Our World Tuesday: Some of Main Street, Woobury

We took Clyde for his Sunday constitutional along Main Street in Woodbury.  I figured that would be best for us after a walk in the woods and watching a few tree-sized tree limbs come crashing to the ground in the still air.  Just a little too scary.



Woodbury is known for its myriad antique stores.  This champagne-colored dress is a beauty, I think.  This headless woman has been standing in the window for a while now.  She'll find the right headless man someday, I hope. 
From November 20, 2011
This police officer moved with a muffled step as he was making his way from behind the police station.  He's so enthusiastic about what he does that he forgot to put his uniform on.
From November 20, 2011
Mr. Tacky the Hater lives right on Main Street in our town.  He's always got a painted sheet of plywood propped up on the lawn telling us he to depose or run out of town this week.  His hatred is such a part of who he is that he has actually draped Christmas lights over the board.  Icicles.  The irony was as sweet as his taste in art is bad.  Though he clearly a righty, he has a somewhat liberal sense of what is beautiful.
From November 20, 2011
We enjoyed the light and shadows on this well-constructed picket fence.  Leave it to the Methodists to get a fence up right.  In the distance is a beautiful old home that was once the church's parsonage.  Those were the days.
From November 20, 2011
There are burial grounds all over Woodbury.  In fact, there is one in the elementary schoolyard, so kids shoot hoops amid their ancestors and mine.  The Isbells are buried in the graveyard in the background.
From November 20, 2011
Here are the pharmacy, barber shop, and hardware store the way they're done in this bucolic little wonderland.  Once upon a time, I would have been bummed about the power lines in the foreground in the shot below.  No more.  The sight of power lines that are actually up is a beautiful thing to me.  
From November 20, 2011


Our World Tuesday

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  1. Anonymous8:10 AM

    beautiful!

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  2. some are just really weird... but are nice subjects for rusticity

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  3. Looks like a nice little town!

    Pearl

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  4. What a fun, interesting stroll around your world, Sandy! Thanks for the smiles to start another gray day, but at least our power lines are all up and functioning in spite of the rain! And I guess every community has its Mr. Tacky!! I always wonder what happened in their lives that created such old numbnuts???? Amazing about the burial grounds in the school yard -- that's got to be enough to wake the dead!! Hope you have a great start to your week!

    Sylvia

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  5. A nice stroll through town.

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  6. interesting how we all take power and power lines for granted till they fall, then comes the gratitude when they are restored. great photos of your town!

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  7. What a lovely stroll you took.

    Couldn't help but chuckle at your new tolerance of for power lines

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  8. Anonymous1:55 PM

    A very interesting walk indeed : )

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  9. great shots! Ugh Power lines !
    I wish they were all under ground.
    With the weather the way it is, thats the safest place for them lol

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  10. Beautiful dress in the window, I agree. I do hope she finds the perfect headless man.I enjoyed the humour in this post, Sandy.

    Ah, yes, we certainly do appreciate electricity once we've lost it for a while.

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  11. Anonymous7:13 PM

    Enjoyed the walk through the streets and around your town... love how beauty is where we find it.

    You certainly found it (unearthed it, even).

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving, Sandy! I enjoyed the walk around town. I especially loved the policeman without the clothes. LOL! Great post and photos. Have a wonderful week!

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  13. How interesting. Thanks for showing us around.

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  14. Anonymous11:34 PM

    What a quaint street. I do adore the first two sculptures though - such a great sense of humour!

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  15. Delightful tour of your town! And hope your power is back for good. One of our nieces near Danbury was without power for about 10 days this last time.

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  16. I really love your pics!
    Great sculptures and fun!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  17. Very interesting trip, I was watching wide eyed. :)

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  18. Love your take on the various statues and 'creatures' around town. Doesn't scare me off one bit.

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  19. Love that dress in the window. Power lines that are up are a sight to see! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

    Carolina Mts

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  20. It's a lovely town, Sandy. I loved walking through it with you. Thanks.

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  21. It looks like something a First Lady would wear. Fun tour.

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  22. That was s most interesting tour! I don't understand Mr Tacky but I loved everything else. And I can send you a few million pictures of scenery with wires running through them if you need any more reminder of how great it is to have electricity ;>)...(and you sure enough have good reason to know how good it is!)

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  23. What a wonderful peek into your world- looks like a lovely place! Wishing you and your family a Thanksgiving full of memories... Enjoy!

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  24. no rain storm, no heavy snow, why did the limbs fall?

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