Few people like road work, but it’s a necessary evil for those of us who drive. (Most of us!) So, today I had more than my fair share as I first drove Cameron to school this morning and then returned to pick him up just two hours later when he called to tell me he was feeling sick. My route from home to school happens to be over Route 50, a two-lane highway that’s currently undergoing an upgrade in telephone lines/poles. Each day we face one, if not two, sections that are closed to two-way traffic with just one alternating lane open.
Thankfully, I’m usually not in a hurry, and today’s double trip just gave me the opportunity to sit behind the tall, red stop sign and pull out my iPhone. While those behind me were no doubt texting away and tapping impatiently on their steering wheels, I took some photos of a favorite tree, which sits alone at a distance in the middle of this soybean field. I couldn’t get very close from the driver’s seat, but I was happy that at least my quick shots were pleasing to the eye.
Yes, there’s a reflection from my windshield on the right and the power lines on the top left aren’t exactly scenic, but I learned today that my iPhone helps to make even road work much more tolerable.