Monday, July 14, 2008

Early Oxford Farmhouse 1900s

Sometimes a simple decision to turn left or turn right yields some of the most amazing surprises! During our drive around Granville County last week, C and I made such a turn and came upon not one -- but a CLUSTER of old farmhouses --- several of them dating from the early 1900s and forward to a modern two-story home on the same property.

We stopped by the side of the road to snap photographs ... absolutely surprised and delighted to come across such wonderful, well-preserved old buildings.

The farm was occupied and obviously operational so we didn't stop for long ... but will probably, as time permits, return to chat with the owner. We did notice that it was a 'Stewardship Farm' - a designation meaning that the farm was being exceptionally well run and cared for -- and as evidenced by this one structure alone -- we could agree.

The thing that was most touching to my husband about this particular farmhouse, was that, old as it was, unoccupied as it was, the wreath by the store, was still intact.

Touching indeed ...

10 comments:

Shirley said...

Wonderful painting Lin. I love it when you combine your beautiful landscapes with some architectural detail. You can do it all!

clare said...

Thanks Lin for the opportunity to share your travels. I feel like I was along for the ride. Great painting & that TREE!!!! SEnSaTIoNal!

Teri C said...

Just a simply stunning painting Lin!!! We have lots of these around also and now I am inspired to try my hand at one.

This is a framer for sure!

Teresa said...

Beautiful!!! Love it, love it!

Deb said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Excellent!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely painting Lin. The shadows and the wreath and he signs of age and the beautiful trees. I love seeing old buildings out in the fields -- rusty roofs and all!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Very beautiful!
hugs, chris

Joan said...

Wonderful texture on this old barn!!!! You did a great job on the surrounding foliage. Nice!!!!

lilypily said...

This is lovely Lin. I particularly love the tree. Well done.

Jona said...

I love this 'green' painting. It creates a fantastic atmosphere.

So so beautiful that you and your husband are exploring such wonderful places.