Barns usually have vines growing on them, some totally covered in foliage. This barn caught my eye because the plants were growing from the inside, pushing their way to the light. Tree branches were coming out of every crevice. I first saw the barn on the way to Virginia for Thanksgiving. I talked my son into taking a road trip with me to photograph it several weeks later. We stopped at a convenience store just before we got to the barn and I reached into the backseat for my purse – no camera bag! I turned around and headed back to Raleigh. Needless to say, he opted to stay home when I headed back out. Thankfully the barn is only 45 minutes away from home! I had a wonderful time stopping to photograph ‘this old site’ or ‘those quaint Christmas decorations’ along the highway. It probably worked out for the best, I missed my son’s company but I bet he would have been urging me to head back to Raleigh long before I was done!
This barn is in downtown Cary. A couple of summer’s ago, I got my courage up and took my students down the hill to photograph it. I don’t know if it’s private property or not; we were seen from the windows of the building in front of it but no one came out to question us. I don’t know what kind of animals lived here, possibly chickens. Looking at the barn from this angle, I see a happy, smiling face.
This image reminds me of a vintage postcard.