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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside   49 comments


I wasn’t sure I had any photos of anything inside until I found this one taken last Christmas of one of my grandsons. Can you get inside that smile inside that toy car? I’ll be you can.

Comments are welcome.

You’re welcome to come visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other related items.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family (Modern Family)   46 comments


The modern family is many things. Herein is love, relaxation, being comfortable in each other’s presence. Yet, here is wandering off in different directions, yet still maintaining a closeness bound by something greater than what technology can provide.

Later on we all went downstairs and watched Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger, a very unusual look at my childhood hero. Still, it was very entertaining and there were some exciting CGI chase scenes. Here is family.

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B . . . Is For Barn   23 comments


Lonely and forlorn am I,
No longer used I am,
Empty except for mice
And other little critters;
But still I stand proud.

Though somewhat less
Than once I was,
Still reaching skyward,
Ready to receive
The hay in my loft
That will never come;
But still I stand proud.

Left alone and abandoned,
Still I understand
That time goes on
And so do people,
Yet I must stay;
But still I stand proud.

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Posted January 14, 2014 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remember

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Weeky Photo Challenge: Window of Surprise!   6 comments


No, the surprise wasn’t seeing me in front of him with a camera. I had just given him a piece of chocolate candy and it melted in his mouth. That was the surprise—so says his mother. And who am I to argue with a mother?

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Posted January 11, 2014 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remember, Remembering

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One (Remember)   18 comments


Need I say more?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (Sparkles)   20 comments


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The word “sparkles” rarely conjures up the majesty of the word “grand” but sometimes the image can.

Remember when you were kids, you used to look up in the clouds and imagine you were seeing ships, airplanes, bears, unicorns, and so forth? Think of “sparkles” as kind of like that.

Have you seen any of the images that come back from the Hubble space telescope? Let’s put “Sparkles” into that category. Instead of imagining different cloud formations, imagine galaxies and nebulae. Can it get any grander than that?

Skeletal Remains   8 comments


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In the central states, you see a lot of sights like this—abandoned, worn-out, rusted-out farm house, as well as barns and other out buildings. While I find them photogenic, I also look upon them with a certain sense of sadness. This particular house is in the outskirts of a small burg called Jameson, Missouri.

It’s part of America we’ll never see again, as the rush to the big cities for “jobs” has left self-suffiency pretty much behind. In its place is BigCorp, which has taken over the country and the world, as well as the job market. So now, people have to kowtow to them so they can bring in an income to feed and care for their families.

As I said, it’s a sad affair. In the words of “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch,” we read: “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, And as charming as an eel.” Substitute BigCorp for Mr. Grinch and you know how I feel.

Ready to Collapse Revisted   4 comments


Back on February 4, this year, I posted a weekly challenge, “Ready to Collapse.” You might remember it as follows:

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Early in July I was again traveling down this same road and noticed the same old barn but in a different state. I came back on July 9 and took the following photograph:

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You’ll notice the difference in color. The original was taken in the early dawn just at the sweet spot of morning when the colors appear much richer in the red department. Also, it’s due to the fact that what you see here is the roof, or what’s left of it.

I hate to see old things disappear, but sometimes, due to lack of care and upkeep, they, like human beings, just run out of gas. This poor old barn undoubtedly had much better days, but in the end, like all of life left to its own, has gone on to a better place and will soon, likely, be removed, analogous to being buried.

So far (6/9/2013), the roof remains the same.

Posted September 21, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remember, Remembering

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A Look Back in Time: May Day 1941   2 comments


For something different, I thought I’d share some photographs that came my way of a May Day Pageant in Siloam, a small town in Greene County, Georgia, May 1941.

All photographs were taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano and are courtesy of the Library of Congress. They have been altered to increase the contrast, which was very dull (i.e., dark and flat) in the originals. I also increased the sharpness slightly.

Click on the photographs to see a larger view. Enjoy!

Little Butterflies

Royalty

May Pole

Parking Lot

The Pause That Refreshes

Spoon Races

More Spoon Races

Making Stew

Making Barbecue

Chow Time

Dressing up the Food

Grandmas

In the School House

More Grandmas

All Girls Choir

More All Girls Choir

Standing Around

The Promenade

More Little Butterflies

Ummm, not sure

More Royalty

Play Acting?

More not sure

Posted May 13, 2012 by Cris in Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remember, Remembering

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