Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Found In the USA: Umatilla, FL


I recently went back to my hometown of Umatilla, FL and aside from enjoying the sticky weather, I was able to fiddle around with my new camera and take some pictures of the funny little town I grew up in. When I was younger, Umatilla was just a farm town that was far away from all my friends houses, but as I grow older, I can see why my parents chose to live in the middle of nowhere. I have grown to love the hand painted typography, the run-down orange juice factory in all its Sheeler-like glory, the patterns that presented themselves on my dad's boat, and the overall simplicity that is Umatilla. I am calling this "part 1" because I don't feel like I have done the town justice just yet (I was pressed for time) so stay tuned for part two in the future. Welcome to Umatilla.

6 comments:

Sarah Martin said...

Slightly obsessing over the little peach (or orange?) house. SOO James in the Giant Peach..a book that I loved growing up. I always wanted to live in the peach.

Cool to see pics from the home town, Meghan!

Tess Mattern said...

Meghan, it is so great to see where you grew up!

My favorite pictures are those of the old orange stand, or that crazy stone sculpture out in the woods— there is so much character to Umatilla! Most importantly, why hadn't you told me your hometown shares something in common with Easter Island?!

Meghan Colvin said...
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Meghan B said...

Haha, it is an old orange stand! It hasn't been used in probably 12 years, but I always thought that someday I would live there...I wonder if maybe that can still come true?

Meghan Colvin said...

oh yeah, duh. Florida Orange.

Sarah said...

What makes "A Golden Rule Community"?

Love the orange hut too...