This is a follow-up to the previous post. The Midwest is filled with very flat farmland as shown in the previous post and gentle rolling hills as shown here. As our old barns are disappearing, our scenic landscape is changing. Regardless, driving through our picturesque Midwest is a way to experience spacious farmlands, old structuresContinue reading “Old Barn”
If you are traveling by by car for vacation this summer, this may be a scene you see repeatedly on the highway. Our Midwest can be a place of beauty with interesting scenes around every corner. Be sure to visit: Rural Missouri for more scenes like this. Click on the photo for purchase options.
The last couple of posts have been about barns, so I thought I would post one of my favorite barn photos. This is on Interstate 39 just north of Bloomington, Illinois. As I was driving on 39, I kept seeing these interesting barns and finally pulled over to photograph one. The sky and clouds wereContinue reading “Wheatfield”
Simplistic structures like this make great subjects. A simple barn on the side of the road. I have to admit that that I use special software to make it look like a painting. I think I used a Van Gogh effect giving it that swirly brush look.
Our County has some beautiful areas, even during the winter. This is some farmland in the Northwestern part of St. Louis County. Beyond the trees in the Missouri River and yet another spectacular overlook. Click on the photo for a larger version and options to purchase a copy.
A rural scene in St. Charles County. This area along the Mississippi River is lined with duck clubs where avid hunters come out in the Fall to try their hand at bagging a few Mallards. Here the hunter is arranging his decoys. Notice his blind is right in hes back yard.
One of many old barns in Door County. For photographers, there are great lighthouse, seaside and roadside attractions to photograph. The interior of Door County is dotted with scenic farms that make great subjects. This old barn is in front of a sunflower field which makes it more interesting. If you are in the areaContinue reading “Old Barn”
Early fall seems to be a good time to find Sunflowers in Door County. This is a field at the Wood Orchard Market in Egg Harbor. The market is busy with all kinds of home made food and other things.
I live in St. Louis Missouri where the hot summers and humidity take a toll on plants. Traveling “Up North”: Northern Wisconsin, Door County and Northern Michigan, the grass turns greener and the flowers brighter. The cooler, moderate climate in these areas make everything come to life. These areas are full for flowers and everyContinue reading “Black-Eyed Susans”
This is a pottery shop in an old barn in Door County. In fact, it is spread through this barn and a number of sheds on this old farm site. My wife likes to come here and shop while I walk around photographing the grounds. The owner makes her own pottery and displays everything inContinue reading “Off The Wheel Pottery”