Photographs by Mitchell Alcala

360/365: Taking a look around

Today was a day of catching up. It’s not very often that I find myself in the Cassville area, so when I show up I like to visit that people that influenced my life so many years ago.

I got to thinking about it, and it’s been 6 years since I ran the town of Cassville and oh, how it hasn’t changed one bit. Actually there about to get a tractor supply company and a Casey’s General Store… their getting big time I know.

This town really is near to my heart, even if I do like to poke jokes about it. There are a lot of people from this town that allowed me to be the person I am today, and for that I will always be thankful for this.

While I’m in town there are a select handful of people that I have to stop in and see.

The house in the photo above is the Henry’s house, and back in the day I was stopping in and out of this house all of the time. Now a day I make sure to at least stop once a year, especially around the holiday season.

They have a beautiful house set back on a hill, and the roadway that takes you back to it is beautiful as long as there’s no snow on the ground.

While I was leaving from my visit I just had to pull over and take a shot of the house on the hill. I shot a 5 image HDR, just because we had and ugly sky and I wanted to find a way to make it better.

The second image tonight is of a tree at my grandparent’s house. While walking Wyatt I saw it, and just wanted to take it’s picture. I shot it on a tripod in bulb mode, and had a shutter of around 4 minutes.

Sometimes it’s hard being at home, a lot of emotion that I’d rather not share coupled on top of a 12 mile drive to get a phone signal just makes it a rough time, but then when I look around at all my friends and family that I still have in this part of the world, I understand why I do love coming home from time to time.

Kathy if your reading this, or any of the others Cassville/Shell Knob native who helped me become the person I am today, I just want to say thank you! If I haven’t seen you yet, I’ll try my best to see you before I head back to Stillwater, and if I have seen you I’m sure blessed that your still in my life.

Thanks,

Mitch

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