I've been home to much lately, so yesterday I just got in the car and started driving with no destination. After I left the house I decided to see if I could find a historical home I've been wanting to photography. I found it and in front of it I found this old fence. Isn't it just wonderful! I love fences that have been around for years. I love the pealing paint and lichen growing all over them. I love the cracked and broken boards. Most of all I love that gate!
The home I was looking for is called the Ten Mile House, a rare example of a largely intact rural home of the early nineteenth century. Ten Mile House is billed as the oldest brick building in Arkansas (built circa 1820). The house was commandeered by Union troops during the Civil War. It was also thought to have accommodated travelers on the Southwest Trail stagecoach line, earning it the alternative name “Stagecoach House."
I took 561 pictures yesterday in my travels. What does that say about me? I probably should think more about what and how I'm shooting and not take three or four of the same shot!! My favorite photo of the day is of this old split-rail fence and log building. It looks like it was taken in the fall, but I promise I took it yesterday. We have certain trees that don't loose their leaves until spring. They just turn brown and hang on the tree all winter.
With the civil war on my mind I decided to tour the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This flag at the top of the main staircase is a "42-Star 'Unofficial' 1890 U.S. Flag." The 42-star flag was never an official star count and only produced for eight months from November 1889 through July 4, 1890. It was hard to take this picture. It's hanging over a very large window!
I believe God puts little things in my pathway each day to delight me. Honestly, I do. I feel even though there are millions of people that God watches over, he spends time with each of us. He know what delights me. One thing in nature that delights me more than anything else is heart shapes. This heart-shape is in a huge root of a very large tree. I'm grateful for these little winks from God!
It snow this week. It was lovely to stand at the window and watch the snowflakes gently falling. The snow only last a short while and the only accumulation was a little bit on my vehicle. I've always wanted to capture a snowflake. I'll be honest, this one was only visible after much cropping and I'll never be able to print it. But, I can certainly see it and I'm quite proud of it!
Happy Friday evening to you!
I hope your weekend is wonderful!
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