Yesterday we were very happy dirt-road travelers, Julie and I. Michigan has been very gray and rainy since early spring so we haven’t had many outings and when we went out we weren’t happy travelers. Yesterday was absolutely perfect after a few nasty, stormy days.
We pulled off the road because I wanted a photo of a hay field that was in the process of being mowed. We had arrived at US-12 were there are a few commercial buildings so we lingered a while. This two-lane truck route goes between Detroit and Chicago, kind of like a service road to I-94 that goes through lots of small towns. It was originally called the Sauk Trail and later the Detriot-Chicago Turnpike. We were at the small community of Somerset Center and these photos of windows are of a building that was built and run as a general store, post office, and social meeting place since 1871. Well, until it became an antique store.
On our weekly photo safari last week we found a couple of barns that interested us. The lone milk can was what first attracted, but the beautiful architecture was what really stole my heart. And of course windows always seem to hold secrets (past and present) that I can’t explore.
Photography has required that I focus on what I find beautiful and interesting out of all there is to see in the world. I’m intrigued by why certain things appeal to me enough to want to capture them to share with others, to maybe tell you the story of who I am.
Friend Julie and I can make a stop because something catches our eye but when we are finished wandering around and snapping our shutters, we have very different images. She surprises me with her posts because I remember where her photographs were taken, but what she focused on and how she did the post-processing results in very different images than mine. That makes life fun!
Looking into a fishing boat in Port Lavaca, Texas – on the Gulf Of Mexico.
Looking into windows is much more interesting if there is something to see.
I’m retired so I don’t have to answer to the calendar’s schedule. Here is my Thursday’s post on Friday – how sweet it is!
Taken at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio