Milton Drive Home

long exposure image of the turn off to milton from the 401 ontario highwayThe drive home from London last week was long and difficult.

There had been a number of accidents and the eastbound 401 was stopped in both the express and collectors.

image of stopped traffic on the 401 ontario near miltonIt took far too long to get even from Woodstock to Milton. So I pulled off the highway and stopped in a carpool area.

I also desperately had to pee. So I wandered off into what I thought was a nearby forest where I stumbled across this lovely cemetery.
image of a cemetery in milton ontarioI paid my respects and moved away into the woods to water the plants.

long exposure image of the turn off to milton from the 401 ontario highway with rising moon behind a treeBack at the carpool, I could see that traffic was still not moving much, so I decided to stay put and wait for the full moon to come up.

long exposure image of the turn off to milton from the 401 ontario highway with rising moon and cloudsIt came up slowly and from behind the stand of trees I watered. It also crested the trees and immediately went behind a cloud.

So much for my impromptu plan to capture the full, harvest moon.

Still, I think the photos are fun and capture some of the industrial romance I feel for the edges of cities. The suburban fields of homes and pavement that house the dreams of so many sleeping people as the moon floats its way overhead.

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