Friday, June 27, 2008

Artsy fartsy






Recent images. I feel like I should call them vanishing images since stuff like this is disappearing from rural America.

-dana

20 comments:

susan said...

what neat photos! i love the broken window one. when we drove down to green bay we past many, what seemed like abandoned farms...old, falling apart barns and silos...or maybe they just moved bit farther away from the highway. one can only hope

Chickenbells said...

It's true...they're starting to not be around every corner, aren't they? They are also a lovely homage to your good photographic eye!

Amy said...

love your pictures! thanks for sharing =)

Tine said...

I suppose it's the kind of thing most people like to see, as long as it is not on their own property ;-) At least that's how it is here in Denmark! I love the photos!

Rhonda Jean said...

What lovely photos. Are they tombstomes in the first photo? Great work!

Helz said...

Lovely to see these images of Rural America captured by a Storyteller's eye...

Regina said...

Just wonderful photos - thanks so much for sharing them, and for capturing them forever.

Renna said...

Sad, but true.

They are beautiful images.

sarah, rsm said...

Hey Fartsy, I like your artsy! I was just recalling with Tipper (over an 8 oz. bottle of "pop"/"coke" via cyberspace!) the waterwheel mill my grandma used to take us to every summer. It now sits in the middle of a state park that was named after it and still runs from the current of the spring it sits on. If we can't pass on the tradition itself, we can at least pass on the knowledge of the tradition ~ as my grandma did to me and you are doing with your girls. Maybe that's what it means to say "we're doing the best we can do with what we have"?

Pony Girl said...

I agree...thanks for sharing these pleasant reminders.
Goodness, the chirping bird sound effects about gave me a heart attack, lol! ;)

amy said...

such beautiful photos!

ancient one said...

Thank you for saving some of this in photos.. My husband sends me to take pictures of things that will soon be gone.. old tobacco barns..old carts, log buildings ..old houses .. old stores ..etc.. mine are just photos... your's are definitely ART!!

whitestone said...

Ahhh, Nice Photos. Thanks for posting them here for us to see.

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

How funny i just saw the most beautiful old barn the other day and was dying to stop and takes pic for the same reason! Great captures!

The quilt giveaway, well your last giveaway just inspired me that much! Can't wait to see your next one! And remember to enter mine!

Jacquie said...

Simply lovely! Definitely artsy fartsy!!!

Jessica said...

These photos are beautiful. Simply beautiful. I love rural America...I drive around with camera in hand and pull over at a moment's notice to photograph images like this.

Amy said...

What beautiful photography! My favorite is the window. Just beautiful.

Rachael Rabbit said...

I simply love these photos!

Jean said...

lovely and sad but true....

The Mommy said...

I really need to learn how to take better pictures. Can you even take decent pictures with a digital camera? Who knows...