I show this barn every winter...I look at these photos several times a year and love it every single time I look at it. They were taken in the winter of 1978-79. They are scans of an B&W photos. This barn was basically in our front yard. Roger and I lived in the little house that belonged with this barn. It has burned down since then, but was and always will be my favorite place on this earth.
While I was at it, I figured I might as well show the full view of the header photo...if you look real close out on past the right, you can see dried cornstalks. That whole area there was our garden when we lived there.
When I started putting presents under the tree, I made sure and leave a space back under it for Bubbie. I call it his man-cave, but he does not like it as much as he did before the presents were there.
This is a barn we pass on the way to Nashville, Indiana. It is on past Spencer, Indiana on 46. The road is busy, so I have to shoot out my window. This time I actually rolled the window down...so far, I think this is my most successful shot of the old barn.
Go ahead...click the get a bigger view. Can you feel the cold? We ventured out for a little drive today...side roads were nothing but ice. We did have a little adventure with that. Otherwise, it took me forever to warm up after we got home.
Roger's air tank ran out a while back, and we just went last month and he exchanged it for a full one. I cannot believe it was in October that we did that...but went and checked the date again just to make sure. Time sure is flying.
Anyway, while we were there this truck pulled in with all these tanks. I thought they made an interesting photo.
Not sure when I took this...I would love to know the history of this barn. I wonder if it has ever held tobacco, or was it only for holding hay and maybe the tractor. You know it holds a lot of memories for someone.
This barn is just a few minutes from town...we pass it quite often. Another one where it is a busy road, so this is a slow down a little bit shot since there is no place to really pull off. It is a small barn. What I really love is the big old sycamore beyond it.
We passed this the other day...there was something about the round wheels I liked. I am not really sure why they made the picture appealing to me. Also, I am not sure how this is going to look on your computers. I have messed with it and had it every which way. The original just was not good. I finally gave up and settled for this.
The area surrounding Arthur, Illinois is occupied by a lot of Amish. There are always buggies to be seen.We have drove around on the back roads of that area, and while there seems to be more houses without electricity than with, there is always traffic flying up and down the roads. It makes it hard to get pictures of the farms or horses or clothes hanging on the lines.
I just cannot resist posting fall photos...not that I have taken that many.
So many beautiful leaves....and so little time to photograph them in.
We were to Sarah's this weekend....I will be catching up with everyone sometime tomorrow. I will be posting some pics of Lo over at Pics & Pieces here shortly. You will get a chuckle from them... Sarah sent them to me tonight.
We pass this pond on the way to and from seeing Sarah....I have wanted to stop and take a picture forever. It is on a narrow road...if I have time to stop, invariably there will be someone behind us and there is no room to pull off the road. Coming home today, I finally had the chance to snap a couple...
This is not the greatest picture, but it should have been. I LOVE how the morning glories are so thick on the post and are reaching out along the fence.
I have had a love/hate relationship in my life Mom always grew them at one end of the porch. Always loved them there.
But they were the bane of our existence otherwise. They were in the garden, in the corn, in the tobacco. They grew any and everywhere with no effort at all. Always had to try to keep them hoed out of the garden and tobacco...always having to stoop and pull those up that were too close to the actual plant to risk using a hoe...though I have used a hoe and ended up cutting down a plant now and again.
There is just something about the leaves hanging down on this hibiscus plant...I don't know just what it is but I like it. Even if they aren't yellow or orange or red....or some other bright autumn color.
During the Covered Bridge Festival, there is a flea market that opens up at Veedersburg, Indiana. We ran up there Sunday after noon...this was one of two old planes I saw. BTW, the price on it was $150.
We passed this yesterday....I have tried to capture it before but never have too much success. It is on the highway. So far we have not had the opportunity to even slow down. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The roof is in really rough shape....I don't think anything would stay dry inside.