The image above shows the view I have when I'm headed south, about halfway home from an eight-mile-round-trip grocery shopping expedition. This beautiful stretch of rural road has a hill on one side and a swamp on the other. The folks who make their homes in this unincorporated area reside in every kind of dwelling from mobile homes to modest houses like mine to mansions. The road is curvy, and the drive is fun, especially when afternoon shadows stripe the asphalt and turn the sun into a dizzying strobe light.
It's impossible to make this drive and hold on to a bad mood, even if the store was out of my favorite peanut-butter protein bars and tomato-basil whole-wheat crackers.
P.S. There's a new post up today at Audrey's Ambition: "The Year 1933."