Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Black and White

I've taken quite a few pictures of this field during different times of the year because I'm fascinated by the few little trees that sit there in the middle.  I like the view best when the crops are harvested because it makes them look so lonely and desolate out there all alone.  Once upon a time there were many, many more thickets and small woods here in the delta, but the greed of the lumber industry and the farmers has cleared them all away.  It's so sad.

 You can click to make any of these photos a little larger if you'd like.
I remember the old barn at Grandma and Grandpa's house; it was a lot like this one. I can recall  the dank, dusty, darkness of it when you first entered in out of the sunshine.  The groaning and creaking sounds it made when the wind was blowing outside.  I remember climbing up into the loft although we were forbidden for fear we'd fall though in some places. And who can forget the acidic smell of the lime sprinkled potatoes stored in the old corn cribs during the Winter.  Grandpa kept so many great treasures on his work bench.

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

I like the starkness of the images in black and white too. Good going!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice pictures and story to go with them.I hate to see trees getting taken away.

Anonymous said...

Love your photos....
Diane

Virginia Gal said...

From your previous posts, looks like you had a bountiful Christmas - full of family and fun!

Happy new year!

Donna said...

LOVE that old barn shot!!! I also remember the "smells"...
hughugs

Jeanette said...

LOVE black and white photos. These are great, Brenda!!

Sally said...

Great shots, Ms Brenda. Love the barn; brings back a lot of memories. Your header is cute!! :)

Paxie said...

Love, but I bet there's critters in that old barn, especially big spiders!

SOUL said...

love the barn shot too -- makes me remember bein young and 'trapped' up in the loft of ours--- i heard the cows stompin on the ground below -- and i just KNEW they were comin up the stairs to get me ! shuddup-- it was traumatic!
:))
happy friday !

Donna said...

Beautiful! I love old barns too. It looks like you did some gentle posterization on that one for additional texture! Sweet...

bichonpawz said...

Great looking black and whites and some great memories to go along!!

Janice said...

I love that old barn...well I love just about every old barn! If those walls could talk, oh the stories and history they could tell. Is there "doodle bugs" in the barn? Granddaddy's barn had a dirt floor, and I was always fascinated with looking for doodle bugs!