Friday, September 19, 2008



WEEKLY THEME: ROAD

The "road" theme caused me to hit the road...and it was an adventure. Many years ago I read about a marijuana bust on Zig Zag Lane, in Oak Run. That had struck me as funny; I even sent a copy to Jay Lenothough I don't know if he ever used it. So I decided I would find Zig Zag Lane and photograph it. Well, it is in the same county where I live, but I wasn't quite sure where. I googled Mapquest and because I had no address, I got a rather simple, and I mean SIMPLE map. With a rough idea, I started out in the general direction. Before long I was out of town and into a rural area where street names are few and far between.
The long road slowly rose and soon I was seeing beautiful pine trees. On and on I went with no other cars in sight. Eventually, I decided that I might have taken a wrong turn, so I turned around and headed back. At a crossroads, I found a sign that had the same name pointing in two different directions. I tried the other fork and finally, I did see... not a street sign...but a piece of board with the hand-painted title "Zig Zag." Going down the very narrow, windy gravel road I was glad no one came the other way; at places there was a sheer drop off. When I hadn't seen any signs of homes, I thought I'd better leave before a marijuana grower came out with a shot gun. Below are the photos I was able to catch on my road adventure.















11 comments:

lucy said...

What a brave gal you are...I love the irony of the road and the plant...it made me laugh!

Antonette said...

Hmm, I'm not sure I would want to travel down this road at night.

Antonette said...

Hmm, I'm not sure I would want to travel down this road at night.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect one for today's theme... Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

Patsy said...

Great story. :) I wouldn't want to be out alone on that road for too long and definately not at night. Hope you are having a great weekend.

leslie said...

Hmmm, maybe that road was developed by the guys that were growing the pot...maybe that's why it's called "Zig Zag." lol Good for you for going out and photographing somethint special for today!

sho said...

I like all your shots!

Annie said...

Love the photos and what a great story about finding Zig Zag Lane! Hope you're having a great weekend!

A Blog In The Rough said...

Very funny story...although it is good to take a "get lost" ride sometimes to explore new areas, this particular area might not have been a good one to explore, HA!

bingskee said...

i cannot afford to be lost in this kind of road but i always find roads to be fascinating...

Mar said...

Great story and shot!! very unique take on the theme!!