July 10th, 2010


Weird vibes

 This evening, I went for a walk, taking my camera along in hopes of getting some nice sunflower photos. While I was standing in a field, near the road, an old man drove by, very slowly. I smiled at him and went about my business of photographing bees.  A few minutes later, as I was stepping back onto the road, he drove by again, just as slowly.  I ignored him and turned down a dirt road toward the sunflower fields.  

Perhaps 30 minutes later, I returned to the paved road and headed home. I saw the car again in the driveway of a dilapidated shed and garden plot.  The man saw me, too, and instead of pulling out of the drive and going on his way, he inched his car forward and then stopped, watching me.  He finally gained the road and drove away, but he was so intent on spying on me that his passenger side tires were rolling on the grass. 

Not caring for his nosiness, I stopped to take pics of some kind of burr to put some distance between us.  The strange man crept down Crow Alley, his brake lights constantly flashing as he tried to keep an eye on me. Finally, he pulled over and, after a moment, did a u-turn.  He passed me again just as I was entering Crow Alley and drove back to his garden plot.

So, was he spying on me for spying's sake or was he suspicious of me, thinking that I was really out to get something from his property (even though I didn't even pause or give it a second glance)?  These are some signs that he has posted, which I photographed on another of my walks, so he obviously has a paranoid streak:


Beware Traps Danger

The thieves who took the wood were seen?  Beware? (Yes, the French is equally awkward)

Either way, he made me uncomfortable, and I'm going to vary my walking times and circuit in hopes of avoiding him in the future.