Prairie Home by JohnDSmith


Small (23.2" x 15.1")


Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.1"
Medium 33.1" x 21.6"
Large 46.9" x 30.6"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

AS OF 2/25/2012

In the wall`s of this old house,I found this dusty old journal….
A young lad wrote that his dad built this house in the year 1903.
He was eight years old at that time,and so happy about the new house.
They had been living in a sod house since he was born…..
His Mom & Dad had made the Land Run of 89 to get this land.
They lived in a covered wagon for Nine month`s,
They had to wait till there was enough moisture in the ground to make the sod house,and there was fields to plant and livestock to take care of,and fences to put up.
There just wasn`t time to put up a house as grand as this one.And there was a shortage of money too. ….
In the last pages of this journal he wrote that his parents had passed away from the fever that came through a few years back,…and there was a War going on over seas,…and his country was calling him to go fight.
The year was 1917 and the U.S. was just getting into World War I…..
The last words he wrote were,…I`m going to miss this home,
Hope it`s still here when I get back….

I wonder if he made it back?(Read the line Down below)

This story may not be true,…..
It`s just thoughts in my mind….JohnDSmith

Taken 11/7/2010 just outside of Mountain Park,Oklahoma U.S.A.,…
1/125 sec.
ISO 80,
Tamron 10/24 lens
Featured In:
“Wide Angle Photography”
“A Place to Call Home”
“Down On The Farm”
“Story Through Image”
“Retired and Happy”
“The Top Favorite Group”
“Best from Around the Barnyard "
“Your Country’s Best”
“All That’s Archaeology”
“Remember When”
“Art Inspired By Written Words”
“This Is Relevant”
“Yellow Two”
“Country Bumpkin”
Featured For A Challenge
Qualified works for December 2011 Featured Challenges
Through the eye of the Lens
DeeZ 5Cs Awards Showcase,February 28, 2012 – The Great American West
ShuTTerBugS,Features 05-10-12
Shelters,Features – Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Power of Photography, Tuesday Features – 23rd October 2012
Everything Old a New Treasure,375&...

As of 2/14/12
120 favorites
Top ten challenge winner
It’s What Moves Me 1/1/11
60 and Beyond 12/29/10
Your Country`s Best 1/31/11
Wow 2/13/11

Challenge Win in:
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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    What a great find John excellent capture and story to go with it as well.

  • Your always very kind Steven,…Appreciate the fav. and comment,…THANKS!!!

    – JohnDSmith

  • Katy Breen
    Katy Breenover 4 years ago

    What a delightful image…Beautiful work John!

  • Thank you very much Katy,…

    – JohnDSmith

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago

    fab! :)

  • Thank you Vamp,…appreciate the fav. too,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and work…John that story was absolutely fascinating how fantastic that you came across that journal!

  • Thank you Susan,..Love the fav. too,..You need to read at the bottom of the caption for the rest of the story,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingover 4 years ago

    Ok, you you got me! I read the whole story, but never went that far down. Well, I must say your are a great story teller.

  • Sorry Susan,..I like to get people going,…THANKS!!!

    – JohnDSmith

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 4 years ago

    I love it when the imagination kicks in – it brings the whole concept together to deliver this beautiful final image with great colours and tones – well done !

  • Thank you much Mattie,..

    – JohnDSmith

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    this reminds me of the little house on the prairie which i just loved John this work is outstanding my friend breathtaking image and such a beautiful story true or not top of my favs lol lee

  • Thank you Lee,..That a great comment and fav.,…THANKS!!!

    – JohnDSmith

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 4 years ago

    fantastic work

  • Thank you Shadow,..Appreciated!!

    – JohnDSmith

  • julie anne  grattan
    julie anne gr...over 4 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thank you Julie,.

    – JohnDSmith

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 4 years ago

    Glad you let your imagination loose on this one John!

  • Many thank you`s Dave,..appreciate the fav.,..

    – JohnDSmith

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