Posts Tagged ‘barn’

The Art of the Unexpected

Posted in West Michigan on May 31st, 2010 by Edward Bussa – 2 Comments

Years ago I discovered a personal meaning for the word “adventure”. I was telling a friend my plans for taking a solo, cross-country trip to New Mexico. He asked why and I told him I was “looking for adventure”.  His reply was,  “Really? You know adventure begins when things don’t go as planned, right?”. Sure enough, I found my adventure and realized the truth in my friends words.

While on my way through Oklahoma I encountered the first of what would be many “adventures” on this trip. My car broke down in Stroud, Oklahoma and I ended up spending several unplanned nights at the Skyliner Motel. This, being  a spring trip, coincided with Oklahoma’s tornado season and several powerful thunderstorms developed. One night I felt trapped by the rain but  decided to make the best of the situation and get out my camera.  A few weeks later, after returning home, I found this image on the last frame of the last roll from that night:

Skyliner Motel

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Natural Antique

Posted in West Michigan on May 16th, 2009 by Edward Bussa – 2 Comments

Antiques are, without exception, man-made.  However, only part of their value can be created by man.  The rest is up to time and the elements.  Even a restored or “mint condtion” item derives it’s value from the fact that mother nature had her way with all the others that didn’t make it as far.

I just returned from Traverse City where the fruit trees are blossoming and the dandelions are showing off. I’ve started sorting through the images and I will share them soon. Until then, here is  an antique found along the way…

Antiqued Barn