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SILO

Posted: July 14, 2016 in Barns, Details, Photography, Wabi Sabi

Slideshow gallery with four shots of a silo at the abandoned farm.

Not all of my posts fit the true definition of wabi sabi, but I think today’s offering does. 

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A trip around the corner to see what is left of the abandoned farm, which continues to vanish a piece at a time.  I will give you broader views, but right now, I am just wowed by the remaining exposed wood.

Six images

The abandoned farm around the corner. There’s a tear-down in progress, though I’ve never seen anyone working at the site.

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I think these last two ladder shots have a little Wyeth vibe going for them.

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Last of the shots from my foggy morning walk to the Wabi Sabi farm:

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Six images.

Come: join me for my morning’s walk. Don’t worry–I’ll do the heavy lifting here.  You can pour another cup of coffee and get comfy.

At 6:00 this morning, the world outside my windows was pleasantly hazy: not exactly fog-bound, but more mist-kissed. This isn’t completely unusual for me but when I put my glasses on, the soft gray morning was still there.

I rolled out of bed with great slowness–really? I’m going outside?– and rummaged around for clothes suitable for wandering in wet grass.  I ended up in an outfit that any mother of a four-year-old would instantly recognize: a free-spirited mixture of pajamas and whatever was on the floor of my closet.

And my camera.

I exited my backyard and started walking through the fields.

The sweet Queen riot is still in full-swing and I almost stayed right in the middle of it for another session of glamour shots…

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…but I’m glad that I didn’t. Look! The deserted farm down the road!

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I’ve never approached from this way before and it was just a matter of finding where the barbed wire was down so I could step through to the farm side.

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Actually, I think I wandered into a painting.

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The mist turned to rain and I turned to home. Total time out? One hour.

 

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Home again!

 

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Okay. Start humming  “Thus Spake Zarathustra,” then check out this first shot:

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Majestic or what?

The rest of today’s offerings are much calmer.

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I was–and am, I confess–pretty enamored of this last shot. I entered it in a juried competition but it didn’t make the cut. However, I am happy to report that a non-barn picture was selected for that show which opens in January. (Insert emoticon of Wabi Sabi doing cartwheels across the page.)

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Back to the Old Barn. I continue to be wowed by the persistence of red on the screws and nails, while the wood has mostly just sighed and given it up. The softness of the surface in the last image makes it far more evocative of fabric than wood.

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