Back in the day
Today’s gorgeous weather had me out wandering the back roads, camera in my lap as I drove. While Autumn colors are beginning to show here and there, the color wasn’t all that drew my attention.
Some of the old buildings are still put to use, such as the old barn above that serves as improvised cover for a flock of sheep.
Others, like the shed above, are simple testament to the workmanship of the carpenters who put them up as they continue to endure Nature’s ravages. This shed is missing it’s windows, doors and most of one wall but has yet to begin to lean towards it’s weak side.
Many farms have modern homes on the same property as what must have surely been the original homestead. While there’s no way of knowing how long this house has been abandoned, electrical service lines and a modern looking electric meter are are evidence of fairly recent habitation.
For a different perspective on this afternoon’s trip visit my other blog page, Virginia Through My Lens.