A Peaceful Day on the Farm

On Monday I had the opportunity to visit a friend’s family farm in Lodi, OH.  The farm, homes, barns and many of the out buildings are over 200 years old!  Despite being very hot, it turned out to be a peaceful day of rest and restoration.

The Kitchen Door

This picture of the kitchen door to the outside, clearly shows the beauty of age.  A door that just speaks volumes about the many generations of family members who passed through its opening to the gently sloping lawn and field just outside.

A second family home on the farm property has been restored.  Though not able to go inside, I was able to capture this photo thru a window of wavy centuries old glass.

In one window, out the other.

It occurred to me that I was peering thru one window and out the other.  There stood a telescope on a tripod and a beautiful arrangement of yellow flowers sitting on the windowsill, behind another layer of wavy old glass.  I thought I was looking at a classic painting!

It turned out to be a very peaceful day of rest, restoration, and pleasant conversation with good friends.  The sights of the day were punctuated only by the sounds of birds, crickets, and an occasional train!  I’m glad I had this opportunity!


About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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