Monday, April 13, 2009

A Day Trip...

What's this Mom...lemme go, I need to get in here...

The old Port Louisa Cemetery, not many buried here, but the allure of a homestead on the 'bottoms' brought many a settler to her fertile fields, though flooded nearly every year, it was a chance taken for bountiful crops.

Burial grounds of Native Americans also dot the hillsides, as this was once fertile hunting grounds for them as well. All work on the highway was stopped as these sites were uncovered, so archaeologists could do their thing...I remember walking here with the 'X' and finding many an arrow head and shard, even an ax head.

These fertile fields 'long side the Mississippi River are also home to many waterfowl, as a refuge, it is set aside for them. It's a beautiful sight in the spring when flights are back for breeding, Canada Geese and ducks of all kinds can be found.

and at last, a barn...relic of my world, it's beauty seen only in the eye of a romantic...of a world of hard labor and testament to a world changed, where a simple life is no longer possible to make a living, as factory farms have squelched the family farm and made them struggle into demise...into my world of beauty past.

5 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I loved the simplier life, wish many days for this. Loved this post and your sweet puppy trying to explore. Have a great week, Theresa

Roses and Lilacs said...

Every spring and fall I walk along the creek and thru the newly plowed fields. I've never found an arrowhead. Found an antler once but no Indian artifacts.
Marnie

High Desert Diva said...

I love these virtual drives....

trash talk said...

You really do live in another world removed from the crap of the city. Love it! Debbie

Greyscale Territory said...

The photo of Scratchy peeking through that gateway is so adorable!

And the others seem permeated with a sad wistfulness for a lifestyle so close and yet so far.

A very moving post!