I was in South Dakota with my family last weekend. On Saturday I had the opportunity to borrow my niece’s truck and go on a late afternoon abandoned farmhouse hunt. What I found was visually very pleasing to my eye. The light was gorgeous. I was walking in ditches wearing my favorite cowboy boots. It was warm and I kept finding these images seemingly rising out of the sky. These photos represent resilience, strength, courage and yet they also convey a feeling of loneliness and longing. I found the starkness quite beautiful.
On my farmhouse hunt I got so excited as I did a u-turn into an overgrown driveway and I was ready to shoot loads of pictures. However, I quickly realized that I was at the same farmhouse I shot in August with my Mom. Perhaps there is a reason that I got to shoot it again in different light in a different season.
These three sets of images, and that you ended up in the same place you did a few months ago, certainly confirm the circle/spiral concept of life! That amazing BLUE sky with the starkly contrasting, up-thrusting images shout out determination! Onward! through our life’s quest we forge!
Yes Lisa, it is the same farmhouse and I still covert the sink furniture. Taps like that are just what I need to complete a project.
The ageing process is often vilified but without ageing we stand to be ever bombarded by newness and ‘Clever’, something that increasingly irks me and merely generates piles of waste.
The gentleness and pride of an aged wood or dilapidated building, evokes such a wealth of trust and knowledge. More power to all who find beauty in such things.B