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Old Brick Building in Oconto County

Old Brick Building in Oconto County

Old Brick Building in Oconto County

An old brick building in Oconto County, WI. I believe this building was once used as the general store in a country area. Now, it is covered with rich, green ivy.

The advantage about traveling the backroads to get to additional UTV trails is that you get to see plenty of old gems.

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Inside the Old Cabins Smoky Mountain National Park

Inside the Old Cabins Smoky Mountain National Park

Inside the Old Cabins Smoky Mountain National Park

Inside the Old Cabins Smoky Mountain National Park – We ventured out into the heavy wooded areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trying to locate the old section of cabins on this visit.  Our first attempt was unsuccessful. But, we found a little help at the distillery…

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Obsession With The Rust

Obsession with the Rust - Old Rusty Farm Equipment

Obsession With The Rust

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Do you have an obsession with something? For me, my obsession is rust – something old, something rusty, something with history and a story. I find myself drawn to items that you can look at or picked up and imagine a person using. What was life like back at the time this item was used? What challenges did the people face? 

I focus on how time changes items and the steps the world has maybe made for the better, or for the worse. Depending on how one looks at the item.

Any Clue What This Is?

CLUE: Farming has always been a large part of Wisconsin’s history.
ANSWER: Manure Spreader.

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See America

See America Old Bus

See America

Traveling the country roads from one state park to another on a recent trip to Tennessee, we came upon a bus graveyard.

I could see many of the buses from the roadway and the grounds have clearly marked no trespassing. There was one place that really caught my attention, the see America bus.

We pulled over and I shot this from the road. The perfect message right here. You can see small pieces of America, one road trip at a time. For myself, life is all about adventure and I am just along for the ride.

 

 

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Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat Sturgeon Bay

Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat Sturgeon Bay

Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat Sturgeon Bay

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The Jacquelyn Nicole Tugboat docked along the bay in Sturgeon Bay. The historic Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin steel bridge and Bay Ship makes up the background of the photo.

Tugboats line the shores between the two bridges in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  You never know what tugs or large ships will be passing through. The Jacquelyn Nicole is about to embark on another venture on Lake Michigan.

 

 

 

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Mill in Cades Cove Tennessee Smoky Mountains National Park

Mill in Cades Cove Tennessee Smoky Mountains National Park

Mill in Cades Cove Tennessee Smoky Mountains National Park

Cades Cove is an isolated valley located in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The cove holds some historical buildings and an excellent place for wildlife viewing.

We went during early spring to get a jump start ahead of the crowds and tried to dodge in-between the rains to explore.

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1798 Rice Grist Mill Lake City TN

1798 Rice Grist Mill Lake City TN

1798 Rice Grist Mill Lake City TN

Rice Grist Mill Lake City TN. This 18th Century Rice Grist Mill was originally constructed in 1798 in Union County. The mill was later dismantled and rebuilt on Clear Creek in 1935, where it sits today.

The mill is a two-story log structure with a wooden water wheel. Water is channeled from the top of the wheel and pours over allowing the wheel to turn.

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Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils

Vintage Wooden Kitchen Bowl and Rolling Pin

Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils

This print was shot by setting up all the vintage wooden kitchen utensils from my kitchen. I’m a person that not only photographs antiques but has plenty of old bowls and gadgets that were passed on from generations before me.

Vintage Wooden Kitchen Utensils
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My kitchen cupboards are not made of perfectly matched bowls, plates, and utensils. I like it this way. When I pull out a certain bowl, it has a story. It has charm.




I mourn the loss of each kitchen gadget as I “lose it” over the years.  Inevitably, having and using the item brings me joy.  Losing the item is like I lost another small part of the person attached to it.  For a bit of time, I was able to hold onto that person. The day I lose the ability to use the item, is a sad day.

 

Grandmothers and great-grandmothers – the staple of their kitchens. The staples of my kitchen.  For anyone that owns a print, It becomes the staple of their kitchen too.

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SS Calumet Freighter

SS Calumet Freighter




The SS Calumet freighter is in the bulk freighter class. Bulk freighters carry unpackaged bulk cargo like grain, coal, cement, and ore.

The Calumet has an interesting past.  It was sold three times and named four, since 1973.

The SS Calumet Freighter History

Name One

The SS Calumet was built in 1973 by the American Ship Building Company in Lorain, Ohio as the William R. Roesch for the Union Commerce Bank, Ohio, and managed by Kinsman Marine Transit.

Name Two
In 1994, she was transferred to Oglebay-Norton.  She was renamed David Z. Norton, after company founder David Zadock Norton on March 31, 1995.

Name Three
In 2006, Oglebay-Norton sold its fleet of River class ships to Grand River Navigation. The Norton was renamed David Z..

Name Four
The ship was sold to Rand Logistics in 2008, being renamed Calumet, after the original Calumet, built in 1929 for US Steel, which was scrapped in 2007.

I captured her at sunset on a warm summer night.  Just as she was pulling into the Port of Green Bay, Wisconsin to offload.

 

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Hidden Treasures

Old Rusty Tractor

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What are these hidden treasures you may be asking? Old homesteads, barns, vehicles and antique gems. Places that hold stories within the walls and the equipment that reminds me of how much has changed over the past 100 years.

This tractor was one of two on an old cherry orchard property in Northern Door County was an excellent place to search for such treasures. 

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Old Farmhouse in Door County

Old Farmhouse Door County

Old Farmhouse in Door County

Last year, my daughter and I made a trip up to the hunting grounds in Southern Door County, Wisconsin to meet up with my husband and some friends of ours. The guys had obtained permission to hunt a deer herd that had become an issue on a piece of property with an old farmhouse in Door County.  The herd was liquidating the farmer’s crop fields and corn storage cribs.

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The Red Barn Made Me Do It

Red Barn in Snow Wisconsin

The Red Barn Made Me Do It

No Officer – The Barn Made Me

I pulled off on the side of a county road to take a picture of this barn in Brown County, WI. The red barn stuck out beautiful against the snow.

As I was grabbing my camera out of the back of my car an officer stopped and asked if I needed help. It was a nice gesture.

Why Were Barns Painted Red?

He asked me if I knew why most barns were painted red. I did, but really wanted to hear his version. Pretty much the same as I had heard.

 

Barns were painted by using linseed oil long ago. That gave them a reddish orange look. Some farmers added rust to the linseed oil because it helped to kill algae and prevent it from growing on their structures.

 

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Old Barn in Early Autumn

Old Barn in Early Fall

Old Barn in Early Autumn

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An old barn in early autumn colors. Absolutely love the architecture of this wooden barn. The rooftop dormers are phenomenal.

Wise Quote

“Criticism is an alluring substitute for creation, because tearing things down, unlike building them up, really is as easy as falling off a stump. It’s blissfully simple to strike a savvy, sophisticated pose by attacking someone else’s creations, but the old adage is right: Any fool can burn down a barn. Building one is something else again.”

– Martha Beck