Foto Friday – May 20, 2011

Foto Friday is a feature on Get Busy Livin’ and will run regularly, you guessed it,  every Friday.  This will be my opportunity to display some of my photography, as well as a short story to go with the photograph.

Today’s photo comes from one of my journeys back to central Minnesota and my grandparents house.  Situated on 38 acres of land, it is the ultimate in peace and solitude.  At any given time during the spring or fall, you can see deer out on the tree line.  Birds happily come and eat off of one of their many bird feeders positioned right out front of their kitchen window.  You truly feel one with nature, even on those mornings you wake up to a frost covered meadow, complete with a bent over bird feeder that a bear got ahold of last night.

Juliet and I ventured back for her first trip to Minnesota in September, 2008.  At the time, her first prolonged stay in the “cold”, when during the early morning it was a crisp 35 degrees outside.

Minnesota is a gorgeous place during the fall, when all of the trees are preparing for winter, a handful of trees changing colors and dropping their leaves, and weather that is cool during the day and a little bite in the air at night.  This photo is one of my grandma’s old wagon wheels that she has used throughout the years in her previous homes as decoration in her yard and garden.  Today it stands as the marker for the garage and driveway during the winter, but provides some great contrast in colors with the surrounding foliage during the fall.

Camera – Canon EOS Rebel XT | Lens – Tamron 11-17mm | Exposure –  1/200 – F/10

Does anyone have any special photos or stories from their grandparents?  Would love to hear them in the comments below!

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  • Elle

    What a really great shot! One night I sat down and had dinner with my great-grandmother. She pulled out her passport and began sharing stories about her travels. Every page in her passport was loaded with stamps. That night I promised myself I would leave the country at least once a year and experience the world for myself. So far, I’ve fulfilled that promise.

    • Thanks for the comment and story Elle… I do appreciate it.

      That is awesome that you have been able to get out of the country and explore every year like you want.  That was actually the same resolution that I made this year is to use the passport at least once a year.

    • Thanks for the comment and story Elle… I do appreciate it.

      That is awesome that you have been able to get out of the country and explore every year like you want.  That was actually the same resolution that I made this year is to use the passport at least once a year.