Hmmmm! How to portray my little town of Olathe, CO?? While we were coming off the Grand Mesa today, Dusty suggested that we try a panorama shot of "our" valley! Well, it IS our home!!
This is the canon that sits in the small park right in town. The thing that frustrates me, is that there is no plaque or markings telling of it's history. One can assume it's from WWI or WWII, but I'm not sure. When I go into Town Hall (to pay my water bill....LOL) this week, I shall finally make a point of asking about it! But as my Mother said several years ago while she was visiting, "Doesn't every small town need an old canon in their park??!!!"
I've always liked the look of this old, rundown "feed elevator" that belongs to our West Slope Ag-Center!
And this is the river that is only about two blocks from our house. Yes, we have to have flood insurance because of this river, though I don't think it's gone over it's banks in anyone's memory! We often take walks in the evening and James enjoys throwing rocks into the river. It's called the Uncompahgre River and we live in the Uncompahgre Valley!!
I've chosen not to include any corn this week, but wait until next week, as we're gearing up for our big corn festival!! Stay tuned!! They'll be A LOT of corn posted here next weekend!!