Posted on July 31, 2015
It rose like a keep from the ruins of an ancient castle. There was a majestic presence and a girth that made this silo a special find. Pat’s husband had told her about the location of a wooden silo, so we set out in search of this rarity. What we found was a silo nearly twice the diameter of most silos made of curved wood planks. It was hard to discern the type of wood, but Pat noted that it was probably cedar or cyprus wood to protect against rot. The silo looked like it had never been painted. This only added to the beauty. During the same excursion I photographed a few other skyward finds.
Posted on July 25, 2015
Posted on July 23, 2015
Much like my previous post on barnwood, I also find a beauty in the aging process of metal. These images are from outside of the Beach Bar, a local hangout for nearly 70 years. For me, the blending of oranges, reds, and purples that make up rust become an abstract work of art unlike anything man can make. Enjoy rust.
Posted on July 21, 2015
In just a few more generations wood barns will very likely become extinct. There are two main reasons for this. First, the cost of upkeep has become prohibitive for many farmers. To save time and money, wood is being replaced with metal or vinyl. The second reason is the value of gently aged barnwood. Barns, like the one in these pictures, are being sold for a high price mostly because of the value in the aged wood.
Pat and I share a love for these barns, perhaps because we see a beauty and majestic presence in them. It might also be because we – as we age – value the wrinkles and crinkles of time weathered things. I hope you too can see a beauty in these images.
Posted on July 18, 2015
My photoblogger friend Pat and I finally got a break in the weather. It was a gorgeous day to meander down gravel roads and a few less-traveled paved roads. These photos are all from that day of both wild flowers and some planted roadside flowers. Which one is your favorite?
Posted on July 16, 2015
Posted on July 14, 2015
Posted on July 10, 2015
Jo and I had a chance to celebrate my mom’s 83rd birthday with her in upstate New York. She lives on a large corner lot and cares for multiple flower gardens. In the Spring she has over 1200 daffodils and when they fade away dead heads them all! Here are images from her gardens.
Posted on July 4, 2015
This photo is from the Toledo Zoo; taken with a telephoto lens through the mesh surrounding the eagle. No eagles were harmed in the taking of this image of our country where all have the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.