Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Fields


















The formerly lush, green soybean fields are now yellow, soon to be brown, soon to be harvested.

These soybean fields are located near North.

North is a place, a location, a spot on the map, a post office (and at one point a store).  North is also the name of a river that runs through here.

The fact that it's also a direction makes things interesting, particularly when conversing to outsiders--such as an editor sitting in South Carolina, for example, who asked me to confirm or correct the location of a place once known as Club 14.  I said it was located on Route 14 at North.  She thought for sure that was a typo.  But Club 14 was located on Route 14 at North. At the spot on the map called North.

No, not a typo, just another little Mathews County quirk.

We do quirky right.

8 comments:

Collards Eater said...

A few years ago someone writing in the Gazette-Journal had a witty description of their location. I don't remember it in its entirety but it went something like, "A little south of North, west of the East River and just a few hundred yards from Miles."

deborah said...

is North north of you?
beautiful light on the lovely pictures

Deltaville Jamie said...

I love October... mostly because it's my birthday month but also because all of the colors.

Daryl said...

You sure do .. and those fields are a lot prettier now ..

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the second photo.
I do NOT envy that editor, trying to understand your area. LOL — I'd love to be a fly on the wall, watching her tear out her hair!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Collards Eater - That is a very clever (and no doubt entirely accurate) description. Toss in Moon to the mix of unusual place names around here and a person could have a field day.

deborah - Thanks...I am east of North, perhaps slightly northeast of North.

DJ-Hopefully you'll be spending your birthday in Deltaville. I know one gift I will not be purchasing for you. And it involves a flock of seagulls....

Daryl-They are pretty now but I love them when they're so green. The yellow means they're dying and that means winter is right around the corner, and I don't do well with winter and its lack of sunlight.

Kay - The poor editor. Gracious. I had to write a lengthy explanation of my use of the term Court House, which is what we call the downtown/village area (never mind the fact that there is also a historic courthouse, which was the original court building). They were very, very patient folks to work with, that's all I have to say. (The e-mail exchange you'd really bust a gut laughing at is one where I told them I couldn't send a particular file because it was too large and my e-mail/internet system couldn't handle it, and they nonchalantly said, "Send it in a zip file." My reply was, "The only thing I know how to zip is a coat." It went downhill from there. To repeat, they were very patient.

I'm not putting up a post for Thursday for multiple reasons, all of which involve too much going on, but I hope to at least have some photos up by the weekend.

Country Girl said...

So glad that at least someone does quirky right.

Caution/Lisa said...

I love quirky. Good quirky even more so. When the people named Hell, Michigan, I don't think they did quirky well at all.