06-27-12 Sadness

What you see in this photo is a pile of debris in the middle of a cornfield. But what I see is much more, for this pile is all that remains of a farmstead north of Watertown, South Dakota, that had become for me a place of photographic pilgrimage. This farmstead had an old house,…

Geometry

Even the collapsing window frame of an abandoned farm house shows a precise geometric pattern in the strong, morning light. By the way . . . I sometimes wonder if people read my posts. More probably, you aren’t into words and you come to my blog to see what I’ve posted. From my blog stats…

04-11-09 Abandoned

Several years ago we had a governor who instituted a program to destroy abandoned farmsteads, which allegedly become havens for rodents and predators. Fortunately, the program wasn’t all that successful and there are still many old houses, barns and sheds scattered through the countryside. There is something very evocative in seeing hulks of buildings that…