August 9, 2009

Small Town Snapshot Sunday #21

It's Small Town Snapshot Sunday! Read the rules and get the banners here. Be sure you include the link to your post at the bottom of this entry and also, tag your post "stss" or "small town snapshot sunday" so people can search for it and find you! THE LINKING MECHANISM IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST. PLEASE LINK TO YOUR ENTRY TODAY, NOT YOUR MAIN PAGE! Also, please be sure to link back to me so people can go check out all the other people who are playing. That's part of the fun, the small-town-hopping! If you can't get yours done exactly on Sunday, you can always backdate it!

I took these pictures quite a while ago and then lost them. I finally found them again, here they are!

This was a little homestead that was across the road from a property I was photographing for work.

I didn't get a shot of the house because what fascinated me was their garden they had just planted. It was so tidy and perfect. And I loved the tin shed and the rows of martin houses.

Those buildings in the background are old chicken houses that are not used anymore. We have many old, unused chicken houses that are no longer maintained. Some years ago the processing plant forced growers to adhere to certain standards which was great for the community in some ways because it reduced the smell of farms. Back when I was a kid you could hardly drive around with the car windows down if you were close to a poultry farm. Especially if they were growing turkeys. Those were the worst.

They had a cute little John Deere mailbox next to a ditch filled with flowers. The gravel road had grass growing up through it and you could tell it wasn't used a lot. It curved around past their farm and the trees closed in over the top of it in a massive green canopy. So peaceful.

Below are a few of the flowers that were growing wild in the ditch... little flowery weeds, some roses, brown-eyed susan and more.

I hope you're having a fabulous Sunday, wherever you are!


  1. There's nothing like a tidy garden. :)

  2. flowers live! hallelujah!

    (note: this comment coming from san antonio, where flowers do not live bc they cannot survive in an oven)

    i love the mailbox.

  3. Love your pictures. I grew up in a small town, but not quite small enough for your Small Town Snapshot. However, I do think the town my grandparents lived in will qualify. I just need to dig out some old pictures.

  4. Love your pictures but those roses are the best. Don't you just love living in a small town? It's great isn't it?

  5. Something about the mailbox I really like it


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