Sunday, February 20, 2011

No Thieves ::

This sign in on the side of a building which formerly housed a local charitable organization. People would leave donations outside during weekends and off hours and, unfortunately, theft was a huge problem even though one of the local police departments was only a couple of blocks away.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Never To Run Again ::

This is an old tractor at a sod farm just down the road from where I live. Actually, there are several pieces of old equipment and I'll probably be taking some more photographs of them in the next couple of months.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Sign On The Side Of A Building ::

Unfortunately this building was torn down shortly after this photograph was taken. It's now nothing more than an empty lot.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Sign ::

A Holga photograph of a hand made sign beside the road advertising a rural barber shop.

Signs have been interesting me for a long time and I often photograph them with the little plastic fisheye lomo. Here's an example:

The owner of the acreage next to me is a beekeeper who also has begun something of an orchard in the back portion of his land. Several years will be required before the fruit trees produce, bu when I need local honey for medicinal purposes it's impossible to get more local that what I get from Hal!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Piney Woods Community Church ::

This was photographed back in January just after a significant snowfall here in north Alabama. This church began life as a wedding chapel which apparently couldn't attract enough weddings to survive!

Over the past several years I've been photographing churches,especially rural churches, generally with disappointing results, photographically speaking, but I still think that the project has merit!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Open Gate ::

ajar in front of the doors of a weathered church in Mooresville, Alabama.

Hard To Miss This Building!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Roadside Memorial ::

Found beside a creek in Camden, South Carolina:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Leon Lipscomb Grocery ::

Found in Lacey's Spring, Alabama:

I found another old country store this past weekend, but I didn't have the opportunity to photograph it. I'm hoping for some nice clear blue skies, hopefully with some white fluffy clouds, soon. The old store has been there for decades so I doubt if it'll be going away soon.