Return to Sender

A once-modern mailbox with its red plastic flag sits on a lonely country road in rural eastern Nebraska.  Barely standing, the neglected box appears to be bowing out, facing the tough reality that its usefulness has long passed. If this mailbox could talk:  I faithfully stood my watch for almost half a century, through all kinds of … Continue reading Return to Sender

Umbrellas

This is a pretty scene, but missing a few key ingredients needed to hang it on my wall. First of all, the sky is boring, pretty, but no interest, needs a few puffy clouds.  Secondly, there is no distinct horizon line, the sky and water are almost identical in color--once again, boring, no waves or … Continue reading Umbrellas

Sticky Fingers

First birthday, life's first major mile stone.  The little guy gets a cake all to himself (I think it's called it a "smash cake"), one he can dig in to and destroy without any rules or constraints.  He gets to do everything his way.  Its his birthday, for cryin' out loud, and his first one … Continue reading Sticky Fingers

Back Breaker

Does this look familiar?  Seen other barns like this?  It seems like most every barn that I've seen of this roof design has a broken back.  Must be a design flaw, or perhaps a mis-application of the design in this climate, where heavy snows are common.  Maybe the loft is too big; i.e. a loft … Continue reading Back Breaker