This week’s FriFotos theme is “Countryside” and as with most themes chosen, this may mean different things to different people. The first thing that comes to mind for me is a place without cell phone reception, without strip malls, where miles pass between homes.
While Big Sur, California is not inland it is a place that immediately comes to mind when I think of being in the country. When you’re in Big Sur at night, the stars feel so close it causes a sort of claustrophobia. The good kind. There is definitely no cell phone reception. It does have wild, natural beauty – in abundance. This is another qualification I think of when the word countryside is tossed around. It’s a must for me and can be subtle or dramatic.