Fog hovered over the ground at sunrise on the January morning when I made this photograph of the pond at Hodell Acres, the WMCA summer camp on Elmhurst Drive in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
This small plot of forested land is located in the city, with the neighborhood where I grew up on the north side of it and several industrial facilities to the south.
The pond was originally dug as the beginnings of a stone quarry that was never completed. It sits at the bottom of a deep hole with several trails cut into the steep sides leading down to the water. When I was a kid, neighborhood kids would explore the woods and fish in the pond, which only had tiny bluegill.
A lot of people in Indiana were thrilled to see the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series. It was the team’s first World Series win in more than a century!
A lot of people in Indiana posted “Hillary For Prison” signs during the incredibly nasty 2016 presidential election that sent Donald Trump to the White House.
Only in Fort Wayne could someone conclude that it would be great to make a sign that would show his delight at the Cubs’ victory and his belief that Hillary Clinton should be sent to prison; all on one small crudely lettered piece of brown cardboard nailed to the side of an abandoned building!
This weatherbeaten little building stands on the corner of Hadley Road and Bass Road, just outside the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I photographed it last week.
The giant “Christmas Star” mounted above the front porch on this house is actually a sign from a Hardee’s fast food restaurant. The man who lives there is a construction worker who recently worked on the demolition of a closed Hardee’s location, and he was allowed to keep the star from the sign.
The house is on Ardmore Avenue, across the street from Elmhurst High School, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
These tiny metal birdhouses hang on a trellis on the fence between my parents’ house and their neighbor’s house. One is shaped like a ladybug, two are flowers, and one looks like a normal birdhouse. I photographed them on Christmas day.