January 19, 2010

Winter Day in Fog and Nostalgia

Mike and I drove to visit Christine today. We began our trip at 7 AM in a dense morning fog which continued throughout the day and evening. On our return trip this afternoon and evening, we detoured a bit. Some photos were taken in Sterling where I was born and some were taken in Lyons where my dear Mom and Dad lived in early marriage...


The park band shell detail


Lamp Post in Grey Sky


 Courthouse


Sandstone Church Building


Sign on a coffee shop
If it would have been open, Mike and I would have entered through the backdoor!


Sycamore Tree with Seed Balls


An Empty Brick Building


Old Bowling Alley Sign and a Missing Sign

Train on Tracks that Run Through Town


My Mom and Grandma shared meals in the historic former Ly-Kan Hotel and I remember a few times joining them as a younger girl. It is now a Chinese Restaurant and
"The Underground Bar and Lounge"

All the fog and nostalgia brought to mind this Amy Grant song...



7 comments:

Olivia Arlene said...

I CRACKED up when I saw the Hippie sign!!!

Love the brick building!:)

Chris said...

Hope you had a very nice time together.

The hippie sign reminds me of the old song, "Signs."

Remember it?

And the sign said, long haired, ....people need not apply,
so I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why?

Laurie said...

"Chris- Ha! "Do this. Don't do that. Can't you read the sign?!"

zo said...

Sterling and Lyons--places I remember well from 3rd and 4th grade. I hope you and I can meet someday and share some KS sky together over lemonade and cookies.

Your pictures are really good, Laurie. Nigh on profesional. I LOVE the sycamore tree w/ seed balls--very cool. And the lamppost one, too. Kudoes to your photography. Praying for you all.

Laurie said...

Zo- You're sweet to give that photo compliment. Thanks. It does help to have a decent subject (and to be a bit OCD). Just ask Mike. Yes. Let's enjoy KS sky together one day... soon?

Chris said...

oh,yes,here's the rest...

you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do

so I took off my hat and said, "imagine that! Huh, me, workin' for you!"

Laurie said...

Chris~ How funny and well it goes w/ the sign!