Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Little Red Barn
Inside a barn is a whole universe, with its own time zone and climate and ecosystem, a shadowy world of swirling dust illuminated in tiger stripes by light shining through the cracks between the boards. Old leather tack, lengths of chain, rope, and baling twine dangled from nails and rafters and draped over stall railings. Generations of pocketknives lay lost in the layers of detritus on the floor. ~Carolyn Jourdan
What is is about barns? Anyone with a camera knows that an old barn casts a spell on us...we are drawn to it like a magnet. When I saw this one from a distance in Sperryville, VA, I knew I had to go take a closer look. Luckily, it was sitting behind the town's tiny post office, so I felt like I wouldn't get in trouble if I walked back to take photos. The stories this barn could tell! I wish I could've gone inside of it, to experience what the lovely quote above describes!