This is a really old one...pre-digital. It is a scanned slide. This is a place we used to go to quite often. A couple of brothers that are/were farmers owned this place...and I suppose one still does. The other one passed away a few years ago.
We used to take the kids back there....there was a creek for them to play in, a rope swing....we could build a fire either for cooking over, or just to sit by.
These are from another year...this is the only ginkgo tree I know of, and it is about 45 minutes south of us. I really wanted to go back down there this year to take pics but did not make it before the weather got bad.
This is a house that I love...I should be able to go right to it but for the life of me, I cannot think where it is. Only that it is north of us. This photo was taken at 2:01 pm on Feb 2, 2011.
This one is on the way home one hour later...what a contrast in color. Notice there are no shadows in the second shot. Both are drive by shots. On both shot I clicked 'I'm Feeling Lucky', and then went to HDRish...yes I am still using Picasa most of the time. I always slide the bars way back compared to what it pops up as.
It is hard to believe there is that much difference in color, but I assure you my original photos show the same difference. It may also do with the direction we are going.
I am sure someone out there could have made this a better photograph. It is a drive by...on our way home from Jasper-Pulaski wildlife area. It is one drive that we seldom stopped for me to take photos.
I ran into more photos of the Short-eared owls and cannot resist posting two or three more.
This one is cropped...and so is the one below.
I have been out at the strip pit area a few times this fall late of the evening and have not seen a single one. And have only seen one Northern Harrier. A few years ago, there were so many of both you would not believe it if I told you.
But I have seen several deer....this is an old photo, too. But have seen this many a time or two this fall.
Just a little note first. The road I posted prior to this post...it eventually led to the old abandoned house that was shown before the post of the road....so that road led to that house, and after the house, this barn was this barn. I don't remember exactly where they were, but do know the general area.
Also, not sure how far between the old house and this barn.
As always, I wonder what happened to the family....
I wish this image had been better, but am showing it anyway so you can see the house from another view. I bet it was a real nice house in its day. If I could find it, I would like to see what it looks like now.
Almost like vacant eyes, the windows look out on the world.