11.29.2009

Watchful Reflection

 

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I find this photo amazing in that the details of Saki in his reflection are as crisp and clear as the details on his body. Saki is quite an expressive dog. He rarely wags his tail, but his eyes themselves smile.

Pocked By Time

 

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I can’t imagine what this lawn ornament of St. Francis looked like new, it’s so pocked and worn by the weather. Yet, there’s those glass things in the bowl, untouched and shiny as new. Strange thing to see.

11.26.2009

Little Red: One Room School House

 

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The final group of photos from the pioneer village of Little Red is of the one-room school house. Even on a cloudy day, the room was bright and warm. It felt like a great place to be. I was surprised to find that the little blocks on the desk were actually hand-carved miniature buildings representing the town, laid on a hand-drawn map showing its layout. One back corner held several photos of articles and key people during the time the town was actually inhabited.

I loved visiting this local museum, and I cherish all the photos I took while there.

11.22.2009

Three Roses

 

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It was good to take my camera out today, the first time since taking all the photos of the Pioneer Village. I was surprised to see these roses still growing at a friend’s, especially since many nights have been down into the low 40’s. Their vivid color was a sight for sore eyes.

11.18.2009

11.16.2009

11.15.2009

Little Red: Welcome Home

 

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Even scantily lit, the entrance to the restored Gordon House in the pioneer village of Little Red is filled with much to greet the eye and sooth the soul.  Yet, everything is functional. Except for the clock, that is. The real time was more like 3:45 p.m.

11.11.2009

Little Red: Spinning Wheel

 

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The Wonder

 

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11.08.2009

Little Red: The Town

 

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Sitting among tall, stately trees, the historical little town sits, complete with its town garden and late fall display of flowers.

Little Red: The People

 

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The Historical Society and the Master Gardeners today held an open house of the town of Little Red.  This local museum is an entire town from the late 1800’s that they’ve worked together to restore. People from both organizations wore period clothing and “acted” their parts rather well.

11.04.2009

Sunset Reflected

 

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