Near Willits, California
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That's lovely, I like the wide angle you used
18 Nov 2008 8:32am
Fantastic view, I love how you took it, really charming ;)
18 Nov 2008 12:49pm
Nice perspective and wide angle.
18 Nov 2008 1:07pm
There's always one guy that has to be different :)
18 Nov 2008 2:24pm
Looks like your postmen don't put themselves out by delivering door to door .
18 Nov 2008 3:32pm
@Jeff: It depends - I believe it is a matter of whether the homes are along a public or private road. Whatever the case - this would be lovely country to have a mail route.
Funny shot, well seen.
18 Nov 2008 4:05pm
Looks like the postman gets it easy, one stop one street, great shot
18 Nov 2008 5:25pm
well done - interesting look into the life of the area.
18 Nov 2008 6:51pm
This is a scene so often played around the south with trailer parks and farms where multiple families live on one tract of land. This is fun photo especially with the puddle right smack in the middle where the vehicle probably stops each day and then washes away the dirt when they pull away.
19 Nov 2008 1:29am
@Walter: Good anthropological analysis on this one, Walter - I am impressed. More fun is in the fact that several side roads come off the main road - and some addresses comply to the block system while others are on the county grid. Hence the boxes have a mish-mash of two, four, and five digit numbers on them - some painted - others glued or bolted.
The wide angle on this is perfect!
19 Nov 2008 2:59am
What a nice little find!
We have those big metal things, whit all the mailboxes together - might bee easier for the postmen but this is really charming!
19 Nov 2008 4:10am
What a place for a huge puddle:-) Neat capture.
19 Nov 2008 4:39am
@sherri: I think Walter nailed the cause of that puddle. It is where the mail carrier pulls his vehicle to a stop each day - delivering to these boxes. Some days would be a bit muddy - after awhile - a dent in the dirt!
hehe -- i love rows of mailboxes like this! i saw a good deal of this in Alaska too -- i especially like the barn!! ;)
19 Nov 2008 4:58am
gorgeous find! there might be a big condominium in those bushes.
19 Nov 2008 2:17pm
@paolo: As long as vintners can enjoy an average of $3200 a ton for growing grapes as well as 12 years of tax benefits and write-offs - you'll not likely find a condominium appearing around the corner. thanks for the comment.
Cool shot Stephen, quite a laid-back feel to the place. The trick now is to assign one neighbor to bring everybodies post up.
19 Nov 2008 10:55pm
@Observing: Things get pretty isolated up here - I'm guessing most are happy for an excuse to 'get out of the house'.
Great shot - I like that the boxes are all different. There are a lot of newer neighborhoods around that have rows and rows of identical boxes. How boring?!!!
20 Nov 2008 1:41am
@willow: Viva these symbols of character, individuality, and creativity!
Great shot,nicely done.
20 Nov 2008 4:28pm
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