Sunday, October 31, 2010

New life in an old world

It has been so windy this last week, my little dog,Lily, just floats on the breeze.







My current prairie tales are all in a time when many towns were just starting to build. Some started out as others slowly dissolved away. A popular area in a county seat is the square, a ring of some of the original buildings that made this piece of prairie a town.




A little Halloween looking since it is the last day of October. This place is on the square where you can get some ink placed deep in your skin. I liked the name since I have a bit of mischief in me most of the time.



The original owners name and date built were often put on these prairie castles.




















18 comments:

  1. WONDERFUL WALK with your little swift doggy Lily....flying over the grass!!!!

    Very beautiful this lovely architecture; photographed so lovely!!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  2. some grerat pictures..we lose so much when we let the past drift away..I love seeing stuff preserved

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  3. Fly Lily fly :)
    What a lovely town. I just love the older architecture. To me it has so much more style and character than things they build today.

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  4. Lily is absolutely adorable! and tiny! Looks like a great place to play!

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  5. I love the false store fronts, the colorful leaves, your shadow taking the picture of the quiet lake. But most of all... I, too, enjoyed the picture of your little dog flying through the air! Methinks doggie-dear has a bit of mischief in her too! :D

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  6. Hello,

    Thank you for visiting my blog the other day. Nice photos. I am always looking to meet new people with an interest in photography. I have also started a photography blog at http://www.judysphotogallery.blogspot.com. When you get a moment, hop on over and enjoy the view!

    Blessings,
    Judy

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  7. Thank you for letting me trail along on this walk today.Lily seems to enjoy it as well..and who wouldn't?Beautiful colors and buildings and a place called Skullguggery...Perfect!Warmest Regards,Cat

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  8. Wonderful photos! Lily is as beautiful as your photos!

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  9. Lovely tour and so truly becoming Autumn around your place.

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  10. very cute little dog!! beautiful photos!!

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  11. The building fronts are wonderful, Steve. During our recent Maine road trip we made it a point to stop in every small town we came across, many were former mill towns or shipbuilding centers. There were many of examples of fine architecture especially in Masonic Halls, Oddfellows lodges and magnificent city hall structures. Thanks for showing off an important part of Americana. And, the autumn photos were lovely too and Lily was having a grand time we could see.

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  12. I have fun getting the dog to run when she is far away to get these action shots, this was a second floater shot. She is fun to have, and at 4 lbs easy to travel with. Gives me someone to talk to when playing.This little town is Albia, Iowa, a nice stopover to eat when I am coming and going to a lake nearby.It is nice to see these downtown areas kept alive.I often just like to walk around and explore when in a new area.

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  13. I enlarged the photo of Lily to see her lovely flying. She looks as happy as can be!

    When I saw the leaf on the water, I thought it was awesome, then I saw your other photos, and each was as wonderful as the others.

    I want to check to see if our city ever had a town square. We have some beautiful old buildings like the ones you photographed. They are getting ready to build a modern looking event center in the heart of a historic area. A lot of people aren't happy about it, but it's in the works.

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  14. Great pictures! Love the fall leaves.

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  15. beautiful buildings, it's amazing the detail and care some of them were built with. You're little dog is so sweet. awesome collection of fall photos.

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  16. Your little Lily is very pretty! Your photography is amazing.I love your prairie tales. Have a great week!

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  17. those building are awesome. great architecture.

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