Thursday, September 30, 2010

Over the Hill - Sky Watch Friday

What is over the hill?

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Harvesting Soybeans

Harvesting soy beans has begun. I hope this farmer is sitting in a dust proof cab.

Monday, September 27, 2010

In the Loft - MyWorld

I found this wonderful scene in the loft of an old barn being used as a museum. Apparently these items did not fit into the current theme. I really liked the way the natural light worked in this photo. It lit the beams in the roof as well as the old saddle and grinding wheel.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cogs of Time

As seen on an old fashion tractor driven saw mill. This demonstrates how closely parts must work together to get the job done.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Two Worlds - SkyWatch Friday

As we came over the hill we were reminded that there are two choices -which world would we want to live in. On the right, we have a modern farmer with high tech equipment and new buildings - perhaps his debt load is high. On the left, is a farmer who makes due with what he has. Which is better? Both get the same result in a totally different way. I wonder which one sleeps better at night?

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Last Row Standing

Harvest has started. This is the last row in a huge field of corn, waiting for it's chance to feed the hungry world.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Antique Tractor - MyWorld

There was an antique tractor show this weekend near Adrian. It is always fun to see the old tractors at work - sawing wood, thrashing grain and more. I have been to these shows many times, but this time I decided to try and see the tractors and events in a more artistic perspective. I'll share them with you over the next few weeks as I get them processed.
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PS5, LR3

Monday, September 13, 2010

North or South? - MyWorld

Here is another barn that we found hiding in the country on a old gravel road. We don't often see such interesting structures being built any more.

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PS5,LR3, Flypaper texture

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Freedom - Is Not Free

Today we will go to Michigan International Speedway and give blood at one of the largest blood drives in our country, in memory of all those who sacrifice to keep us free. We will stand on Union field, amongst 3000 US flags and remember the price paid for this privilege. Go in peace.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Little White Country Church - Sky Watch Friday

Our part of the state still has a number of these little white Churches still being used. Most of these church were built in the 1800's. We try to stop and take a picture of each one, so that it will go on living forever. This one was "modernized" with a handicap ramp. Probably because the population is growing older. I am glad to see that it is still being well cared for.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Garage Sale!

We found this old truck while searching off the beaten path for a garage sale. I don't know anything about this vehicle - mostly because I'm not a car/truck/tractor person - Greg is. I just thought it was nice that someone would spend the time and money to restore an old vehicle like this - so that the next generation will experience the "oldies but goodies!"
Have a good day.
PS5, LR3, Topaz Adjust

Monday, September 6, 2010

Home for the Holiday - Labor Day

What more could you ask for? A cute little home, with a white picket fence, flowers, a mail box and the flag. Have a safe holiday and enjoy the summer as it winds down.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This Old House

While traveling through an historic town on US-12 we came across this old house that had been converted into an antique shop. It was apparent that the antiques were moved in and the house was left pretty much as it was when last inhabited. What wonderful memories turquoise walls bring back!