Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bog Hollow Farm Prelude, Allegro, & Fugue


PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: The old farm road descends from high fields which still through spring and summer yield a bit of seedy hay. Below, in incomplete exhaustion Loughlin Farm waits. At intervals I pause, and my camera reaches unsuccessfully for the fury of the still un-distilled reflection in the un-stilled pond and the ragged remnants of the barns.







9 comments:

Ginnie said...

Seeing this weathered barn through the skeletal trees, especially with that pond, gives it so much character, Ted. I love this time of the year when you can SEE what's there without the leaves!

Trotter said...

Hi Ted! Fab, absolutely fantastic...
And tonightt I'll see Janacek's Katia Kabanova at São carlos (Lisbon's Opera House...)

The Nile 2010 is coming to an end! But the temple of Philae surely deserves a comment. Blogtrotter Two has it. Enjoy and have an excellent weekend!

Ted Roth said...

Ginnie - I'm glad you liked the posting. These were actually taken in November of 2009 just after the leaves were fully gone yet stems had some lingering color and there were no remains of winter storms.

Trotter - I'll be over to visit your blog shortly. Do they give you subtitles for Janacek's opera or are you expected to know the story and somehow follow along?

Ginnie said...

YAAAAAY. Just for the halibut, I'm leaving a comment with my Shutterchance link. :D Thank you, kind sir.

Ted Roth said...

I hope it works.

Tim said...

These photos, especially the first one, gives me vibes that the barn could tell many a story if it could only talk.

Ted Roth said...

Thanks for visiting again, Tim. This barn is on a road next to three, old farmsteads in an area where farming has almost disappeared. Only one of the three is still actively farmed. One was just sold and the new owners have restored the old homestead, but there plans also include building a new house in the top pasture. The farm in the picture is the least scenic. The owners have a small vegetable stand, but that seems to be the extent of the farming. It's sad to see this world disappear. Yes, they have many stories to tell, at least 300 years worth.

Trotter said...

They give subtitles...

Ted Roth said...

Any suggestions, Trotter?