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I am usually typing on a computer most of the day, but today I am trying my hand at a new project: My 2011 365-Day Photo Journey. I gained a love for photography when I was required to take a fine arts class for college--I chose photography. The course required a lot of work--Professor Loehr saw to that--but it opened my eyes to a new world. It's been many years since I took that class and I don't know how much I actually remember, but following Laura Delagal's 365 Photo Journey and watching my niece's love for taking pictures has peeked my interested in photography again. Although I don't have a professional camera, I did receive a really nice Sony digital (point-and-shoot) camera from my sweetie for Christmas this year. Going through some difficult times in my life, I thought that undertaking my own 365-day photo journey might be a way to relieve a little stress and have some fun with my new toy. Through this journey I will capture some of life's joy and its pain, but I will also be able to refocus the lens of my life on the many wonderful things that God has created. Well, here goes. Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 30 - 1/30/2011

I drove up to the country this weekend to visit my boyfriend.  I had hope this would be a nice relaxing weekend, but that wasn't exactly the case.  We did get to get out and explore the country side a bit, and I took some cool photos.  However, Saturday evening became long and stressful due to a family situation with my mother.  Thankfully, all is now resolved, and I am finally posting my weekend pics.

We rode down Hwy 34 to where one of our fellow 365ers lives, but we didn't make it as far as her house.  Sorry, Laura!  I had hoped to stop by to say hi, but we were running late by the time we got to Leroy.  So, I snapped a few shots of the old Leroy US Post Office then moved on down the road.  I took a few more photos before we headed off to dinner at one of my favorate spots to eat when I'm the area--The Harbor Restaurant in Gilbertown.  My sweetie and I love their fried catfish.  The catfish was a little off that night, but still good eating.  Anyway, I stopped along the way and took some more photos.  There are so many beautiful and quaint churches, old barns, etc., along the road, not to mention just some beautiful scenary.  It's even prettier when the grass is green, instead of the lovely brown stuff we've been gazing at for months. However, I only have room for one scene today.

I didn't get to see where the new post office resides.  I'll have to check out it's new location one day.


  1. Love, love love the Leroy Post Office. I took some pictures in October. I'm still amazed they used it until the mid-1980s.

  2. Old buildings with weathered wood are great objects. I think the houses would do well with the surrounding of white clean snow ;-)

  3. I love looking at abandoned houses! The are so fascinating!