Yesterday, a fellow photographer friend and I decided to take a scenic drive around the smaller towns in our area. I think we hit pay dirt. Come along to see what we did.
After weeks of rain, we had a nice sunny day with pretty fluffy, white clouds in the sky. We found this amazing house that must have been very nice in the past. It has a lot of character.
I thought it would make a great haunted looking house, and here's what I came up with...
|Picture taken and edited with my iPhone using the apps: snap seed, hipstamatic, and distressedFX.|
Maybe the person who lived in this house was some sort of washing repairman...Maytag maybe? There was another washing machine on the other side of the house.
And a very nice rain barrel.
|We would have liked to have taken this rain barrel home, but we thought better of it since there was a no trespassing sign on the fence posts. Besides, it probably has lots of bugs, and maybe snakes in it.|
Across the street was another interesting house. I liked the door most of all...love the bird and the brick at the lower, right of the door.
|I think the colors are lovely, and I have never seen a brick like this one. (lower right by the door).|
|Lots of stuff in this old house, and a very nice pot in the right wind.|
The next small town, we found this old house.
And at yet another small town, this interesting building. We visited 4 small towns...Aren't the skies gorgeous. They are that way because my friend let me borrow a polarizer. I had never used one before. They sure make the skies pop.
We found many old homes. Unfortunately, if I had to find them again, I wouldn't be able to...my friend did the navigating...I did the driving. We make a good pair.
At one of the farms, we found a pasture with some very nice horses, who quickly came to the fence to check us out. They were probably hoping for some apples, I think. They were sorely disappointed because we had none.
|Next time bring a treat...|
Our last stop was the small town of Dexter. Storm clouds were rapidly forming, and we decided we had better high tale it home.
We did not make it before a very bad thunderstorm hit. They can come up very fast in New Mexico. I dropped her off at her house, and headed for mine. There was horrible lightning, and the streets were flooded way over the curbs. I was beginning to wonder if I was going to make it home. Warren called to tell me all the electricity was off at the house, so I could not get into the garage. I got pretty soaked just from running from our driveway to the front door. We had a good day of photos though.
This morning as I was doing my dishes, I looked out the window, and loved the way the raindrops were lit by the morning light on individual blades of grass. So, I got a towel, laid it on the ground so I would not get wet, and took pictures of the grass.
|Fall is here...see the fallen leaf.|