Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Final Leg Of My Photo Tour

I stopped for gas while taking my tour of the area and saw this humorous bumper sticker. If you can't read it, just click on the photo to get a full page enlargement:

Driving along a County Route near my farm I saw this farmstead and horses with old style spit rail fencing. It very much reminded me of what I once saw in Wyoming and Montana:

Another well kept, prosperous farm:

This old abandoned house is near my farm and I always wonder when I pass it who used to live there and what became of their lives:

In my mind, I sort the local homes into three categories: Farm, Woodland and Small Town. This home, of course, falls into the Woodland category:

An old barn beneath the big skies which is covered with steel sheeting. This scene, like many in the area, would look right at home on the plains of North Dakota:

Another robin's egg blue house. Blue houses and green barns are quite popular:

This home was uncommonly deluxe and I wondered if perhaps it was owned by a college professor. The area is not a Podunk jerkwater, though there is that contingent also, but is mostly full of broad minded, intelligent and even educated people. There's quite a few noted colleges nearby and rural though it is, it would be a mistake to assume that the area is backward. It's (mostly) not:

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