Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday Morning Adventures

This morning I had a photo shoot without people.  Sometimes that's easier but then on the other hand, it's hard to tell objects to move just a smidge this way, now back a little...  Anyway, I took the boys to the park with me and we hiked around for quite awhile.  One thing I noticed while we were walking around was just how many types of grass there are.  For example:

On the way out of the park, this house caught my eye.  I've been thinking I should photograph it before it gets torn down, so I pulled over next to it.  It was crushed during last year's storm

While we were nosing around this building, chasing rabbits, a gentleman came out of the building we'd parked in front of.  Zoom was less than thrilled that we'd been caught trespassing.  How could his mother be such a hooligan!  Instead of being angry, the gentleman chatted with me for awhile about the crushed house.  (The owner, who'd recently purchased this 160-year-old house and was renovating it, was sleeping upstairs when the dog woke him up.  Good thing he had a dog!)  This fellow, John, also told me about coming to America in 1950.  He was from the Ukraine and had served in the Russian army during WWII.  He also fought for the US during the Korean War.  We had a nice chat and I wished I could give him some pumpkin bread or something.  Maybe I will run into him again. 


Nana said...

I love all your adventures - you are always finding something special!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love your grass pictures. The one thing I've noticed about non-people pictures is that you can take as many as you like without the subject moaning, "are you done mom?" :o)

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful pictures Karen! Aren't those little impromtu meetings wonderful? Sounds like you had a nice visit with your stranger -- and hopefully Zoom wasn't too embarrassed -- that's pretty cute!

Candace said...

Oh my dear friend...I just read your previous post - i'm so glad both you and your dad are on the mend - how very scary! On the other hand, it's nice to see you out and about taking pictures, here! We find ourselves in situations just like this all the time - sometimes a conversation with a stranger can be so interesting! The top picture on the left almost looks like wheat that had turned - so beautiful!