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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Daviess County, MO Barn   2 comments


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Old barns are one of my favorite things to take photographs of. They are what made America great—albeit the farmers had something to do with it. While this barn is still in use, there are so many relics that have fallen into disrepair and many have fallen to the ground. This particular barn is in Daviess County, Missour,

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Posted October 29, 2016 by Cris in Americana, Barns, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Uncategorized

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (Flowers)   41 comments


This is the home of my dear friends in rural Iowa. In their 90s, and not getting around like they used to, yet they’re always bright with sunny dispositions. In keeping with this, they welcome their mailman with bright and sunny flowers (mailbox off screen to the left).

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Posted April 18, 2014 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections   53 comments


Thursday I went about the farm with my camera, determined to find something to take a photograph of. There wasn’t much of a photographic nature, everything wearing a coat of brown, left over from fall.

But I was determined and just started shooting away at everything that looked just a bit different. I walked around a farm pond and started taking photographs of reflections in the water, as it wasn’t otherwise very photogenic.

Imagine my surprise, when the next day the new photo challenge was Reflections. So, I uploaded my photographs to the computer and started looking through them and came across a number of these reflection ones.

And here they are. I hope you enjoy them.

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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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Finally, looking down upon a stream that borders the property.

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections   4 comments


Here are a few photos I took earlier this year while out looking for things to photograph. I hope you like them. Feel free to LIKE them. Hee. Hee.

Here’s a couple of shots of a creek a few miles away from my home. Don’t know why I took them—just playing around.

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Here’s a shot of the same creek in the opposite direction. Notice the little dinosaur sticking its head up on the left, central portion of the photograph.

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I’m a semi-fan of impressionistic art, depending on who the artist is, such as Money, I mean, Monet, Manet, Renoir, and so forth. Obviously, the impressionism here is in the reflection, not on the land . . . but I knew you knew that.

Personally, I think people went into impressionism because 1) they needed glasses and saw everything blurry and fuzzy; and/or 2) they couldn’t draw faces very well.

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Winter Fantasy   5 comments


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Ever since I moved eastward from Sacramento, California in 1970, I’ve been confronted with a yearly challenge: winter!

Winter in Sacramento can be described, at worst, as minimal:

  1. Minimally cold (mid-30s would be a cold winter).
  2. No snow (a few snowflakes once in the fifteen years I lived there).
  3. No sleet (but fog was pea-soup thick).

In Missouri, winter can be described as:

  1. Cold, although this year, so far, it has been positively delightful, compared to past winters, except for one short blizzard and one week of really cold, but not below zero, temperature.
  2. Blizzardy from time to time.
  3. Ice storms, a little less frequent than blizzards.
  4. Snow, snow, snow, although this year, except for the one short-lived blizzard, has been really nice, a virtual heat wave, comparatively.
  5. Slippery roads from time to time, made worse by having to drive on them throughout the night when they’re at their worse.
  6. Fog here too, although generally not pea-soup thick, but sometimes.

Still, there is hope beyond winter, and this winter has been particularly hopeful. So far.

(Regarding the photo: I told you I liked reflections.)

Posted January 10, 2012 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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