Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekend in Black and White ~ 4-29-11

Our Front Field at Sundown
-just shy of an acre
-very rocky and uneven

its uses:
-the location of our septic system
-a “victory garden” when our the children were still at home
 (fyi...the only way to water it -use a gas pump & pump water to it from the creek)
- a 3-family “victory garden” for 2 years
-a parking lot when we had old time music gatherings
-a place to put the volleyball net for fearsome competitions
-a walking field for me, but only out around the perimeter
-a hay field for a neighbor to use yielding about six bales and two cuttings
-a tomato garden behind the tree on the right, sometimes
-a fabulous spot to fly kites
-a job for a friend - we now pay him to keep it take a heavy duty mower
-a favorite spot for the deer to run about

"Peace - that was the other name for home."
 ~Kathleen Norris
This post is linked toThe Weekend in Black and White,” The New Home for Monochrome Maniacs.


  1. Genie - this is one beautiful image.
    thank you for sharing this.

  2. Your front yard is a beautiful place!

  3. This looks beautiful in b&w and what a great contrast to the also beautiful poppy field shot!

  4. That is a lovely location and great photo.

  5. Beautiful shot and I loved reading about its various uses.

  6. I am glad to see it is not wasted!

  7. A lovely place, and the information really brings it to life.

  8. It's just beautiful. A great spot for everything.

  9. Another use: subject for fabulous photos!
    I really like this!

  10. I was gone for a few days...see I have missed some great shots...I really love this one.

  11. I wouldn't mind having bit of that field for my Victory Garden.

  12. What a beautiful picture. Just lovely.

  13. What a great photo! A memorial to all the family memories that piece of ground holds for you all... Very nice!

  14. A great B&W shot! And lucky you to have such a beautiful place to share with family, friends and neighbours;o)
    Thanks for sharing with us too;o)

    Have a nice and happy weekend****

  15. This is amazing picture! Have a nice weekend!

  16. Great shot ! This place is pure magic !!!! You are so lucky !!! Have a nice week-end !

  17. It's no wonder this place has so many fine uses... your photo just pulls me in to this lovely space.

  18. I love this photo. I just wish it was outside my back door. Fabulous texture on that shot...very nice. Are you going to frame it and put it on the wall? You must, you must!

    I like all the uses of the field...especially nice to think of the hayfield and the kites.
    David/ Houston B&W

  19. Love it, Genie! So subtle. Very relaxing! :)