Driving around the countryside ten days ago, when it was still winter here, I was surprised to find a barn I had photographed a year or two ago was totally missing. I completely missed its demolition.
I didn't set out to photograph barns. I was just looking for some long views over fields to show more of what winter's like here.
Turning the angle of the camera only slightly I got this view, and somehow it looked familiar. Compare it carefully to the one below, taken from about 10 feet to the left, but capturing the same big spruce tree.
We've been having a number of farm purchases nearby that are followed by bulldozing of everything in sight, both the buildings and the old fencerows, trying to create one huge field for cash cropping with big equipment. Nice to keep the land in active agriculture, but it disturbs me.
There's actually the space left by another missing barn in this picture, in between those two silos. But this one was taken out by a tornado several years ago. Ten days later almost all this snow is gone.
Just a couple of other barns I saw on that drive. One still very well maintined and actively used, one long gone.