It’s Got Nice Bones

Farmhouse Rural Cottonwood County

Farmhouse Rural Cottonwood County

I’ve taken a few photos of this house and really like the style of it.  I think it could have been quite nice in it’s day.  In fact it could look stunning redone with cedar shake shingles and a new exterior and paint.  I’m sure it’s been open to the elements so long though that there is no point.  It would need a complete rebuild.

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Still Waiting

DSCF4190Still waiting for Spring to arrive and green things up so I can capture scenes like this traditional red barn.

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Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape Carver County MN

Winter Landscape Carver County MN

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Westbrook Farmers Elevator

Westbrook Farmers Elevator

October 2011

A going concern since the late 1800’s or early 1900’s it finally succumbed to the times and closed it’s doors in the early part of the 21st century.  Over the years I think a couple of primary reasons for closing the doors were the loss of the railroad that ran beside the elevator and the availability of semi trucks to easily haul the grain a little further to a an elevator that was thriving – which usually meant one situated next to a rail line.

I’m not sure how many we’re employed here when it was thriving, but regardless, any job loss in a small town is felt.  Westbrook Farmer’s Elevator, you will be missed.

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Old Country School

Old Country School in rural McLeod County.

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Small Town Baseball

Small Town Baseball

Small Town Baseball

A baseball field in a the small town of Young America awaits the spring thaw as players once again will take to the fields and provide entertainment and enjoyment as locals cheer on their ballers.

Young America is a small town of around 3500 people in Carver County.   Baseball is a wonderful community sport.  There are ample opportunities for folks to come out and watch because of the large number of games.  Local rivalries add color and fun to the event.  It’s a great way to spend a summer day or evening.

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Afternoon Sun on the Farmhouse

Afternoon autumn sun filters through the trees to warm the house.

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