I drove the 500 miles from the cabin in northern Minnesota back to Omaha today, and made two stops along the way that I’d like to share with you. The first was for a long-abandoned building that I have been admiring for many years. Usually, when I pass by, there is harsh sunlight and deep shadows, and we seem to be in a hurry to complete the journey. Today, though, with CD in New Zealand getting to know our new granddaughter, it was just me and Limo; the sky was overcast, and I had plenty of time.
The second was for a much-newer derelict that caught my eye as I crossed the bridge over the Cottonwood River (or possibly Sleepy Eye Creek)—and I’d really like to know the story behind this scene. A bicycle had been left mired in a sand bar, in an upright position, giving rise to considerable speculation. I will certainly check to see if it’s still there when I go back up in five days, and will confirm the name of the waterway.
In any case, both scenes appeared to want to be rendered in monochrome, and I haven’t offered much of that lately, so here are a couple of new additions in that classic medium.