The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Monday Mural - Mules in the Wiregrass


Dothan, Alabama

Click on the image to better view the detail work in the mural.
They appear to be photographic images. 

This is an interesting read about the mule and the importance that they played to the farmer.

For more murals on Monday Mural go to Oakland Daily Photo





7 comments:

  1. Whenever people get to lamenting the end of certain industries that employ people in a region I always think of the history of transportation. First horses, then the railroad, then cars and finally airplanes. It doesn't mean the loss of jobs but a transition into new skills. Not so much for the mule as he got replaced by tractors, but you get where I was going with that, right? I love murals that depict scenes from old photographs, Happy Monday, John!

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  2. I guess it's what we call progress.
    There are so many interesting murals in this town, I am going to have to see if we can fit it in on our next driving trip.

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  3. the old old guy that lives behind our property - across the creek and woods - still buys and sells mules - and keeps WAY too many. he's worked out a temporary deal to graze them on neighboring pastures, but they continue to break out and come over to my next door neighbor - two are out in her pasture right now. they're beautiful. stubborn, yes. :)

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  4. It does look as if photos have been projected onto the wall!

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