Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Series of Shots.......


It isn't such a beautiful neighborhood.  The abundance of trees cover up a lot of the problems, but that is only when there are leaves on the trees.  My house is a one and half story farm house.  It was at  first a farmhouse in the town of farmhouses and the owner of the house owned two may three blocks of the town.  As time went on the parts of the land were sold and of course the houses were being built on the lots that they sold.

We have small ranches, one and a half story box shaped houses with porches and then there are a few later ones that are bungalows.   As the houses filled in, there are mixtures of all of these house standing.

The newest part of our area have two ranch houses that were probably built in the early 1960's.  They were built by the same carpenter.  Following down the road is where the tornado removed many houses and they are now all mostly new ranches.  The majority of them are the factory built type home with added garages and bump outs.


Here is the same scene as viewed out of my dining room window. It is better view in the spring than with this winter look.


Here is another shot with more snow on the ground.  We ended up with about 5 or 6 inches of snow on the ground.

I am today an English teacher to English speaking students and one foreign exchange student. It will be an interesting day of the students reading from the book The Lord of the Flies.  They get assigned sections to read and discussion follows.  Other classes are writing essays over a movie they had seen about the Columbine High School tragedy.  One lone class is a mass media class that is discussing the second side of Citizen Kane.  I don't know anything about the second side of this Kane so the students will have to explain it to me.

A milder snow is coming late tonight or on Tuesday.  We are having warm weather right now for winter in Iowa.  Thanks for stopping by today. Take care.

1 comment:

Far Side of Fifty said...

I see your new Grandson has a fine name! I hope all is going well for the new family! You got some snow..all the old farmhouses around here are disappearing one by one. I love old houses:)