Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 107

Do you love Scottish Broom? Is it a nuisance or a welcome site in your yard? Farmers say it's the most stubborn, deeply rooted bush that spreads like wildfire.

For me, it's literally a life saver! These bushes played a vital part in a few of my life threatening car accidents. One night a friend and I went to the town over where we "cruised" around looking for friends and fun. While turning left on a street near a huge gully, a drunk driver crashed into me by trying to pass on my right (while I was turning right) hitting me in the driver side door. I was driving a '65 Malibu SS and the other driver wound up pushing me sideways into deeply rooted shrubbery. Guess what that was? The bushes gathered quickly underneath my car, and stopped me just before the edge of the cliff by the very large gully. The driver side window shattered into the left side of my face, and the rest is history. 

My favorite car was totaled, and a plastic surgeon took a few hours to gently remove half a ziploc baggie of glass from my face.

Do I love Scottish Broom? Yes I do! Every time I see it, I am thankful that it is so deeply rooted and stubborn!

Day 107
Settings:
ISO 200, f/2.8, ss 1/3200, 50 mm


16 comments:

hipchicagomom said...

Three cheers for Scottish Broom; and three cheers for this photo! I love the angle and DOF. :)

Kristal said...

Love this photo! Never heard of Scottish Broom but what a life saver!

Kim said...

Nice picture!

Jennifer said...

Lovely photo, wonderful story, and I, too, had never heard of Scottish broom.

Amanda said...

Wow, I cannot believe that bushes saved your life. What an awesome story and a great photo!

Denise said...

Do you ever take a bad picture?
I didn't know what a Scottish broom was and now after this photo I love them...LOL

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wow, Kara, what a story. No wonder you love it. I can't say that I've seen this in my area. Hope you have a great week.

Tracy said...

Just love this shot. Beautiful colors!

Angie Willis said...

Great post Kara. I'm so glad the broom was there for you!

Chelsea said...

Wow...I love it for it's gorgeous color, but I'm going to look at it in a whole new light now!!

Ingrid said...

I'm not sure I've ever seen it before. I'm gonna keep my eye open for it!
~ingrid

Misty said...

Beautiful photo!

Melissa said...

WOW! What an amazing story. I never like scotch broom, but I definitely will look at it differently! Glad it saved you! :)

Kristin said...

Wow Kara, what an amazing story! I have a whole new appreciation for Scottish Broom now! I'm so glad you're ok!

Flower Photography said...

WOW + Gorgeous shot I love the colours!

Catherine said...

OMG, that's quite a lifesaver indeed! I just love seeing any form of yellow--very nice!