Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Country store - Interior...

The warm glow from the setting sun comes through the windows of this small, vintage store in southwest Arkansas. Full details are unknown, but discussions with owner descendants, it was built in the early 1900's. The interior is divided into two, equally sized rooms, with the back room likely storage for the store. The old road bed (before paved highways) passed in front of the store. The homestead is about 100 yards behind the store. I may post a few more photos, if there's enough interest.
Comments welcome.

To see exterior photos of the store and homestead, view my photos from summer 2013.
Location: private property, Lafayette county, southwest Arkansas.
Photo # KS6_5602-6h.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"Little Golden Gate Bridge"...

Deep in the Ozark Mountains, the "Little Golden Gate Bridge" is located in the town of Beaver, Arkansas, population 100. It is the last remaining suspension bridge in Arkansas. Built in 1949, it is approximately 550 feet long and 11 feet wide (one lane).

Photo # KS6_4990-97h2. November, 2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

Monday, December 1, 2014

"A Complicated Network of Pathways"...

What may appear as an aerial view of salt ponds is actually the detail structure of an oak leaf as it turns from the vibrant fall colors. A leaf is an organ. Some leaf forms can modulate the amount of light they absorb to avoid or mitigate excessive heat and ultraviolet damage. Leaves can also store food and water, and are modified accordingly to meet these functions.

What you see here is the extensively vascularised network of xylem, which supplies water for photosynthesis, and phloem, which exports the sugars produced by photosynthesis.

Photo # KS6_5108.
Location: central Arkansas, 11/2014.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.