From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Gloomy day photos

Life in Christian County, Kentucky... The Rural Life... More About Trees and Plants...



This is just a mossy bank in the woods. Most of the leaves on the ground are sugar maples along with a few oak leaves of various sorts. If you ever have a chance, you should take off your shoes and walk on moss. It is wonderfully soft and dense, like living velvet. I recommend waiting until warmer weather, though.

I took the photo below from the car window. This little stream is running a bit higher than usual because of the rain. The tufts of grass on the fence (at the center bottom of the photo) were left sometime when the stream was running much higher than it was today. The whitish tree trunk with brown splotches at right is a sycamore. They love to grow by the water.

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