I could not get a good shot of this sycamore tree...we found it at the new DNR property we found a week or two ago. If you could see this tree in person your first impression would be that it is massive. If I were standing back far enough to get it all in the photo, there were too many other trees in front of it till the trunk could not be seen. I even had a hard time finding this view of it. I thought I would show it anyway. I used to not like sycamore trees at all, and am not sure when it happened, but I just love them now.
First, a shot of a fence post. You can see my Barn Charm entry in the background....I love these old concrete fence posts. They have a feel of permanence about them...you know whoever once owned the place, planned on being there a while.
How about a little change of weather...it is the schoolhouse from Billie Creek village. This shot was taken in 1995... and here you have probably my favorite....
it is not a great photograph technically but I think it wins in mood. I ran to the strip pits late last night...got there just before the sun went down...I happened to look in my rear view mirror and saw the electric fence lines reflecting the last of the sun's rays. I stopped and hopped out and shot a couple shots. This is straight towards the sun....
Just thought I would show two or three images from the inside of the building I posted in my last post. How would you like for electrical wires to still be run on insulators like the above. I did not have the nerve to even step on the steps.... Weathered wood everywhere you looked...
Last week on our little drive, since we were in Terre Haute, we drove on south. And though we didn't think it far to the Wabash river, we also took a turn and went west. Much to our surprise, we found a new to us DNR property....Fairbanks Landing. This barn was at one of the sites. I just had to stop and take a few shots. As usual it was the middle of the day with bright sunlight.
It is well on the way to falling down.
But can't you just imagine it as the center of a big farm....
How I would love to know who built it, what all it was used for, how long it has been standing. The stories it could tell are endless. I have other shots of a couple other buildings that I will show in later posts.
This is my weekly entry to Tricia's Barn Charm meme.
I think I have posted a photo similar to the top photo before, but always before when I have photographed it, it has been in poorer lighting. So the other day when I was leaving Green Valley where I went fishing, I paused to take a new photo. I don't know how many times we have passed this--I would say at the least a 15-20 times...keep in mind there is more than one way we go when we head home.
Anyway, one day I happened to glance back as we passed on by, and I saw that there was more than one old man in the tree.
First for Friday's Fences, I ran across this old shot and thought it would make a good entry.... then day before yesterday we went for a little drive and found property belonging to the DNR, and went for a walk back through the woods. This fence that is falling down was back in there. And this was just a drive by shot in our ramble...through the front windshield so not the best quality. If you want to join the fun, check out the Friday's Fences meme.
I showed Bubbie the other day, so now I am showing you his sister. She is the one that races us to bed...and wants to sleep under the cover in between us. At least when it is colder weather, and ever every now and then other times.
Another repost...but I think they will be new to many of you. I always say this little barn is 'Knock your eyes out red.' The top photo was taken early in the morn...so a bit different from the bottom. But both photos are un-altered except to resize. I hope you enjoy them.
We took Lo to the playground yesterday and she just went from one thing to another. I have a lot of other shots I am going to post over at Pics & Pieces before the night is over, but I really liked this....and I liked it with the color removed.
Just a tree all alone in the middle of a farm field. I can understand leaving them years ago, but I am surprised that they still leave them. Pleasantly surprised...they really add something to the landscape.
It's time for Friday's Fences again, and again I am using from the archives. I just simply have not been out and about to get anything new. The first one was color, but I converted it to B&W.... this one looks B&W but this is actually 'in color.' ************* I am a bit behind in blogging...had a couple things come up, then Sarah brought Lo down and left her and she spent the night the other night. In fact, she told her mom to go on home...and she did not want to go home yesterday but had to because we had an appointment we had to keep this morn.
I am going to spend the evening try to catch up with everyone....
This is a barn I have passed near many times and never really notice till a few days ago...
These are not really processed in any way other than to size down for publishing here and I think I hit the sharpen button. I like the color of this weathered wood and wonder why most barns have an overall bray appearance but some has this richer color.
It doesn't take much to imagine this as it once must have been. It is another one of those I would love to know about its other life. I bet a lot of living was done here, and a lot of parties....and don't you wonder how many kids grew up in that house. Is anyone left alive that ever lived there.
This is an old photo I ran across....I played with a little bit and really liked the effect. It has the feel of a warm late fall evening to me...or else early spring right before things start to get green. It is one I scanned in from either a slide of photo.
I was looking for some photo the other night and came across this one, taken in 2008. I first thought for barn charm, but then didn't use it for that. I needed something for Friday's fences and it fits the bill.
This one was taken Tuesday, not the first time I have taken a photo of it and every time it is a horrible time of day...but I like the fence so just sticking it in here.