Jess Hutch.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

ohio

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Oh, Ohio.

This picture pretty much sums up what keeps me coming back to southeast Ohio - apart from the fact that my family lives there, and has for a long time - the golden light, the old graves, the trees, the open spaces. On the afternoon I took this photo, Jeff and I walked through the town, through dead leaves on old sidewalks warped by the roots of old trees, and I thought about all the many people in my family who had lived and worked and died there. You can't help but think about these things in old towns where you have some personal history - memories surround you.

So now I'm back, and gearing up for more projects - stay tuned! But I miss the trees, those beautiful golden trees.

6 Comments:

At 6:13 AM , LLA said...

The pictures (both here and at Flickr) are so lovely. I'm impressed with just how beautifully you've captured the light....

 
At 7:51 AM , LALA dex press said...

I moved to an old town in Tenn. after spending the beginning of my life in Los Angeles. We live down the street from the town square, old Civil War graveyards + houses that were built when LA was still a dirt road western town. I can appreciate your returning back to Ohio having lived among that beauty for the past 8 years.

 
At 8:53 AM , Teresa said...

I'm an Ohio gurl - born and raised in west-central but love the Hocking Hills area - always BEEE-U-TEE-FUL but especially this time of year.

 
At 8:56 AM , Lisa said...

Beautiful picture. I'm from Southwestern Ohio :) It's prettier than people expect it to be once you hit the southern half of the state.

 
At 5:17 PM , sulu-design said...

Another Ohio girl weighing in here to agree that, even though I moved away many years ago, it always feels good to go back in Ohio. I'm visiting your site for the first time today (I found it while reading through the blog little messes), and am enjoying so much of it - the toy you posted earlier in the month is adorable and your drawings are great. I'll be back!

 
At 8:39 AM , kristinknits said...

You gotta love the midwest in the fall!

 

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