I had the photo bug bad the other day. Decided to get up at the crack of dawn and go shooting. I was hoping for some cool red skys, but that didn’t happen. I started at Port Mahon, then rode up Rt9, to see what I could get into. I was looking for the Deakyne House, well, really the water tower on the property and eventually found it. The water tower is a cool shape, and actually looks like some kind of lighthouse or something. The photos I did of the tower are just ok, so I didn’t post any of them. It’s a shame about the house and outbuildings though. The house has been there a long time, but it’s now boarded up, mostly. It seems vandals rip off a door or window plywood as soon as they’re up and go in and mess stuff up. About a hundred yards from the front door, there is an old family plot. I’ll post pics of some of the stones later. The plot is in very nice shape. Too bad they can’t keep the house and water tower maintained. After leaving the Deakyne property, I saw this cool looking tree in the woods. About the only one with leaves on it, or so it looked. I had to take some photos of it too.