Schank Seed Company

schank seed© 2012 Michael Fiveson

A seed company that once was open and thriving has now gone to seed. In addition to the ‘Americana’ feel to this, I am struck by two things. First there is the curious spacing on the painted lettering. It appears they created space to allow the door full exposure, without the possibility of distraction from letters. But more striking are the white stains behind the windows which to my eye creates a very real ghost like effect. Scary as hell, me thinks.

Gill, Colorado

My new blogging friend Carol and I recently found some images in a tiny town in Northern Colorado. Here is Carol’s stunning image of the exterior of what would have been a general store.

My contribution is a closer look at the front of this building revealing a colorful palette.

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

Peeling Doors

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

The tiny Northern Colorado town of Gill may well have passed ‘sleepy’ and is now close to dead. There is a grain elevator, and scattered homes in various states of disrepair. This may have been a store front before surrendering to economics and time.

3 Haiku Wednesday-Desolation Street

© 2012  Michael Fiveson


You won’t hear children

not on desolation street

no place to play now


the old timers know

but are too tired to care

that their town has died


Just the bar still stands

weary souls and alcohol

how did this happen….