This is a rural county. Yes, there are pockets of towns with larger populations, but by most accounts, this is farmland and buildings that have been social distancing for years outside of the boroughs and cities that surround us in other counties.
Those old, old lyrics "give me land lots of land underneath the sky above--don't fence me in" come to mind when you drive through Wyoming County. We have a mild tourist economy. Most of the people who own lake homes have had them passed down in their families and are from the region.
My husband and I are still diligently following directions and practicing social distancing and safety protocol whenever we go out (once every other week) to gather food. The entire State of Pennsylvania is under the Stay At Home advisory (happened just this week, after certain counties only were on lockdown).
Our theme this week is "wide open spaces." We live next to 100 acres of walkable land, and have our own trails on our property. I took Billie out to one of the fields that appear after walking through a trail of woods to take this first photo. Late in the day, sun setting right on her.
Since I do have PLENTY of time to do things now that we are stay-at-home people (I even cleaned out my refrigerator), I also thought I would take a past photo and improvise, creating a great wide open where none previously existed.
I like to practice photoshop techniques as much as possible, and here I used a digital background in creating the new image. I purchased these backgrounds recently from Summerana, a great source of backgrounds and other items, if you are interested.
I used two separate background snippets in the photo below, which features a DeCoverly Kennels English Setter.
To see more "wide open spaces," start with Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, then look for the link at the bottom of each blog to move on to the next until you find yourself right back here again. Enjoy!