Our first drive of 2016! The photos were taken right after we had chinese food on the 1st (my new year’s day tradition). There would probably be more and better photos, but I ate myself into a stupor. Actually I seriously over ate and I was pretty ill for most of the drive, but I hung in there and took these photos.
Mid-December we did some driving around in the rain and I did my best to take some photos. It’s funny that I’m posting these now, because at the moment we’re on our third day straight of rain. It’s supposed to change to wintry mix tonight.
This week’s driving through depression doesn’t have as many photos as some of the others. These were taken on November 1st, and between Halloween shenanigans and the time change, we were pretty worn out. Although the other reason there are less pictures is a good one, we found some abandoned stuff, including the workshop from yesterday and stairs leading nowhere, so those are all being saved for separate abandoned posts. Which are my favorite.
You know what time it is. Time for your weekly dose of driving through depression. Last weekend we took our travels north, ran into a lake, lots of old stuff, porno under a bridge (not kidding) and of course, cows.
I love the fall like everyone else and so of course it’s been really cool to be able to see the leaves changing colors these last few weeks. We’re having a heavy rain today (on Halloween, I know) and so I’m worried that we’ll lose a lot of leaves before they get to the peak of color, since they haven’t gotten there yet. I’m worried about things looking too plain in the winter for good photos if we continue our driving adventures, but at the same time, maybe we’ll see things we never would have even been able to spot if they were covered in weeds and leaves.
On future adventures: Nicole has a friend who has the inside scoop on some abandoned places actually inside the city limits. I’m really excited to get the scoop. Hopefully more abandoned posts coming soon with help from her. Also we’re looking into the purchase of a wide angle lens for our cameras, which would make those photos so dope.
So we drive as a coping skill for depression. Some of these photos are from the drive where we found the abandoned house, namely the photos of the cows. It was pretty funny, Nicole kept stopping (very safely, mind you, with no cars coming) in the road to talk to the cows and give me time to photograph. I said it was like we were on a cow safari.
I encourage you to do some driving and photoing (safely, of course) as a coping skill if you’ve never tried. Post some photos and leave a link, I want to see!
I’ve actually had a good morning! It’s only 9:30 a.m. and I’ve actually done housework. What!? I never do housework. I also made myself breakfast and even cooked up some hollandaise which I adore. Very productive morning so far and I am very proud of myself for it. I have a couple things lined up for my day, like pulling up the garden and watching the new episode of Scream Queens, but I’ve been feeling the best when I get out of the house so I’m wondering where I could go or what I could do. I tried to go to support group on Saturday, did I mention that? But the big scary NAMI building was closed. I’m not sure why. I have lots of fun Saturday plans which I’m looking forward to (one is the college’s homecoming parade and the other is a dress-up-your-pets parade, both great photo opportunities I feel like) so I may not make it to the bipolar group on Saturday and thought about going today. The only group today that I think could be a potential one for me to go to is a women’s wellness group but I’m not exactly sure what it would entail and it’s in about 45 minutes and I haven’t showered. So yeah.
I read about a ghost town a ways outside of the city but I know Nicole would want to go with me so I can’t do that today. We’ve actually probably already driven past it during one of our many drives. We go on drives together almost every night, I know I’ve mentioned that before. Sometimes we just drive through downtown and people watch, other times Nicole picks a road and takes it out of town and we end up in some little small town outside the city. These photos are actually from our most recent long adventure on Saturday. We were actually out during daylight so I was able to take a couple photos although we didn’t really stop much so I didn’t get great ones. But I would like to stop more and actually take proper photos while we’re out on our adventures. She seems game for it. I’ve been reading a blog called The Dainty Squid and she photographs abandoned places which is something I’ve always wanted to do. Nicole said she would be up for that too, but said she would rather I didn’t do it alone so those will have to be weekend adventures we take together. Which is fine by me. I don’t know why driving or going on drives helps me so much, but it really does. I just get very clear headed and I feel so comfortable being on the road.