the "mater man"

This weekend the way the air smelled made me feel like a kid. It was the kind of air that you don't even know is there because the temperature is so perfect...warm but crisp...not stifling. It was a wonderful day for discovering so Kev and I went on the search for some new picture spots. The beautiful thing about this is that the air was right, the sun was right, and looking for picture spots makes me see the world as if it's right. Discovering picture spots makes everything have some value--you start to look for the little things and the unique things and it gives the "grossest places" an unassuming beauty. Along the way we made friends with the "mater man." It was only right that on a day with fresh air and sun shining there should be a cute old man selling honey, tomatoes, and home-made canned goods on the side of the road! He told us that his customers named him "mater man" 30 years ago and he quite the selection...check it out: 

 

has anyone ever tasted pickeld eggs??!! i eat anything..but i'm just not so sure about those...

  

I didn't stop shooting all day...kev is such a good sport. Here are some more i took on the journey...

Kev in the meadows. I learned a trick along the way that when you shoot in direct sunlight you have to be a little creative with the poses so that the subject is not getting blinded and having shady racoon eyes, hence the peaceful look in the next few...

 

 i'm a big fan of these two; above and below!

 this was my first try at a self portrait...i should've gotten the tripod out of the car..

 

a little better...

this was at one of the two places we stopped to eat during our three hour journey :)

 these last two are not really part of the journey...but just because...i liked them.

Everyone deserves to meet the mater man and lay in the grass and drink root beer floats...it gets your perspective back where it belongs! Do it!