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Archive for May, 2011

A sweet interlude on a summer afternoon.  We spend the morning doing some chores around the house then headed off to a waterside establishment for a bit of lunch.  Since it was a holiday weekend we decided to split this delicious Orange Panna Cotta with Blueberries and Chocolate.  Did I mention it was delicious?

 

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Spiral (25/365)

Luxury seating – that’s what this spiral of steel provides as it cushions the seat of the farm tractor.   Something about the symmetry and simplicity are a bit captivating.  Just a little twist of steel tapering from top to bottom yet it provided some relief from jolting bumps for the farmer.

 

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I’m counting on my buddy Ron to identify these, as he’s the expert when it comes to knowledge of obscure and trivial facts.  Some sort of farming equipment I’m guessing, though they were now sitting alongside a driveway at Material Objects, described by the owners as an Eclectic Store of Original Objects and Furniture.  It’s full of unique and repurposed objects.  I’m not quite sure what usefulness these have in everyday decor, but they fit the theme and offered an interesting juxtaposition between manmade and nature.

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Bloom (23/365)

Sometimes I just like to capture the wonder of nature like a tree with beautiful pink flowers.  Dogwood trees like this, and the white variety, have been a long-time favorite.  I suspect it’s because they bring back memories of my childhood home.

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This door doesn’t invite any casual visitors but it drew me in (at least this far) anyway.  I found the colors and textures appealing.  I just wish the bright sunlight wasn’t creating such strong shadows.  Enlarge the image and check out the knots at the top center – do you see the little face?  It reminds me of a teddy bear.

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 Keep counting…  I found this dial on the side of an old gas pump.  I’m not sure if you selected how many gallons you wanted to pump, or if this just counted how many gallons had been pumped.  I’m guessing it’s the later option, but you’d need a few more numbers today for some of the bigger tanks you’ll find on a full size SUV.

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We visited the farm museum today and these old lures were hanging in the window of one of the small buildings on the grounds.  I desaturated it a bit with some pre-sets and tweaking in Lightroom to play up the aged look.

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