Sunday, July 27, 2008

Photo Challenge #9 - "Hangin' Out in the Hood"

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!!

8 comments:

Celeste said...

I LOVE all your shots! Looks like such a cute little town to live in -- Very rural...? I love em!

Helen said...

These are great Lenore....your valley! Hehehe...love the feeder and the canon. We don't have one of those - heheheh!

Jorinde said...

Great pictures, love those last two because they are so full of character!

Connie said...

I love the panorama shot. You live in a beautiful place.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness!! That first photo is AWESOME!! Can I come live with you? LOL...What a great small town! Love the photos! Hey I don't have a problem with your corny photos, lol...They're green and beautiful!!

Leah said...

Your town looks very beautiful!!! *sigh* Love that panoramic shot too. You know we have one of those canons parked on the grass at our local library and there is nothing of it's history either? Weird huh?

mosbarger said...

Beautiful pictures, Lenore!!!! I just knew which pic belonged to you in the collage!! Great job!!!!

evanwick said...

That panoramic shot is just my favorite.....I can't help it! Love it!!!