"And every day it's getting straighter, time's the revelator." - Gillian Welch

Oh, what a beautiful day it was! Sunny and the temperature reached 80! As always, I had to spend most of it indoors doing laundry and cleaning the house. I did get out for a little while this afternoon for a photo shoot.

Today's shoot was a little all over the place. I had a hard time focusing. We went to my dad's farm and explored the plethora of farm equipment he has. It's literally a graveyard of old farm equipment. First we went exploring in an old barn and found some hidden treasures. There were 2 antique tractors and and old car. There was no way of getting them out of the barn, so I took pictures with them the best I could. I'm going to ask my dad if he can push them out for me for future photo shoots. This one tractor in the back of the barn has the coolest looking tires on it I've ever seen! After taking what we could in the barn, we walked around the farm taking pictures with one piece of equipment after another. I had my picture made with a couple of old trucks, a combine, a tractor, a cotton modulator, and even an excavator. I decided to focus on just a few of my favorites for this post.

The old Ford truck is special to me because I remember riding in it with my dad to the tobacco warehouse when I was a young girl. I loved going to the tobacco warehouse. I'd always get a Pepsi and a candy bar and watch the tobacco sheets go down the conveyor belt to get weighed. Then they would put the sheets on these trailers pulled by golf carts and ride them out to be put onto the sale floor. I would sit on the tobacco sheets and drink my Pepsi and watch the line of men going down the aisle yelling out bids. I can still remember the smell of the cured tobacco. Most of all the old warehouses have been torn down now. Tobacco is no longer auctioned. The few tobacco farmers who are left have a contract to grow a certain amount for one of the big tobacco companies. I really miss the old days...

Well, onto the outfit. Due to the warm temperatures, I was able to wear a little dress I haven't worn in awhile. I got this dress from Ruche last year. I've lost quite a bit of weight since the last time I wore this, and it shows. My husband said it made me look like I had "Grandma boobs." LOL! I don't care what he thinks, I still like it.

Today's song is "Revelator" by Gillian Welch. I mentioned Gillian yesterday when talking about The Decemberists new album. This is my favorite song by her. Her music has a really vintage feel to it. I like to listen to this song and think back on old times on the farm.

Well, it's suppose to be another warm day tomorrow. So, I plan on wearing my new Ready-for-Spring dress. I'm really excited about it. Maybe my husband will get home early enough for me to get some pictures outside. Have a great night!












Dress: Ruche Thinking of Home Dress

Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots



  1. I like it! Those boots are too cute. I have been admiring them! I don't agree with husband-the dress is still cute!

  2. I love these pics! I especially love the ones of you in front of the red truck. So fun.

    I saw Gillian Welch and David Rawlings in concert when I was in college. It was one of the best shows...reminds me I need to pull out some of her music. I have 3 or 4 of her albums and love zoning out to them. Her music is so mellow!

  3. How does Ruche sizing run? Their items seems tiny to me, probably because their length seems short? But they do have beautiful pieces!

  4. Love. It. Absolutely fantastic shoot! I like the second pic the best and then the one with your foot up on the truck. You have such cool stories.

  5. Steph: Thanks! I think it's still cute too. Men don't know anything! LOL!

    AppGal: Thank you! I saw them in concert a few years ago. They are really good!

    Miin: I think it runs true to size, but you are right alot of their dresses are super short. I usually don't wear anything shorter than 34".

    St Germain: Thanks! I guess that's one advantage of growing up on a farm - unique stores.

  6. St Germain: Oops, I meant stories not stores.


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