Sunday, December 11, 2011

It Could Be Verse (but it isn't)

Please join me now as I fondly remember
These scenes from a day trip we took in November.


bugs bunny
We filled up for gas first, and saw something funny
This passenger looked quite a lot like Bugs Bunny





rusty fudge
We traveled along 'til we reached Garden Hill
And left food for the kitty at old Fudge's Mill




Geese through winshield
Continuing along on our one day vacation
We saw geese headed south in their flying formation




old capitol
The Capitol Theatre - a blast from the past
I treated this image with an old-fashioned cast




mail call
Top-loading mailboxes 1, 2, 3, 4
All nestled outside of this heavy, black door




peeling paint
This aged building evoked a nostalgic feeling
The paint job so old it was crackled and peeling




sixties love
Still another ahead had a sign up above
Brought me back to the 60s - the days of free love




wet windshield
Dark clouds quickly gathered and it started to rain
We knew it was time to head back home again

I hope you enjoyed this little diversion
Thanks for joining us on our mini-excursion.

58 comments:

SueAnn said...

I enjoyed your words and the photos! Beautiful, awesome photos!
Hugs
SueAnn

ADRIAN said...

I like these though I'm not seeing the first one.
Very sympathetic processing.

Brian Miller said...

nice i like the LOVE you found
The rain on the window astounds

Tabor said...

Very nice. YOu have the eye. I must be more brave at taking photos in the town.

Bob Bushell said...

I turned the first one by pressing on it and it shows Bugs Bunny, that is hilarious. The rest were old but, made me feel like its being in the past. Superb again photos.

Anvilcloud said...

Very creative.

CorvusCorax12 said...

looks like a lovely day trip

L. D. Burgus said...

Thanks for taking us along on your road trip.

messymimi said...

Very much enjoyed the mini vacation, thank you.

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the trip across the land.
The world gives us beauty when we are ready to see it! The mailboxes are my favorite!

Scott said...

Thanks for the free tour today. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

TexWisGirl said...

i was waiting for Dr Seuss to pop out at any moment! :)

DJan said...

Ah, poetry, rhyming even! And of course such wonderful pictures. It does look a bit overcase, makes for good pictures, eh? :-)

CiCi said...

I like your descriptions as well as the photos. The old buildings are great. I walk around here and admire some older buildings.

rosaria said...

Ah, a blast of new wind.

photoioannina said...

The photo with the flock of birds is impressive!

Frank Baron said...

Your blog's fun to visit, each and every time.

But no way in heck will I comment in rhyme.

Out on the prairie said...

Fun selection of words and pics.Always lovely here.

Leah J. Utas said...

Well done, Hilary.

Gillian Olson said...

Great shots, love the mailboxes.

Red said...

You prove that you can take some things that are rundown and unattractive and make a great photo of it . Nice work.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Day trips are the best, especially for photo ops. Love all the images and the verse. Nice show and tell.

Anyes said...

I always love when I get to be part of your travels, Hilary. The building with the peeling paint was my favourite.

Linda said...

Those mailboxes don't look any too secure, do they? I see that they have locks on them, but what good does that do when the lid is up? Interesting. Love Frank's comment. :)

lailani said...

Loved your buildings, loved your rhyme, love your pictures of traveling anytime!!

:)

Lisa RedWillow said...

Love the mailboxes and old windows.
Lovely Hilary. Thanks for taking me along on to such an interesting place.

yaya said...

All the pics were so good.and the verse too! I think my fav was the stacked mailboxes.

ellen abbott said...

Yer a poet.
Didja know it?

Dawn said...

Tried to choose my favorite but I love them all. ALTHOUGH...I do have a love for mailboxes! A wonderful trip!

Cloudia said...

you are sensitive to the common beauties around you. Most of us would never think to snap those shots- glad you could SEE what was there. Atmospheric and soulful - that's you all over!
(Shhh. I'm secretly hoping my Sunday sermon, er, POST might be noticed also. . .)

Thanks for beaming this light out daily!


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Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Thank YOU for sharing your trip. That last photo is divine!

Barbara Shallue said...

Great job with the verse!! I've never been good at rhyming. Loved the day trip!

christinemyoung said...

I love the complexity of the last photo. Thanks for the lovely trip :)

Daniel said...

Love the stories each photo reveals. I appreciate the step back in time; not too many small town theatres remain open today. Sad to see the peeling paint on the old building.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Cool post. Love the old theater.

spokalulu said...

Verse and verser... ;)

So glad you remembered to feed the kitty. ♥

Ruby said...

Love the geese picture!

Dianne said...

I loved this
wonderful verse and lovely photos
and some fun as well
I can almost hear Bugs calling shotgun

Mental P Mama said...

Love the "Love"!!! And the poinsettia in the foreground...

Daryl said...

I am still smiling

blueviolet said...

I so loved this! I feel like I'm missing the simple things that are so incredibly beautiful in life (like stacked mailboxes). Thank goodness you're here to make sure we don't miss it!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful versatile images, yet so reflective of the month November, with a sentimental nostalgia.;) But the first one made me smile.;))
Have a great week dear Hilary.;))
xoxo

Hilary said...

Once again I'm lagging behind
I just can't seem to find enough time
I wished to reply to each one of you
But schedules are tight and that just won't come true

I do hope to visit your wonderful blogs before very long and to resume replying individually but for now I'm going to have to give another group "THANK YOU" to all of you sweet folks who stop by to leave such kind comments. You are the BEST!

Hilary

ladyfi said...

Oh, wonderful verse and pics
You certainly know all the tricks!

LauraX said...

Hilary these are wonderful photos! The geese took my breath away...wow!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I liked the mailboxes. I'm always amazed at what I don't know - learning from photographs is a fascinating subject. Not just taking them, but take a photo of the story.

Maggie May said...

Everything was so full of character.
The mail boxes and the window frames and the words.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

these photos are beyond being beautiful!

my faves are that ruined building and the last one!

great framing, lead in lines!
beautiful!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i was referring to the aged building and not "ruined" in my previous comment.

xo

Suldog said...

Heh. Like the rhymes. You always surprise in some way (pleasantly, I should add.)

louciao said...

Yo! Hilary,
I'd say you've got the makings of a rap song on your hands here.

Trippin' in the hood, and feelin' real good; travellin' far and wide with Hilary for a guide.

photowannabe said...

Absolutely loved this mini-excursion. Great peeling paint and rainy windshield.
Well anyway, you know me...I really love them all.

Nezzy said...

I so enjoy your little excursion and the wonderful pictures to boot!

I especially love the rain stained window shot...fantabulous sweetie!

God bless ya and have yourself a magnificent day.

Please drop my for my giveaway. I'll leave the door open and the light on for ya! :o)

sage said...

The last photo is especially nice--you're right, time to head home!

Hilary said...

Thank you all so much, everyone. :)

Javier Guri said...

Great report with interesting images over time.
I love the photo of the mailbox.
Greetings.

Country Girl said...

You are a rhymin' fool, girl. And I love it.

Sandy Carlson said...

Just plain amazing. You are a marvel with your camera. I feel like I took the trip with you.