The road to Broadway

imageNo, not that Broadway.

Broadway is a beautiful village on the other side of the Blackdown Hills from where I live.  I especially love the drive there – very rural and unspoiled with fabulous views.

The trouble is, I spend a lot of time trying to look at the view and getting car sick instead!  I like to drive as slowly as possible so I can take it all in, to try and imprint the essence of what I see. Often I’ll pull over to take photographs.

The flaw in this method of information gathering is of course being a total nuisance to other road users. Actually, what would really work for me is a tractor….I’d be able to see over the hedgerows as well as drive slow.

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10 thoughts on “The road to Broadway

  1. willenajeane March 30, 2016 / 11:02 am

    So lovely Vicki. I just love driving in the countryside for inspiration. It is hard to keep out of the way of other traffic though, wish I had driver.

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  2. debiriley March 31, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    boy, I LOVE that SKY!!
    so compelling, so lovely – fabulous. I laughed as I read the part about the tractor 🙂 I used to drive a mini-Kubota for the farm in the States, it was handy.

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    • vickihutchinsartist April 1, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      First – I am so envious you’ve lived in two countries I long to visit. Second – thank you so much about the sky! Took me a long time to understand clouds. And I like ’em fancy.

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      • debiriley April 1, 2016 / 10:09 pm

        you’re welcome Vicki! your sky Was glorious! ps…you may not be as ‘envy green with the city we are in right now though! its on the intolerably blistering hot side. Sydney is great.

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  3. Margaret Parker Brown April 5, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    beautiful painting! I especially love the sensitivity in the sky and those luscious colors! I do exactly what you mentioned, looking and craning my neck and try to drive at the same time. I truly appreciate it when my husband drives and I can do all the looking to my heart’s content!

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    • vickihutchinsartist April 5, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Aw, thank you again! Yes, I like it when the hubs drives – though I then make myself car sick with all the eyeballing!

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