Saturday, June 2, 2012

Antiques and more




This horse must enjoy a roll in the mud, it gave it a second color.


That prairie growth grows  even higher, always ready to burst out in bloom.





The thick trunked Burr Oak in the middle was dated at having started it's growth thirty years before our constitution was signed. It was called the Constitution Tree in this wonderful forest I visited.This forest is along the Missouri River , and a delight to have played in it.
Spangled Fritillary

This tiny moth didn't hold still  on this milkweed blossom for very long.


No this wagon wasn't for me, but it was just down the street from where I live. It is a reminder how much farming makes for the local economy. I wanted to stay and watch the procession, but had to chase a few more garage sales.

29 comments:

  1. I know most crave the sunshine, and often I do--but I simply adore grey days like these, the colors so dense. Beautiful!

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  2. Luv the horse picture! Very cool...

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  3. I like the old barn, we don't see any like yours here in Italy. Very interesting pictures!
    Sue.

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  4. I love pictures of old barns...something about them!

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  5. I adore your shots of old barns and buildings, perfect examples of the most interesting antiques. Your forest and bloom shots are amazing too. I'd like to see the Constitution tree some day.

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  6. Lovely shots. Thank you for sharing. Happy Saturday!
    Marissa

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  7. lovely pictures. really liked the wine cups.

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  8. I just love the pictures you share of old buildings. There is something comforting about looking at them. It will be a shame when they are no more.

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  9. I enjoy your photos each time. Being an old Iowa farm boy and still living in Iowa, I can appreciate the nature and the buildings of our state.

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  10. You got a pretty incredible shot of that moth. I'm currently reading a series of fictional books about Norwegian immigrants who homesteaded on the prairie in Dakota Territory in the 1800s. I often think of you and your prairie as I read about theirs.

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  11. Beauitful antiques and the rest of rural life.
    Costas

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  12. Great that there are few old barns still left out on the prairie. Very few are left in our prairie. Things are really in bloom along the Missouri.

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  13. Love your stroll around the old place.

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  14. Those old barns should be under preservation orders. Some of your photos could be mistaken for English countryside.

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  15. You outdid yourself with this post! Gracious, look at all those pretty pictures! LOL, I should have guessed that you would feature antique barns! Love the horse too, mud and all! And the last photo was a HOOT!

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  16. I always enjoy your photos. The tree is fabulous! Always a pleasure.

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  17. Hope you found some good deals at those garage sales, Steve. Perfect way to spend a weekend around these parts too.

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  18. Growing 30yrs BEFORE the Constitution??? WOW! Love it!
    Love the old barn as well Steve...
    Are yoou Sure that tractor wasn't for you?Hahaaaa...cool shot!
    hughugs

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    1. Even horses know the benefits of a mud pack :) That's some limo the new bride and groom had

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  19. Beautiful antiques, lovely critters and lovely scenery. Thanks Steve, have a great week.

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  20. That old car on my page was a 1939, the guy had it painted above the windscreen and I didn't notice till I enlarged it.

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  21. I love old homesteads and barns ~ just too sad that so many of them now stand empty.

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  22. Fun! Love the old barn and the dirt horse !

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  23. Wonderful images. It's amazing what YOU find while chasing down garage sales. That's one of my favourite Saturday morning activities too. :)

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  24. Love the rolling hills... so pretty! And I've seen a couple of those butterflies here as well.

    PS -- I think I agree with you on the bird photo today -- but that's okay, I've never seen a female bluebird either! :)

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  25. The peeling red barn and the mud horse - wonderful!

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  26. Thanks for stopping by Chubby Chatterbox and for taking time to leave a comment. I'm enjoying your blog--beautiful photographs and commentary about a part of the country I wish I knew better. I know I'll be back for more visits. I hope you'll visit me again. If you do, I hope you'll take a moment to press the join button and I'll return the compliment. I look forward to hearing from you again. Take care.

    Chubby Chatterbox

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  27. Oh the photos are so pretty! I agree the rolling hills are awesome!

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