NSH Revisited

After nearly a year away from Northern State Hospital, I decided to make a trip yesterday.  Has it been a year?  Wow, time flies.  David and I used to go there all the time with our cameras (or, rather his cameras) while I was learning to use a DSLR.  The dilapidated buildings make great material! …

BelleWood Acres

With 25,000 apple trees, BelleWood Acres is the perfect place to spend an autumn afternoon with a good friend (and my Nikon).   Andy introduced me to owners, John and Dorie, who planted the first trees back in 1996.   Today, in addition to their primary commodity, visitors can find a pumpkin patch,  a gift shop, and some amazing baked goods …

I Spy

This is how I came to find the apples in the Bob for Apples post the other day. The door to this building barricaded by roofing debris, I could only peer through the window (from this side, impossible to enter).   After examining the wreckage, I happened to spy these apples laying on the ground.  Suddenly, I …