Killing time in small town Alabama

Archive for July, 2012

Till the Cows Come Home: Stevenson, Alabama: April 13, 2012


A cattle gate with a field & old bar in the background.Till the Cows Come Home

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Wear & Tear: Stevenson, Alabama: April 13, 2012


A metal cattle gate with chipped paint & rusted spots, small yellow wild flowers growing around it.Wear & Tear


Wild Berries: Stevenson, Alabama: June 8, 2012


Red & black wild berriesWild Berries

This was the first time I’ve used saturation in Picasa.  It really brought out the berries.


Yellow Flowers & Rusty Metal: Stevenson, Alabama: April 13, 2012


Patches of small yellow wildflowers growing around gravel & old car parts.Yellow Flowers & Rusty Metal


Third Tire’s the Charm: Stevenson, Alabama: April 22, 2012


Three old tires on the rims abandoned in a field.Third Tire’s the Charm


Left for Dead: Stevenson, Alabama: April 22, 2012


A couple of old tires still on the rims in a field.Left for Dead


Make It Work: Stevenson, Alabama: April 13, 2012


A cattle gate being hold shut with a crow bar in place of a missing latch slide.Make It Work


Metal Graveyard: Stevenson, Alabama: April 13, 2012


Junk cars semi-grown over in a field.Metal Graveyard


Butterfly Silhouette: Stevenson, Alabama: April 4, 2012


The silhouette of a large butterfly on a window looking outside on a sunny day.Butterfly Silhouette

I was initially disappointed I couldn’t get the colors of this butterfly because I was on the wrong side of the sun, but now I really like the look of the silhouette.  It put me in mind of a song from Toad the Wet Sprocket, my favorite band since high school.

He’s a wonder, he’s a little black-wing boy
Oh my daughters
He’ll fill you with joy

In time I will
Collect the world
The hearts and limbs of
Butterflies you who soar o’er
Calvary
Had you wings of
Butterflies oh father, I offer
Butterflies

“Butterflies”
Toad the Wet Sprocket (Fear, 1991)
lyrics via Poem Hunter

Behind the cut I’ve embedded a youtube video of the song. (more…)


Big Mouth: Bridgeport, Alabama: May 14, 2011


Shot from inside Russell Cave facing out.Big Mouth

One more pic of Russell Cave.  This picture & Scars were both taken the day of Russell Cave’s 50th anniversary celebration of being a national monument.