Outside of the little village of Sarahsville,
which is a hop, skip, and a jump from my high school,
is a small building filled with antiques.
My hairdresser built it for her salon.
She and her family used to live up the hill,
but they sold the house
and restored a small Victorian in 'town'.
However they kept most of the land for their horses
and of course the salon building
and most importantly:
She had closed down for several years,
but recently reopened.
She does my hair the best, so I'm back with her.
All the time I went to her before, I didn't pay much attention to the barn.
But now, my viewpoint has been changed--thanks to Tricia and you other barn lovers!
So my camera and I went exploring.
This if officially the front of the barn.
As you can see, it is built into the hillside.
Many barns in hilly southeastern Ohio are built this way.
We park our cars here.
shown by these two rooms,
which you enter in the lower front part.
You can see through to the back thanks to a huge gap on that side of the barn.
There is this huge gap where you can peer in from the top side.
She told me that there is a wonderful loft.
(It was closing time, so I didn't ask to see that.)
And last but not least: the inhabitants of the barn--well two out of three of them.
I'm so glad my eyes have been reopened to the beauty that lies around me.
I always admired barns, but never thought to photograph them.
I didn't think to photograph at all, really.
Now, the camera has given me a renewed awareness and appreciation for
all that surrounds me.
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