Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Expect the Unexpected

"The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street."
—Robert Doisneau (French photographer, 1912-1994)

Yesterday when I went out, I never expected to see a boat blocking Route 40. OK, it was a boat on a flatbed trailer, but still—. Naturally, once I'd gotten around the boat, I stopped to take a picture.

Here's a closer look:

You never know what to expect when you go out these days.


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