December 29, 2011

The weekend

It really is a wonderful place, home.

comments

  1. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I want to go to there.

  2. Rick Neece on December 29th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Lovely.

  3. Casey Cichowicz on December 29th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Wow, beautiful photos. This is the Barnesville area, right? My only experience is hopping off 270 once on a whim and driving around (getting lost, really) looking at all the beautiful farms out there, but I have meant to go back again some time. It seemed to be pretty unspoiled by McMansions and development gone wild that you’ll see a few miles in either direction elsewhere off 270.

  4. Sheila Ryan on December 29th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Wonderful, Garrett. The photo of the steaming cup has elements of one of those photos of the ocean depths — you know, the realm of fish with their eyes bugging out on stalks.

    I also love the photo of the winding rural lane.

    And the photo of the cock!

    And the eggs wrapped in bacon!

    All of it.

  5. Garrett Miller on December 29th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Clusterflockstock, Maryland Edition.

    Thanks, guys. Casey, great eye. I grew up on one of the smaller farms in Barnesville proper, where my parents still live. It’s part of the Agricultural Reserve, which is why it’s so unspoiled. McMansions are moving in, unfortunately, but they can only build one house per 25 acres. These folks apparently see that as a challenge.

    The eggs wrapped in bacon were internet-inspired, naturally, and worth trying again with more spice. In truth, everything should be wrapped in bacon.

  6. Kelsey Parker on December 29th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    The tone of these photos reminds me to breathe. It must’ve been a restorative vacation.

  7. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Should we talk about CFS4?

  8. Kelsey Parker on December 29th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Yes.

  9. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Donde?

  10. Sheila Ryan on December 29th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Buenos Aires.

  11. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Oh, mamma.

  12. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Rome.

  13. Sheila Ryan on December 29th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Or Rome.

    Or Istanbul.

  14. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Or Barnesville. Or Ohio.

  15. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
  16. Garrett Miller on December 29th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Shenandoah.

  17. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    You know a place?

  18. Sheila Ryan on December 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    It would be good to get together somewhere easterly this next year.

  19. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I think so too. How do the Californians/Oregonians feel about that?

  20. Joel Bernstein on December 29th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Easterly for us is like Vegas.

  21. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Meaning aspirational but impossible, or hell yes?

  22. Joel Bernstein on December 29th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’ll certainly try to come, but it’ll be far easier to justify if it’s a place with cheap plane tickets.

  23. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Noted.

  24. Sheila Ryan on December 29th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    There can be a lot to coordinate in terms of transport.

  25. Deron Bauman on December 29th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Proximity to a national airport, availability of post-flight transportation, large enough facilities to house and accommodate all on site, a meeting area large enough to hold all who attend.

  26. Sheila Ryan on December 29th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    There are many such places, of course, but it all comes down to cost. So far we have been lucky recipients of the generosity of Deron’s and Kelsey’s families.

  27. Kelsey Parker on December 29th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    So long as it’s not too expensive to get there, and even less expensive to stay the night, I can make it happen. In May or June but no earlier.