Thursday, December 23, 2010

Old and New

My husband and I drove a couple hours away to attend his aunt's funeral today.  The time flew by for me, as I snapped over 500 photos there and back.  I told Larry I should know better, but I've had some happy accidents when some of the photos have turned out OK.  He said that's good, considering that the best photos are taken using a tripod.  LOL

There was a 50% chance of snow today.  They thought it would start a little north of our destination.  It was so cloudy both ways, that you couldn't even see the clouds, but we only saw a couple minutes of snow trying to fall.  To see skies from all over the world, click on the SkyWatch Friday link in the side bar.

I was able to get a photo of the farm vehicle in front of us alone, but liked the contrast of the other cars with it, even though the quality of the photo isn't the best.

 I have always loved Saint Edward, even though we rarely go there.  I remember going there more often about 25 years ago, when our kids were small.  The town has a good feel to me.  A number of years ago, one of Larry's cousins and I went on a garden tour, and I'm pretty sure this property was one of those we saw.  I love the look of the house.

Larry's grandpa, then uncle, and now cousin run this newspaper.  She actually does different kinds of printing here, and does the newspaper in a near by town.

On the way home, the sun came out for awhile, enough for some clouds to be visible instead of the straight gray.

I took a bunch of photos of trains because our grandson loves trains right now.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  1. Hi Sue...I love the look of that house too. And the shot of the train. Enjoyed the tour!

    Merry Christmas to you! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead!

    Kanak (from my new blog)

  2. Beautiful Sky Watch posting!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 24

  3. Thanks for the pictures from your part of the country. Old buildings are really neat.

    Have a Merry Christmas Sue and a great 2011.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  4. Hi Sue, I always like the look of the country towns, as I have lived for many years in the country between two towns. Sometimes they look prosperous and happy, sometimes a bit seedy at the seams but still cherished. It makes me sad to see boarded up dwellings like a piece of it dying,the fabric of rural life decaying. It happens here too in more remote area as these towns are so much connected to the farming community. As more and more smaller farms are pushed out and the land taken over by a few corporations. Liked your impressions very much. We had a very rainy Christmas, hope you were not snowed in.

  5. Thanks for the nice comments. Titnia's use of the word, "seedy" does apply to some of the buildings I got photos of. It's kind of like finding beauty in flowers that are past their prime. I hope we continue to have family farms in our country.

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