The south-facing slopes in our area are saturated with Balsam Root plants blooming this time of year.
According to Wikipedia, mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle. But it takes on a more significant meaning because of its use to describe circular graphic symbols of the universe in the Hindu and Buddhist religions often used as aids in meditation. I think mandala makes a good title for a collection of images centering on circular shapes. Whether you can see the universe in a sewer drain cover is up to you.
For a small town, the elevator in Muscotah seemed to be pretty well kept up and used. In so many small towns the elevators appear to be non-functional or in poor shape. But the non-functional part may be deceiving. During harvest season a lot of these seemingly dead elevators come to life as the wheat crop is brought in. Then the elevator is the busiest concern around.
There aren’t a lot of perfect geometric shapes in nature, at least on a large geologic scale. The profile of this hill comes about as close as I’ve seen to having a perfectly triangular shape–kind of like what a little kid might draw when asked to create a scene with a mountain or hill in it. Or at least that’s about the level of sophistication I had in drawing as a youngster.
An antique house with an antique photo treatment. A favorite genre of stories for me when I was a kid was anything that had to do with discovering an old mysterious house on an overgrown lot and exploring it’s secrets (generally not particularly scary or sinister secrets like they would be in stories today). So when I see a house like this it really takes me back; this one perhaps more than most because I could see through the broken window in front that it still appeared to be full of furniture which just doubles the storyline possibilities.