Rural monuments in a small town

All across the countryside are monuments to an agricultural industry and lifestyle. For many small towns, the grain elevator was a center of activity, a gathering place for farmers to bring their grain and socialize with others.

Grain elevator, Clarksville, Ohio

Although most of these grain elevators are still in use, they look old and show signs of deterioration, for they are not large enough for today’s big agribusinesses.


Abandoned playground

What happens to the playground when the small town school is abandoned for a newer facility or the school district is merged with another. All too often, the building is sold or even abandoned. The same is true for the playground.

Abandoned playground, Clarksville, OH

See you on the highway.


Have you restored your Farmall tractor?

Roaming around the countryside and visiting a farm or two can reveal a lot of potential for fine art images. Old tractors are great. Old tractors that look new again are fascinating.

While on the Barn Quilt Tour, I spotted this pristine Farmall tractor.

Yes. It runs. And, it proves there is more out there on the farm than John Deere.