Monday, September 24, 2012

A Weekend in the Country...

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We visited the small rural town of Preston, MN over Labor Day weekend.  And I was so inspired by some of the beautiful morning photos that I plan to do oil paintings of some of the quiet scenes.  Just like this one.  The morning mist and light was so pretty here.  


Sunset at a farm where part ot the family stayed.  We had bonfires after Sunset.  And a few beers.  And at least two beer butt chickens. 


 Graffiti art.  Sorry about the bad language.  The B word gets bandied about all too often.  Poor dogs.  


In Preston the railway has been transformed into a bike trail.  It goes for miles through the scenic country side.  




This old building was beside an old country church.  We almost didn't stop here.  We were on a very important mission to get pie at the famous Aroma Pie Shop in Whalen.


We stayed at the Trailhead Inn near this photo.  Some of the rooms are found in an old school house.  My Mother and Father in Law stayed in the Principal's Office.  Someone has to keep an eye on them!  And the old school and its large chimney are the home of a growing population of Chimney Swifts.  A big feather in Preston's cap.  But I forgot to take a photo of the chimney.  I'm not so swift I guess.









I love this photo.  It is my Mother and Father In Law on a morning walk.  We left an hour later than them and secretly crossed their path and snapped a photo.

For more rural walks and country charm visit www.aruraljournal.com


10 comments:

DJan said...

They are ALL wonderful photos, but that last one is very special, Sharon. Thanks for the great visit!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What beautiful pics - yes, especially the last one!

TexWisGirl said...

you took some gorgeous photos of the area. cool to stay in the old schoolhouse. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Sounds like a fantastic vacation and so many interesting things to see. Love that first barn shot, Sharon. Lovely!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

that last photo should definitely be framed.

Did someone say PIE????

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love the photo of that chippymonkey and all the other photos too,
love
tweedles

Mary said...

Those farm picts...of the fields are so very pretty. I love m. good work.

Pat Tillett said...

What an amazingly beautiful place. If it wasn't covered by snow for many months of the year, I could pack up and move there. It looks like the America that is long gone. Love it... thanks for the fantastic photos!

Joreina Blanco said...

I love the photos. Great work, Ms. Sharon!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your farm shots are glorious. Blessings!