.
For as long as I knew him there was always a blanket, a hat, and gloves in his car. You just never know when you might get stuck out somewhere and having a few things handy sure does help. I think of that every time I run out in cold or rainy weather and am tempted to not take a coat since I will be in the car or inside most of the time. That coat can be a lifesaver if you breakdown, stop to help someone else, need to change a tire, or get waylaid with an emergency or any of the other things that can happen along the road. And yes, I do keep a blanket, a hat, and gloves in my car. Smart cat, that Karl H. Ziegler.
PS: And yes, that is me on the left sporting the Chuck Taylor knockoffs from the discount store. And no, that is not a large man purse on my hip. These are my early years discovering the amazing world of photography.
We have known Jerry and Luanne since the 80s. It was great to spend a weekend with them in Maryland. The boat show was fun and the crab feast with several hundred other folks was a blast, not to mention the dancing while at the crab feast. But really we did not need to do anything at all. Good conversation with good friends is always the best. The best.