This pathway leads to a yard of a lovely old farmhouse …
Among old discarded farm instruments I went walking –
Attracted to bright autumn colours then became aware –
Of the long wintry shadows that loomed dark all around me.
Paducah, Kentucky is more famous for its levy, with its flood wall mural and the Quilt Museum but the old town is still alive with it shops from Kirchhoff’s bakery through the Chocolate Factory not mention various antique shops to miss out on a visit is to miss a wonderful experience.
After a week in the United States we went up to Champagne, Illinois. I wanted to see the area I was born and my family had business in that city so off we went. Along the way we were greeted by miles and miles of farm-land. The above silos complex was only one of several that I saw – and was able to snap from a moving car!
I often found myself in a car riding through the vast country-side of “Little Egypt”, a vast area between two rivers in Southern Illinois. If you like I feel a little perplexed by the appellation thinking that the land between two rivers was Mesopotamia, so Little Babylon might be more appropriate, you would probably get the same reply from the people of the region as I did … a laconic: “Little Egypt” and that’s all she wrote.
I thought I’d pop these off for this week’s Photo Challenge hosted by Daily Prompts … dedicated to “Curves”. Just click the red link to find more photos dedicated to curves!
Spring seems to flirting with us. We have a couple of days of lovely warm weather, just right for short sleeves and sandals and then, the temps drop and snow falls on the mountains creating an icebox effect. What a fickle maid is spring! This is the courtyard as seen from the loggia at the front of my house. I used FotoSketcher to create a soft oil pastels effect for my monochrome photo.
This is how the cropped monochrome photo looked before the treatment: