Wednesday, October 19, 2005

archaeologist



Wind and weather work together as natural archaeologists, removing a layer to reveal the original boards of the old barn. Strangely, the vertical boards have no battens, as is traditional in barn building. The horizontal siding is curious and since this is a very large barn, leaves one wondering how many board-feet were required to clad the structure....and why.

5 comments:

srp said...

I agree, why? The vertical boards have that wonderful reddish brown color I have always associated with barns. I love the way you document the change in your area. I would have liked to have a camera to see the changes in the Mississippi Waverly plantation as it was being restored after fifty years of neglect. At least with many of the buildings in the country and as was the case with Waverly, they are remote and less prone to the destructive decay found in city stuctures.

Floridacracker said...

Those are some serious wide planks.

merlinprincesse said...

This would be a nice subject for a painting. I like it!!!! Remembers me of Andrew Wyeth.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

You take magnificent pictures! They all have such a richness and texture--I feel like I am right there and want to see more of each subject. Thanks!

Zanne said...

Thanks as always for the kind comments.

Cracker - I know, I was amazed at the length of some of the boards, and astonished at the effort that was involved in covering up the old barnwood.

SRP. I'll have to ask the director of the museum/farm if he has any insight as to the "why".

merlinprincesse - you are not the first to mention Wyeth...to which I say - wow. Thanks.

Old lady...surely you're not. I'm the old lady. HA. Stick around I promise you'll see more of everything. Tomorrow is a revisit to a dreamy stream nearby.