Sunday, January 22, 2006

Trees and stone

Around the property where I now live are numerous stone ruins from the remnants of barns, sheds, cottages, and in this image, a silo. Add the many over-growing trees sprouted around them and you have a painter’s paradise, a tribute to romantics everywhere.

This week I’ll be exploring the grounds a bit more, and bringing you images which show some of the beauty in the skeletons of the trees adorning these ruins as only winter shows them to us. They bear burrs and burls, cones and conks, with plenty of mystery and allure.


  1. Bel endroit, j’adore toutes ces choses qui resurgissent du passé.
    Bonne découverte et merci de nous faire participer.

  2. looks like a fun place to grow up, i mean if you're a kid, you've got all these places to let your imagination run wild.

  3. Hi Jade,

    I love this rustic or rural scenery. So much mystery.
    I also like how you photograph your images. Its rudimentary rawness is very appealing.

  4. You're so right ultimatewriter - I'd like to think that parts of me will never grow up, and I've been enjoying daily walks, hops, skips, and jumps through this "playground" with my dogs. Just wait until you see the tunnels through the hedges!

    Gil, thank you so much! Coming from such a skilled photographer as yourself, I take that as high praise. The scenery is so much fun, I feel as though it really does all the work for me. :)

  5. hi jlb, i really look forward to seeing more of these ruins. thanks for sharing your playground with us, another jlb

  6. Greetings jlb - thanks for stopping by! I'm pleased that you're enjoying these images. Each time I go out exploring it seems that I find something new!

  7. This is sooooo cool! I have seen a lot of silos in my day but never one like this. Id like to be exploring these grounds too.

    Thanks for stopping by Veggies...Id love a swim right now too, I am a water-baby at heart!

    I am adding you to my blogroll today.

    Huggs, G

  8. Howdy Geraldine,

    I think that the silo might be my favorite part of the whole farm, second only to the trees. There is something utterly romantic and mystical about it - it's just like nothing I've ever seen before, and I love to look at it, touch the walls, imagine its history....

    You and I have something in common - I'm a water baby too! One of these days I have to hop over and pay my respects to the Atlantic. Ah, how I miss my beloved Pacific!

    Thanks for the blogroll! I totally dig your recipes!



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