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- A picnic table (or sometimes a picnic bench) is a modified table with attached benches, designed for eating a meal outdoors (picnicking).
- Like or characteristic of wood
- lacking ease or grace; "the actor's performance was wooden"; "a wooden smile"
- Made of wood
- Stiff and awkward in movement or manner
- made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood; "a wooden box"; "an ancient cart with wooden wheels"
- (woodenly) ungraciously: without grace; rigidly; "they moved woodenly"
- (Plan) This shows the ground plan design, elevation of house, number and size of rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry layout and position of the house on the land.
- (plan) A debtor's detailed description of how the debtor proposes to pay creditors' claims over a fixed period of time.
- (401(K)plan) A qualified profit-sharing or thrift plan that allows eligible employees the option of putting moneyinto the plan or receiving the funds as cash.
- Decide on and arrange in advance
- Make preparations for an anticipated event or time
- Design or make a plan of (something to be made or built)
Rarely in life are we able to offer a strict definition of what something is. Words alone carry with them various meanings dependent upon the context in which they are used and the inflection and tone with which they are spoken. Add into the mix our own personal experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives and any attempt to offer a strict iron-clad definition becomes even more challenging. However, if asked, we could all provide a specific definition of what a rural or an urban landscape would look like. With this in mind I undertook the task of photographing the two types of landscapes with the intention of highlighting elements that are readily associated with either urban or rural. Growing up on and living around farms for my entire life I quickly and instinctively associated them with rural. As I searched for what exemplified a farm to me I was reluctant to settle for the standard big, red barn with livestock and tractors scattered nearby. What I did find (Rural 1) is a farm with a faded red facade that openly displays its age and the wear and tear imposed by the northern Indiana seasons. Even more than the rough and well wore barn I was drawn to this landscape because of how the grasses in the open pasture swayed in the breeze. As I continued to think about and then search for another landscape that could fulfill the definition of rural I struggled to find anything but the typical farm. I stumbled across a small covered bridge (Rural 2) that emphasized the harmony between man and nature in rural settings. The wooden bridge, while more for decoration than practical uses, blends into the surrounding trees. It’s simple, yet solid construction is typical rural structures. While they may not always be the most elegant they are built to last. The use of wood, left unfinished, and neutral color shingles all add to the simplicity of the bridge but also allow it to seem as if it was a natural element of the landscape. Attempting to define what an urban landscape is came as a bit of a challenge to me. Is urban the “ghetto” and “slums” that we often associate with the inner city or is urban skyscrapers and concrete. I choose to focus on the positives of an urban landscape, what urban should be not what it can degrade into. As I passed the unlit sign for the Goshen theatre (Urban 1) I was drawn in by the way it was partially blocked by a street light and further blocked by an attempt to add nature, a tree, to an urban setting. The image also shows that although we often equate peaceful with rural it can be found in an urban landscape as well. The sidewalk is void of people and clutter with only a single parked car in focus. The early morning sun just starting to rise offers a slightly pink tint to the sky above the buildings and furthers the sense of calm in the image. As the image mentioned above only captured a small slice of an urban landscape I wanted my second image to be of a grander vista. Once again focusing on the positives of urban, the image (Urban 2) shows in the foreground an attempt to bring nature into an urban setting with the inclusion of a grassy knoll complete with a picnic table as a means to enjoy it. The image also shows the complexity of a typical urban landscape. It includes buildings of varying height, texture, and design along with streetlights, street signs, and the concrete streets and sidewalks often associated with urban. Moreover, this image shows an organization to the landscape, a feature found in a well-planned and well-designed urban area. While not as interesting, but just as important, as to why each image was chosen is how the image was found and taken. I intentionally searched for and took only images that could be easily found by any person who wandered around the countryside or within a city. This was intended because it is the common landscapes that often go overlooked as we do not spare any time in our busy days to notice them. All images were taken using a Fuji Film FinePix S1800.
The Blue Whale
The Blue Whale has become one of the most recognizable attractions on old Route 66 in Oklahoma. Hugh Davis built it in the early 1970s as an anniversary gift to his wife Zelta. The Blue Whale and its pond became a favorite stop and swimming hole for both locals and travelers alike. Hugh was an entrepreneur in the grand old tradition of those roadside attraction proprietors of old. Over the years his park became a destination in itself. His property not only included this fanciful blue whale, but picnic tables, concessions, a couple of boats and a wonderful zoo housed in a wooden ark. The zoo was once a favorite field trip for the local school kids. Blaine Davis, Hugh's son, recalls giving tours of the zoo when he was only six years old! The Blue Whale, pond and zoo were closed in the late 1980s and soon fell into disrepair. A decade after the Blue Whale was closed citizens of Catoosa along with Hampton Inn employees cleaned up the grounds and gave the whale a fresh coat of paint. Today the Blue Whale lives again as an attraction worth seeing. The remains of the ark (below right picture) and zoo can be seen returning to nature nearby. There are no plans to restore them at this time and soon may be just a memory.