By now, you must be aware of my contribution of pictures to Communal Global. If you have not checked it out, head on over to this amazing blog right now. You will be amazed by the collection of beauty from women all over the world. We have never met each other in person, yet, share a common passion of capturing inner beauty and portray it to the world.
Last week, I shared the above picture. In a while I noticed two comments and one of them was "Where, oh, where is that country drive?"
This question got me thinking and the outcome is this post....:) Country side driving is one of the best things you can experience in Deutschland. You never know what to expect. With every bend or curve of the road, you are greeted with a spectacular sight, different from what you just passed.
It can be a meadow, an orchard of apple or cherry blossoms, rapeseed or corn fields, vineyards, rows of pine trees, forests. If you are lucky you can even spot deer grazing in the lush meadows, though jersey cows with bells dangling from their necks, horses or sheep are a familiar sight.
Clear blue skies with fleeting clouds add to the magic of a drive. But it ain't that way always. A cloudy sky with fog hanging low can give you some drama. On such drives, I try to carry the camera along. Though at times, I prefer to take in all the sights without having to worry of taking a shot of this and that. All this beauty around me makes for an excited passenger in the front seat, ME!!!! :D
Unlike India, Germany has all the four seasons. A drive is the best way to experience the change of seasons. The new life of spring, flowers of summer, orange of autumn and snow of winter.......you get it all on a countryside drive.
The one thing I miss during such drives is not being able to just stop, get out of the car and click away ...:( Laws are tough in Germany and we cannot stop at random where we please. There are specific parking spots where you can rest from a drive and too often, such parking lots provide nothing good to capture. But then, the first shot which raised the question about country drives was taken from a parking lot.....:D