Angie and Ben took a trip so that Ben could attend a conference. We were blessed to be allowed to take care of Joshua for the three days they were gone.
I took a vacation day on Monday and stayed with Josh. It was one of my most memorable and enjoyable days that I can remember. It was long, intense, hard work, and tiring, but I loved every minute of it. We really connected. I also understand why God’s plan is for younger people to have babies. 🙂
I had my camera set up and at arm’s reach the entire time he was here. I shot a total of 7 images. I think you understand. The greatest thrill for me was that whenever I would look at him and our eyes would meet he would give me the biggest smile. Grandpa still has some skills 🙂
Yesterday I had some work to do at our banks in Cedar Rapids. It was about 5:00 pm on my way back I caught a glimpse of this old abandoned barn on the North side of the road.
It is a marvelous building and while I do think it would lend itself to a black and white rendering I wanted to keep this first image in color to give you a flavor for the way it looked when I first saw it.
I shot a total of 70 images around this old barn. I wished I would have taken an hour or two more. It was just that interesting. I would love to have access to the wood from this old structure.
This name plate caught my eye. The lightning rods were in a sorry state but I can just imagine the crew coming out and installing them on the barn and the last thing they would have done would have been to nail this plate on the side of the barn.
Tomorrow I’ll show you some black and white images I made of different parts of this wonderful old structure.
As always, thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great day. Be careful