Big Spring Mailboxes

By taggart  
Big Spring Mailboxes

The Big Spring Creek originates -- seeps out from some rocks--- and travels 7 miles to the Conodoguinet Creek. It is a beautiful shallow creek famous for trout fishing, ( One British General brought a part of his army here some 300 years ago--to guard him from the (American) indians while he fished.) AT this point the creek spreads out into a small lake and then tumbles over a man made waterfall-- some thru a water wheel formerly used to grind grain.

As you can see, there are some lovely homes along the lake--- but the mail man will only drive so far to deliver. Thus-- and typical--- a rack of mail boxes!

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
28 Nov 2012 12:20AM
This is a wonderful representation of rural PA in the autumn.
Thanks for including your fascinating commentary -- placing this in historic context.

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Nov 2012 12:20AM
A lovely autumn scene, Jenn, but these mail boxes look sort of vulnerable stuck out there: they make a very different sort of f/g detail to most such images.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Nov 2012 12:20AM
a fine composition. bet the different character of the mailboxes expresses well the characters of their owners.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
28 Nov 2012 12:29AM
Americana! Just wonderful to view Jenn - we have something similar in Jonah (a small town east of us), but all the boxes are the same - these are much more enjoyable.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Nov 2012 12:30AM
@Ronnie--- it is a heafty fine should one tamper with the mail----

Also these are not on a main road! They are located here just off a dirt track so the mail person can fill them from his car and turn around!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 12:42AM
What a lovely image of your locale.
Yes I thought like Ronnie that anybody could lift the mail boxes!
The mixed colours look so good with autumn trees and leaves.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
28 Nov 2012 1:38AM
What a lovely place. Well captured........Sandy
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 3:18AM
This is a delight, so very typically North American in character, and with a lovely write up too.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Nov 2012 4:04AM
What a great idea to save the mailman time and money Smile Great info on the photo as well Jenn !
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
28 Nov 2012 5:39AM
Undoubtedly one of yours Jenn Wink

28 Nov 2012 7:07AM
Very interesting and well presented image and commentary.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
28 Nov 2012 7:45AM
Not a scene you would see in the UK with your unique mails boxes. A fine and informative composition.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
28 Nov 2012 7:53AM
It is a very good composition and the presentation is grand.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 7:54AM
From neat and tidy to a rusty hunk, what a variety of mailboxes providing that foreground interest. Thank you for the background information too!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 8:53AM
Surreal! Laid out so neatly in a row. I like the fact each box has its own personality.
A very attractive record of social history.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 8:53AM
A fantastic composition, one which has clearly been thought through and executed.

Regards Nathan
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 8:57AM
Simply delightful!
28 Nov 2012 9:04AM
Super image Jenn, like the colours and your composition,
9 10 10 England
28 Nov 2012 9:17AM
This, together with your write up, gives us a lovely insight to life in rural USA.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Nov 2012 9:59AM
Lovely picture book shot of rural America Jennn. Just as we see it on films/video's etc. Looks idylic.GrinGrin
jdinne 15 16 England
28 Nov 2012 11:19AM
Love your write up Jenn, adds to this wonderful image.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 11:59AM
What fun! Well spotted! Has the one in the left lost the "door" ?
Excellent compo. IB
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 12:00PM
A picturesque row of mailboxes - so beautiful.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 12:12PM
Great image................... If we had one of these mailboxes it would never get emptied..........I hate junk mailWinkTongueTongue
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Nov 2012 12:29PM
@Chinga--- the box at the very left is for newspaper-- It is NOT an official USMAIL box and the mail carrier does NOT use it--- A paper delivery person will slip the newspaper in the box--- It would haave been supplied by whatever paper is delivered there---
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
28 Nov 2012 12:59PM
Yes, so typical of RFD. I shall take a photo of our group sometime...yours are much more picturesque!
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 2:13PM
Lovely detail, crisp and clear .... excellent record of rural life Smile

28 Nov 2012 2:27PM
There's so much variation in your work and choice of subject matter. It also seems that the lighting is very condusive to capturing excellent pictures, as always.

exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
28 Nov 2012 2:55PM
Lovely mailbox detail & colour & beautiful scenery Jennn & great information...
Bonny is on a diet as from todaySmile
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
28 Nov 2012 3:08PM
Great shot and always interesting to read your write up Jenn, lovely work,
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
28 Nov 2012 3:29PM
Great colours and even one especially suited to all those RAS members on epz!

Tibetan 5 3 England
28 Nov 2012 3:35PM
Glad you explained why they were altogether Jenn, I did think it funny seeing them like that!, do the paper boys still hurl the papers up the drive!, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
28 Nov 2012 3:51PM
I love these mailboxes. We don't have them over here but they're so pretty. Easy to break into though or steal I would have thought.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
28 Nov 2012 4:15PM
Nice to live in a place where you can trust your mail left in such a vulnerable place, they do add a quirky foreground to a lovely image. - gary
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 5:57PM
Seems like a splendid place Jenn

You do live in one of the most beautiful parts of the States

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 6:31PM
Lovely setting Jenn, this just would not happen in the UK, and we see these mailboxes on the TV... A great shot and narrative.,
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 7:19PM
The same applies in Aus I have a friend living there, possibly the reason in Aus is the distance between dwellings, good shot Jenn
28 Nov 2012 9:49PM
Delightful image Jenn
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2012 11:24PM
Lovely display of mail boxes, so very American. Thank you also for the nice description of the creek.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Dec 2012 9:30AM
Iconic American scene.

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