Good Morning! — October 20, 2011


Sunrise, October 20, 2011; Section 13, Roosevelt Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; looking south/southeast. I hope you can see the wagons in the foreground and the headlights in the distance. (Click on photo to enlarge.)


In a December 2010 post I included this 1970s photo (at left). It is of a Christmas tree my dad secured to the top of the brick corn crib (shown above and below) at Gunderland, the farm where I was raised. In that post I also included video of the process my dad and Johnny Zeman followed annually to get a tree hoisted to the top of the crib. That little video is v-e-r-y interesting! The tree hoisting/top-of-crib concept is absurd…but fun.


More than thirty years later, it is still here! Shown in this 10-20-11 photo is the coiled tree stand that held secure those Christmas trees hoisted to the top of this crib in the 1970s. The ladder is still on the dome, too. (Click on photo to enlarge.)


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2 Responses to “Good Morning! — October 20, 2011”

  1. Clara Hoover Says:

    And you were up early in the morning! Although I doubt you did so, I wondered if you had crawled out the window and shot pictures from the roof of the garage. When I was in high school I crawled out and sat on the garage roof waiting to see Sputnik and other satellites skimming across the sky. Naturally, I didn’t venture too far out on the roof.

    Nice photos. I like the sunrise shining on the east side of the crib. And I don’t think I’ve ever noticed the Christmas tree stand on top the crib.

  2. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Well, Clara, I was certainly tempted to crawl out the window onto the roof! Do you think Mother and Daddy knew you went onto the roof to watch Sputnik and other satellites? I remember going out onto the garage roof when I was little but I can’t remember why I did it.

    I’m glad you like the photos and the lighting. As far as the tree stand, lots of times when I look at it there are one or two birds perched on it.

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