Deserving of a better fate

imageBarn for sale, Roxbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

I’ve driven past this dairy barn with it’s outbuildings many times. I could tell that things were going downhill, but then about two years ago it went on the market. It couldn’t have happened at a much worse time. The economy still hadn’t really recovered and nobody was in the market for a dairy farm.

It was late in the afternoon on a day that was cloudy and windy. More like an early fall day than a day late in April, but as I came down the hill the sun broke through a small hole in the clouds and lit the old barn in a soft golden glow. For a few minutes it was easy to overlook the pealing paint, broken windows and missing shingles. Sadly, just seeing it in even beautiful light won’t be enough to sell it, and in another couple of years the weather damage will be too costly to warrant, and that’s if it doesn’t burn down before it gets torn down. When that happens someone will move in and “develop” the land by building four or five butt-ugly oversized monstrosities which are becomming all too common in an otherwise lovely region. What a loss.

Update: I was by the farm just today and noticed a new mail box out front so it looks like someone bought the farm…no pun. Maybe there’s hope.

Pentax K5IIs with 70mm f2.4 lens processed in Snapseed and PS Express on my iPad Air.

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