Saturday, October 09, 2010

Twilight on the Prairie


One of the shoppers steps outside at Nada Farm's Barn Sale to enjoy twilight on the prairie.

Montana claims to be the big sky country but the sky is equally big here in Illinois. The corn has just been harvested from those fields.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spinning Wheel


A spinning wheel stands covered in the corner of the loft in the old cabin at The Homeplace 1850 living history farm in Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

drying potatoes


Potatoes drying on a traditional frame at the Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

washing up


1850's still life. Washstand outside of the kitchen at the double dogtrot house, The Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky.

Monday, July 19, 2010

watermelon man


A roadside entrepreneur sets up shop in a dry and dusty parking lot.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

the tin man


Storefront display in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

Thursday, July 01, 2010



Aeromotor windmill. Originally made in Chicago, Illinois and now in Shipshewana, Indiana.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lincoln's tomb


Bronze statuary stands at each corner on the upper balcony area of Abraham Lincoln's tomb.

They depict scenes from the Civil War, represented by the navy, cavalry, artillery and infantry.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

free manure


Free manure is offered next to Yoder's food and department store in Shipshewana, Indiana.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dana-Thomas House (Frank Lloyd Wright)


The east facade of the Dana-Thomas house in Springfield, Illinois.

The intricate freize surrounds the art glass windows of the master bedroom.

Dana-Thomas House (Frank Lloyd Wright)


The dramatic east facade of the Dana Thomas House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

This house is located in Springfield, Illinois.

Friday, May 07, 2010

colorful curtains


I was fascinated by the colorful curtain peeking through the windows of a small home in rural Illinois.

signs, signs


An odd collection of signs at a turning point on the way to White Pines State Park in Oregon, Illinois.

have a seat


Adirondack chairs at White Pintes State Park in Oregon, Illinois look very inviting. The smell of pine needles permeates the air and it's very peaceful.

Friday, February 05, 2010

The Times

This is the Times theater in nearby Rockford, Illinois. It's abandoned and yes, the times they are a changing. Down the block is another theater that has been beautifully restored. It serves as a center for the performing arts.

I've made a vow to take a walking tour of this city to photograph all the interesting buildings and signs.

It was getting late and I was trying to get home before dark, so this was taken out of the car window while I was stopped at a stop light.

There are many more interesting angles to this scene and I can't wait to return when the light is more favorable.

Monday, January 18, 2010


The reward of living in a cold climate is that sometimes you wake up to a fairyland setting.

Friday, January 08, 2010


This door was once varnished and highly polished. Decay sets in, glass is broken, change is inevitable.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Terrible Beauty

There's a terrible beauty in the decay of the old farmhouses.

Wallpaper peels back revealing previous attempts at decorating.

Nature and time are archaeologists working the site.