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  • Ru RAL

    Ironically, rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher quality of life not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have. — Don A. Dillman said that

  • bram·​ble

    bram·​ble

      Since the beginning, Americans have raced toward the horizon: building, rebuilding and discarding. All across America we have left abandoned, like carcasses after the feast, that which only yesterday was state-of-the-art invention. — David Plowden said that  

  • Kool

    pLuNdERiNG LiVEs

      He started with homegrown tobacco and at the ripe old age of five, he was allowed to smoke in the house. When I was a young child he smoked Lucky Strike; a brand nearly forgotten now. Later I remember Pall Mall, and last of all L & M. After his heart attack and quadruple…

  • disposable

    d i Sp OS aBLE SociETy

      This old homeplace stands along a road I travel frequently and I kept telling myself I was not going to take a picture of it. The main reason is that it’s one of those old houses where the heirs have built a new house right next door and somehow I just can’t digest the…

  • t o M M Y

    t o M M Y

      image notes: film photograph, approximately 1993   Tommy wandered quite a bit, as tom cats will do, but he always came jumping over the six foot wood fence about dusk. Then, one night he didn’t.   If the pull of the outside world is strong, there is also a pull towards the human. The…

  • t i M E

    t i M E

      Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. — so beautifully worded by Hawthorne

  • g A s

    as i recall it…

      …this structure; once used as a gas station, resembles one where my parents drove away and left me while we were on a vacation when I was approximately three years old. and don’t try to tell me, “but i see they found you”, because i found them before they realized i was missing, but…

  • h E a R T s

    h E A r T s

      a vine of hearts do you see it ?     I don’t go out looking for pictures. I go out, and if something catches my eye, that’s reason enough to photograph it. — Henry Wessel said that

  • p A T i N A

    p A T i N A

      The taint of age can be very beautiful. The wreckage of man-made objects is something more beautiful than the new. Rust and weathering adds a patina of elegant gorp. — Brett Weston said that

  • old dairy

    bREadbAsKEt

      the structure on the right is an old milk parlor for milking cows, but now the farm serves only two purposes. the owner rents the house to one person and the land to another who bales the hay. when i was growing up, i frequently heard America referred to as the breadbasket of the…

  • out of place

    ouT of pLAcE

      yes, it is a crude pipe in a soft, grassy field out of place for certain. sometimes people are totally out of place.   “I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.” — Thomas Jefferson, the…