signs and symbols

Labor Day weekend has been hot and humid here in Virginia.  I didn't want to stay cooped up in the house with the air-conditioner blasting, so I hit the road and headed to Culpeper and on down Route 29, Seminole Trail toward Ruckersville. I packed my lunch and water bottle and stopped along the way to explore and take pictures.

A few more signs to add to my personal project.

 Baby Jim's Snack Bar | North Main Street | Culpeper, VA

Baby Jim's Snack Bar | North Main Street | Culpeper, VA

Taking these kinds of pictures is more difficult than it might appear. It's a challenge to assess the light, find the best perspective and make decisions as to whether context adds to the photograph or takes away from it.

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And sometimes a sign isn't really a sign, but a symbol. I pass this statue of a horse, perched high on a pole, in front of Saddlery Liquidators near Madison on Route 29.

 Saddlery Liquidators | James Madison Highway | Madison, VA

Saddlery Liquidators | James Madison Highway | Madison, VA

I can't explain it, but this picture of the horse cracks me up. I laughed out loud at every single version of the picture. Maybe it's because I had to stand on the downside of a steep bank alongside a busy highway to take the pictures. Drivers kept honking their horns. I wasn't sure if they were saying Hi or warning me to exercise caution or just irritated by my presence.

 Frost Cafe | East Davis Street | Culpeper, VA

Frost Cafe | East Davis Street | Culpeper, VA

We've eaten here many times over the years. Diner food at it's best.

But if you're going to eat at Frost Cafe, bring cash 'cause that's all they take.