On the drive home this morning…
While I was standing on the side of the road taking these photos, a beat up old rusted Ford truck drove by and slammed on the brakes. Then it backed up. A weathered-looking middle-aged fella poked his head out the driver’s side window. Scraggled goatee. Mullet. “What’s the problem, sir?”
"No problem. Just a pretty view." I held up my camera.
"What’s that?" he asked.
"It’s just a nice view. I’m taking some photos," I said.
"Oh. OK." He paused for second. "Well, I’m The Law out in these here parts," he said.
He stared at me. I stared at him. Then he just drove off.
A deer ran across the road in front of me. So did a bobcat. So did a wild turkey.