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.
In a small town where even most of the vacant lots were well mowed and trimmed, having the most improved yard is quite an accomplishment, or else it was in so much worse shape than all the other lawns to begin with it was easy to show a lot of change (sort of a regression-to-the-mean phenomenon for you statistically minded folks out there).
I don’t know a lot about the Amish faith. In fact about all I know is that some Amish don’t drive motor powered vehicles at all. Around Garnett, there are some Amish that aren’t allowed to drive cars, but they can own and drive tractors, so you see a lot of Amish driving tractors around town on errands. They aren’t allowed to drive pickup trucks either, but apparently pulling a trailer made from the back half of a pickup behind your tractor is o.k. It seems to me like that’s splitting a mighty fine religious hair, but whatever works.
Doors like this are a common sight on some grain elevators. They’re intriguing to me because they look like they open right into the bottom of one of the big storage bins. It seems like I’ve asked this question before, but what if you opened the door; do you suppose all the grain would come spilling out on the ground? Besides the pending question, I like the photo for the same reason I liked the one from Waterville, KS I posted a couple of days ago. in that case the sky mimicked the texture of the grain elevator nicely, while in this one it’s the texture of the grass that matches the elevator.
Scenic wasn’t the only place in the area south of the Badlands that looked a little worse for the wear. These trees have certainly seen better days. It looks like they sucked up a little too much alkaline water from the soil. The fence posts soaked up some of that water too but then they didn’t have as much to lose by imbibing as the trees did.