Saturday, October 27, 2012
Around the Valley
With so many barns falling down and being neglected, it's encouraging to see this respect for our forefathers and for the ones who settled here in the 1800s. The landscape is covered in trees where the settlers found it too difficult to farm, but used the wood from the forests on the hillsides for building log huts, then cabins, barns and eventually the cabins were covered over with board and batten and upgraded to more "genteel" living.
There's something rather majestic I think about this old barn. I was quite thrilled to see its repair so close to being finished - that's no mean feat.
This particular area has so many glorious views. Everywhere you look, there is something to be enjoyed or a different perspective of something one might see every day. Even with the grey skies of recent weather, it's worth looking up or out to see what we so often take for granted.