Country Swimming Pool
Aaaahh the holiday seasons…what’s not to love? Time off of work, lots of food and drink, spending time with family and friends – oh yeah and some time to get out and shoot. Even though it was a short amount of time, it was photo-time non-the-less. We shot our way from one holiday gather to another. We didn’t have all day, but we were in familiar territory and only ventured off the beaten path a bit.
We envisioned a vague course East from the North metro toward Rice Lake, WI. We deviated only slightly due to time constraints [you don't want to be late for dinner].
It never fails, we usually stumble upon an abandon house or even two or more; this trip was no different. Each find may not be superb one, but we always try to take a closer look anyway. This one only contained a tattered hide-a-bed sofa.
The slide off of the work-site trailer house was a great find. The pheasants were great as well. I have put on many miles in recent times and haven’t seen near the numbers I did this day.
Happy belated holidays to all. I hope they were as wonderful for you as they were for Cyndie and I (and the wieners).
The days are getting longer and the “to do” list is mounting fast. I’ve been picking away at my photos from the driftless weekend (Apr 21-22). I processed a few that were shot at and around Justin Trails B&B. I wish we would have had more time at Justin Trails to take in the entire 200+ acre property, but after the morning debacle we were running a bit behind schedule. After playing in the mud and getting cleaned up we did finally sit down and had a fabulous breakfast. The “adventurous” scrambled eggs (a must), homemade granola with a sweetened yogurt, Donna’s muffins, fruit compote and bacon were all wonderfully delicious. The granola is also for sale so you can bring a bit of your experience home with you.
After breakfast Donna gave us a tour of the barn. Her husband Don has lived there his entire life. They are in the process of renovating the structure using reclaimed lumber from the 135 acres of woodland on their property. The lower level of the barn is loaded with wood drying in stacks; the different varieties smell amazing as they are drying. They plan to have the barn project completed for Memorial weekend 2013. I can’t wait to see it.