Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Back Roads of Old Florida

I had never seen bright white dirt roads until I moved to Florida and we drove out into the countryside.

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They are white sand and powdery dust when you drive on them. (which we don’t very often)

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But we were on a mission to find some blueberry fields when we passed this old cemetery.

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It was out in the middle of nowhere but well taken care of and visited often.

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And there were fences and gates, so it was an interesting ‘side trip’.

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I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

43 comments:

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, great photos in the countryside. You captured great fences and gates.
Happy Spring.
Hugs, CM

Montanagirl said...

Those out-of-the-way finds can be the best kind! Nice photos of the fences and a very pretty cemetery! Have a good day, my friend.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Lovely fences around an old and beautiful cemetary :)
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Vee said...

Did you find blueberries? I love a country cemetery!

Stephanie said...

How fun, my friend! It looks like a beautiful drive.

Hugs to you!

carolann said...

of way fence finds in the country can suprise us sometimes. Plus the road you mentioned.


Have a nice day.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the rather rugged, country fence around it! very pretty area. :)

NanaDiana said...

I love old cemeteries like that. What a great little side trip. xo Diana l

Karen S. said...

Wow, these are lovely views, and I know what you mean about how things are in Florida compared to where I live and what I'm used to. It's a lovely place no matter where you go in Florida!

Kathy said...

I have never seen white sand roads. Lovely.

That old cemetary looks so interesting. I love looking at old tombstones and wondering about who the people were and what they were like.

Becca said...

That white dirt road looks so cool against the pretty green! Glad you had a fun day exploring!

cucki said...

I just love the old country side :)
Have a lovely day xx

Linda Kay said...

Diane, looks like such a lovely spot to "rest in peace" behind those fences. So glad it is taken care of, as so many are now in disrepair.

Debby Ray said...

I love to visit old cemeteries...so much interesting history!

BeachGypsy said...

The picture of the sandy lane......that is one of my all time favorites of yours!!!! Love it....so pretty and peaceful!!

Christine said...

I love travelling the back country roads! You never know what you'll discover!
The cemetery was a surprise I'm sure! I even love the main sign as well as the fences!
Have a great day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great selection of fences.

Linda M. Carmean said...

What a nice find! Love seeing where the road takes me, also.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty road through the trees. The cemetery looks really interesting and worth a visit. I love to explore old cemeteries and read the headstones. So much history on them. Have a great day!

Ida said...

That white sandy road is really neat. It's great to find an old cemetery like that and to find it visited and well taken care of.

laurie said...

it would be strange to see white dirt roads, beautiful cemetery though, I love walking around old cemeteries,

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diana,
Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us. Nice fences!

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, nice looking rustic old fence around the cemetery. Blessings Francine.

Jane and Chris said...

Everything is so green and lush and BEAUTIFUL!
Jane x

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love old roads into the countryside - and the wooden sign, though showing age - is still wonderful. How great that the cemetery is well loved and taken care of.

Susie said...

Diane, That is a nice path. I like the old sign...wish someone would fix it though. You are having nice sunny days. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Trace4J said...

So beautiful and green...
Did you get your blueberries?
Woolie hugs

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love old cemeteries. I was getting a little dizzy reading the sign :)
xo
Laura

cynthia lee designs said...

Every time we go down to Tennessee...we go out into the country side to visit family cemeteries. I just love going to these way out places with so much history.
hugs,
Cindy

Shug said...

Old cemeteries are very interesting....and this one sure looks to have been well kept. The fence is rather cool...looks like it may have been there a while...

Kathy said...

There is something so touching about old cemeteries. I am happy it is well tended!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love it when things like this happen unexpectedly -- what a lovely old cemetery (and definitely well tended).

Linda Walker said...

Hi Diane!
I love the surprises that can be found on a drive or a walk in the woods. Around here, we often find very old stonewalls out in the middle of nowhere. I love them and of course have to photograph them!That is quite a road you drove down. The foliage is so lush and green.....I am patiently waiting for such colors to appear here in NH!
xo
Linda

doodles n daydreams said...

Great fences and gates - and unusual roads.

Diana

Botanic Bleu said...

Back roads always lead to the best hidden finds. I'm looking forward to traveling some Texas back roads over the next 3-4 weeks in search of fields and fields of bluebonnets. Invariably we will also find barbed wire fences.

Judith

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love just going on drives and the sights along the way, what a great bit of history to stumble on!

Carol

Felicia said...

old cemeteries are neat to go through. it does look well cared for.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

We have a town of Antioch not far from us where we go fishing. Its such an unusual name.

handmade by amalia said...

You really caught the feeling of the countryside with these great photos.
Amalia
xo

Doreen@househoneys said...

When I told a friend I loved old cemeteries, she thought that was weird. I see I'm not alone though.

'Old' Florida is so different than what many imagine Florida to look like. Very pretty, and so full of nature and lushness.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Lovely photos Diane and wonderful to see that beautiful little cemetery so lovingly cared for!

Sam I Am...... said...

You don't get stuck in the sand? i would think it would be hard to drive on but obviously not or they would make rods out of it. Interesting side trip....did you find the blueberries?

Diane Writes said...

How I wish I could spend my weekends with you namemate. Your road trips and random road discoveries are surely blog worthy. Discovering them already spells happiness for me. what more if I can share it in the blogosphere.