Monday, February 13, 2012

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " E "



Welcome to another EPISODE of ABC Wednesday.
Today's EMPHASIS is on the letter " E ".
I decided to ELABORATE on the theme word EMPTY.
EARLY
last week we went through the California town of
ESPARTO.  It' population is only 1600.
There was certainly nothing ELABORATE about the city.
ERSTWHILE during the Golden Age of Railroads one
could find EXCITMENT and ENERGY.
Now many buildings, like this one, are EMPTY .
ENLARGING EACH photo will show the detail better.



Just one week ago we worked at the Placer Food Bank
Fundraiser called EMPTY bowls.
Due to the decline of the ECONOMY and the lack of
EMPLOYMENT, many are hungry.
EMPTY Bowls is an EFFECTIVE symbol describing life
for many now.



This photo could be called EMPTY Dreams.
The EGRESS... EXIT... or ENTRANCE of this building holds
memories and dreams of literal EARTHLY riches.
This Waystation, in the desert, was the overnight stop on
the quest for gold and silver.
People were EARNESTLY EAGER to find wealth and
a better way of life.
Few did.



Lastly, these EMPTY branches are beginning to welcome
an EARLY Spring.
Soon blossoms will EMBELLISH the naked trees.
Now go to the ABC link on my sidebar for your EDIFICATION
and ENJOYMENT.








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44 comments:

Olivier said...

comme toujours une belle serie et la maison est tres belle

Ginny said...

I love that very old building, it is so well camouflaged with the mountains!!!

turquoisemoon said...

E = Enjoy your pictures. :)

Sandra said...

those empty bowls make a big statement and are also pretty to look at and i like that old stone building.

imac said...

Wonderful and down to Earth post my friend.

mrsnesbitt said...

As ever Suzan you give us a well informed and wonderfully illustrated collection - always with humility as well as creativity and we thank you for it.

Denise ABC Team

Carver said...

I enjoyed this post very much. I find empty towns from the past to be very interesting. The desert way station has a start beautiful I love. Empty bowls and food banks are very important, great idea to feature that today. Spring is in the air although here we had premature spring and then winter came back to turn early blooms brown. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

chubskulit said...

Another exciting collection of E's in your post! Luvvet!

Happy valentine's day!

Emergency Scam
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Hildred and Charles said...

Empty, waiting to be filled, or empty, when everything or everybody is gone, - it arouses two very different emotions. Anticipation or reminiscence....

Rajesh said...

Interesting use of words with great images.

EG Wow said...

Love that you chose the word EMPTY. I almost chose the same word but would not have done such a great job.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

As ever the word empty is so full of everything.

Reader Wil said...

Your post is full of interesting empty subjects. Thanks for all the E-words! you help me to increase my vocabulary!
Have a great day tomorrow.
Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm sure those EMPTY bowls, in the right hands, will be filled with good stuff.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rinkly Rimes said...

An edifying use of 'E'. And a sad comment on modern life too.

Annie said...

What a nice post. The empty bowls are a good reminder and that old building is completely charming!

aka Penelope said...
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aka Penelope said...

Empty dreams sounds sad. But on second thought emptiness implies there is room for something to be filled. :)

Meryl said...

I loved this post and your photos. Loved the first house - looks like two VERY different families built one house on top of another. Really interesting. I also loved the third, earthen house. What an incredible shot - and what earthy colors!

Gigi Ann said...

Always a joy to visit Each week, you never let me down, I love your E post today.

Leslie: said...

Loved your post, as usual, and the photos, too. I like how they pop up now on blogger.

Leslie
abcw team

Carol said...

Great photos and lots of E words. That abandoned building looks like it was a beauty in its day. Love all the bowls!

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ChrisJ said...

Beautiful collection of bowls. Sad that they are empty. Nice collection of 'e's too. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Touchy subject, but needed to be done, I think.

Hazel said...

Lovely E post. The waystation looks creepy but somehow it's something I would explore with a couple of friends with the same fancy. The first photo - never noticed it was empty until I read it was. Maybe I'm just too used to looking at empty buildings in my part of the world when the real estate business flopped a decade ago.

Jan said...

I just found your blog through Andy David, I love your photos, I skimmed through some of your blogs and they are beautiful. Jan Neel/Daisy Inthewind

http://jovanesphotos.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day.html

Paula Scott said...

Yet another entertaining, educational and exquisite post!
Love that Way Station...

Dave said...

I found your photos very interesting Sue. I specially liked the Waystation shot. - Dave

jane said...

What a brilliant E blog - with lots of interesting info - love that old building pic - have a good week - Jane UK

Kate said...

The empty bowls speak volumes about the need to eliminate hunger from society!

Regina said...

Wow nice E collections and great post!

♥ Regina

Corina said...

Beautiful photos!

Corina Likes Photography

Joy said...

Love the way-station it looks as though it has grown out of the rock. The buds are just starting to appear here now, it will be lovely when the blossom appears on your trees.

Dhemz said...

wow! I really like those bowls...really cool!

mhie said...

I love the bowls and the images are superb.

Wanda said...

Love all the pictures...I adore pottery and you have some good looking bowls there.

But the orchard take the cake, as I do miss the rows and rows of trees in the valley that we enjoyed for so many years.

LC said...

I am partial to old train depots. And the bowls are a beautiful and touching reminder of empty stomachs. Excellent E collection.

Trekcapri said...

Wow, this is a really cool post and a great photo collection. All wonderful "E's".

thank ou so much for sharing.

Gattina said...

In the next round I come to your blog to look for a E-word ! You mentioned so many ! I love the red house in the red rocks !

flutietootie said...

Nice pictures.

Lisa said...

Four Excellent Examples of Empty! the empty bowls is certainly a powerful visual.

Tim Rice said...

Great photos! And a great elaboration around the letter E.

Becca said...

I like your abc posts :-)

Kansas Bob said...

ENJOYED the photos Sue!