It’s just an old grain elevator.

Grain Elevator

But at the right angle, blurry  behind the trees, it might be a castle,

becomes castle

the winter-dead trees the entrance to some forbidden forest,

Beware the trailing fingers


the rusting hulk of a barge the last vestige of a sunken navy


barge becomes navy

the hidden railroad bridge a lowered drawbridge

Raise the bridge sire! Lower the portcullis!


whose struts become the scaffolding upon the battlements

Defend the keep!


above a river that leads to  a long forgotten realm,

And long lost that battle


a place where fantasies are born.

Long lost the defenders


And also nightmares.


I shot these pictures along the Rails to Trails Riverwalk in Columbus, Georgia this past January (2012), and I posted them in early February. Today, I’m linkinking up to the SITS Girls Pinterest challenge and to the instructor’s Pinterest Page (Courtney at Click It Up A Notch). Enjoy!

About jesterqueen:
Jessie Powell is the Jester Queen. She likes to tell you about her dog, her kids, her fiction, and her blog, but not necessarily in that order.


Blurry — 24 Comments

  1. What a nice story and I'm showing the pictures to Randy Lefebvre@Zedrockphotography. He'll be amazed at how quickly you are mastering your Canon Rebel.

    • Wow! I had SO much fun shooting this. The rest of the family was like half a mile ahead of me and I was way back there going "OK, no if I take this with the LANDSCAPE setting…"

    • And my children thought I was a totaly nuthatch. Completely bats. "Look it looks like a castle". "No, Mom, it looks like a big building that we can't see very well."

  2. Awesome!! Grain elevators and other farm fixtures really do provide imaginary fodder. Every time I drive past one of those ruins in a rural area (you know the ones I mean), I always wonder about its story.

    You references here are all inspiring, and the pictures are a perfect accompaniment.

  3. I really enjoyed this 'flight of fancy', Jessie. Things are not always what they seem, are they. You just have to know where and how to look.