Conner (above) is a cowboy, and not near as mean or grouchy looking as this photo! Garrett (below) is a ninja, and really getting into the role!
Just so you don't think that we're all about old, falling down houses and buildings ... enlarge this photo above to see this monstrosity of a house sitting on this prime real estate. It's one of the ugliest houses I've ever seen, very cold and unfriendly looking, more like an office building than a home. The building off to the right is their garage (which is bigger than our whole house including the attached garage).
I don't know why, but you hardly ever see silos any more, do you? Where do they put the grain nowadays?
This house above is just down the road from the other one, but much more homey looking despite it's size. More the stereotypical English manor. It's just gorgeous sitting at the back of this always green pasture with that ridge of trees behind it. I'm thinking they have a library with a huge fireplace and leather chairs, maybe a butler to serve a hot toddy on a cold evening. The view from the back of the house and on the patio must be gorgeous. The downside would be the falling leaves, but I'm sure they have someone to take care of that for them!
This was the view out our back door from the deck the other morning. Very cloudy and cold, but it was one of those surreal times when it's real early and the sound is muffled and clear at the same time, and the birds just waking up. I just stood there for several minutes, drinking in all that peace and beauty...and freezing my butt off before going inside to drink in a cup of hot coffee.
Some months back I posted a picture of an old antique/junk store down the street that has a phone number for you to call if you want to buy anything. Here it is again, but closer and with three views. I pulled in and looked, but didn't call.
Look at that old washing machine at the front post! I'm thinking I really need to just get out and look at some of this stuff even if I don't plan on buying...I have plenty of my own junk. Though it's not as cool as his junk. Hmmm. I guess I could use a few yard doodads.
If you enlarge this photo you can see some of the stuff on the porch, including an old piano on the far left.
I guess this wagon is an antique or special in some way since they have it displayed like this.
If you visit me regularly, you know that I love this type of view - panoramic.. or is it idyllic...or pastoral? Or all of the above?
Ok, I could have photo shopped this one to darken and contrast and make the colors sharper...but I forgot or picked the wrong one. One thing I've noticed is that we don't get a lot of reds except in trees planted in peoples yards, like red maples.
The photo above occurred on Halloween. It was supposed to be cloudy and possibly even rain, but all of a sudden at sunset the clouds parted and we were treated to this incredible sight. These houses are directly across the street from us, so there was no way I could get the shot without them in it. What a sight to behold...and to top it off, there soon appeared a rainbow (which my camera didn't pick up)! Kind of like the golden ridge was the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Ok, I think I have it out of my system now, the photo posting. I know Fall is pretty much the same everywhere, and there have been some lovely photos posted elsewhere of other areas of our country, but I appreciate that I just have to step out our front door. Thanks for stopping by to enjoy the wonders of the wayside in my neck of the woods!