Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Zenith Mill Road

Zenith means the peak, when the sun is directly overhead, high noon, the tip. It is also an old community near me. So much of Georgia has disappeared since the end of World War II. With modern farming techniques, the population has moved to cities where there are jobs with some security, benefits and a pension.

One big problem is that people forget how things have changed for the better. Sometimes these improved lives we have make us forget that things can go backward. Back in the seventies, a senior citizen lamented Roosevelt's new deal which incidentally helped bring the United States out of the depression.

The riots in Baltimore have been sobering for everyone. Especially the African Americans who were protesting. A few rogue elements made civil protest seem something it was not. It did not show the line of African American men forming a line in front of law enforcement for their protection or the folks who spent the day cleaning up. Protesting does not mean you don't support law enforcement.

So in the peak of this turmoil, there is little the average person can do. The one thing we all have control of is how we treat one another. You don't have to agree with someone to listen to them tell their story.

When you drive the back roads of Georgia, you see old homes and farmsteads overgrown.
The change produces a wistfulness in me, but I too left the rural areas for work in an urban area.

Below are pictures of rural Georgia.







Fort Benjamin Hawkins

Gnarled pine tree

Wild Onions





5 comments:

  1. One of our favorite activities is getting out of the city and driving in the country. Cities can be claustrophobic. It's good to get out into the rural parts of the state, see some open fields, stretch, breathe, enjoy the slower pace. Your photos are lovely. I've enjoyed reading your posts this month. Congratulations on surviving the Challenge.
    ~Visiting from AtoZ

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  2. Very true, the cities is where everyone goes now. And just because one way works for someone and there are rioting idiots out there, doesn't mean everyone is that way or needs to do it that way.

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  3. Gorgeous pictures! :) Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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  4. Lovely pictures. I've really enjoyed your theme. The riots are sad. Protesting is a right but I can only think of the people who live and work where the riots were. Livelihoods and homes destroyed.

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  5. Very pretty and peaceful. There is not much left of the rural Central Florida of my childhood those years B.D. (Before Disney). Beautiful photos.

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