Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday My Town Shoot-Out: F

My Town Shoot-Out encourages amateur photographers to share images of their town, and in the process hopefully hone some of their photography skills! I am in high hopes of one of these weeks being caught up enough to do some honing specifically for this project, but I continue to mostly draw on my archives.  This week's theme is Things that start with the letter "F", and these photos were taken in and around Athens, Ohio.

Two "F"s come to mind simultaneously: friends and farms. So, we'll start with them both...
There are many small family farms in our hills, and we are fortunate to be friends with a number of organic farmers.  At certain times of the year we find ourselves visiting weekly, enjoying the land and the company of good friends...
We met for a while this fall for "bookclub", reading Charlotte's Web together with our friends. Pretty sweet when "school" takes place in a setting like this...complete with lunch.
Somehow I got close enough to one of the chickens to get a close-up of her beautiful feathers. Ffffff...
 "Farm School" was a regular feature in our lives and on this blog throughout the fall, and while we are on hiatus right now, until the weather warms, this farm is a 20 minute walk down the bike path from us, so we are frequent visitors...
Here is the farm in fog...ffffffffffffffff...
 Today we celebrated the long-awaited return of friends...I had to include some photos (ffff?) of them, because we are so happy they have come back...
Last but not least, I couldn't let an "F" post go by without at least a couple shots of fungi, could I?
And that's all I've got this week! To see how others were inspired by the great letter F, please go and have a look here!!

13 comments:

Kerry said...

We both managed to get fungi and fog in our pictures:) I really love those fluffy fowl feathers that you managed to capture: so cool!

Jama said...

The farm sounds like a great place to visit! we don't have much farms here as we import most of our food. The county is too small to have farms.

Bagman and Butler said...

Feathers! So many F words. I am laughing to think of you cuddling up to the chicken

GigiSxm said...

love the fungi shots. So many F words i hadn't thought about as i visit each blog

Stephanie said...

I wish we had more mushrooms around here! I just love them.

I'm glad to view yours!

In the eye of the beholder said...

Great Shots! looks like a great farm What fun!

tansy said...

Beautiful pictures!

and, if you happen to do "G" next week, you can post pictures of the balm of Gilead you'll be making with the issue of Herbal Roots that you just won!

http://www.herbalrootszine.com/2011/01/winner-of-february-issue/

Congratulations! :) I'll be sending it out to you this weekend.

DawnTreader said...

I find those fancy feathers fabulous!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Fabulous F post! Who knew there were somany F words that translate to Fotos! Great job...love the Feathers...that was a pretty close closeup to get that close!

Rebecca said...

Love the old train...not that it has anything to do with f. And the kids cleaning the window is soooo cute.

Pauline said...

Love the fungi! And who would have thought of feathers?? Well done!

Doreen said...

on the farm having fun and food with friends sounds like a winner to me.

Doreen said...

ps also love the feathers shot!!