Monthly Archives: October 2012

Selling Antiques at Halloween Time

To offset my last post of the antique log cabin that once was used to sell collectables and antiques, here’s a view of an establishment still operating successfully…at halloween time. It just looks like a place that says, “Please come in.” Maybe that’s why it’s still doing business!

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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in America's Past


An Antique Selling Antiques

This rebuilt and obviously renovated (red metal roof) log cabin located along a highway in Virginia was once a place to stop, look and perhaps buy antiques and collectables. Now, it’s just a vacant structure by the side of the road…an antique itself. Here are some close-up views I made as I wandered around the outside of the cabin. The grain and texture in the wood were what mainly caught my eye, especially on the original hand cut and shaped logs as well the planking used for the back door.

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Posted by on October 24, 2012 in America's Past


One of the last

Still blooming even at this late Fall date. It’s the “color” that makes this one special, plus the way the background is blurred so the flower stands out.

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Posted by on October 23, 2012 in Flowers


Mixed Colors

Some especially colorful Mums…flowers of the Fall.

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Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Flowers


“Behind” the Window Glass

Artificial flowers behind this frosted-glass window make for an interesting image. I have taken and experimented with similar images before. I like to work with different ways to create a “new look” each time I see this sort of window-frame with somewhat recognizable objects behind the glass. To see more detail of the glass itself, click the photo to enlarge it.


Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Artistic and Creative


Bottle Tree

We have a very handy neighbor who not only built this backyard utility “cabin”, but next to it he designed a colored glass “bottle tree” … a local tradition. Click the image for more details.

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Posted by on October 17, 2012 in Architecture


Old Time Barber

I saw this creative display of “old-time” barbershop memorabilia in the front window of such a shop. A good way to attract customers.

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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in America's Past


Foggy Sunrise

I wanted to post this image not so much for its uniqueness photographically, but for the the colorful look I saw as the sun was rising. It’s just an image I like.

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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Landscape



Sometimes if you locate a rustic old farm building like this, you can make some simple but often effective images that…well…just look rustic and old. Object in this case was to provide contrasting subjects such as the weathered and time-worn wooden siding (and door in the second image) along with the green vegetation in the foreground. I prefer the second photo over the first. The wispy “weed” in front with the door in the background was what I liked best.

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Posted by on October 10, 2012 in America's Past


Thirsty Cat

Our cat Lucy gets her after-breakfast drink in a non-cat way.Problem is she never turns the faucet off.

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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Animals


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