On our drive back from Dayton, Ohio
when we got on Route 40 to photograph barns,
these were our first two close-ups.
We drove down a side road to get closer shots of them.
They were almost back to back.
We turned around and drove back toward the main highway;
it is from that direction that the shots were taken.
I did not see any evidence of animals or crops with either barn.
This one is obviously being maintained;
there is a 'pride in ownership' feeling about it.
I would be proud too if this belonged to me.
This one has seen better days and looks like it's being used for storage
and possibly as a makeshift garage.
There was a car on either side of it.
You can catch a glimpse of the farm house in the background on the left.
It was not a huge house, but it had some pretty detail around its porch.
I noticed that about this part of Ohio--the barns were not so close to the roads.
I'm not sure why--perhaps the lay of the land factors in somehow.
I hope you have been enjoying the holidays.
Being a school teacher, I am on break.
I am taking my daughter and her husband and their two little ones
to the airport in Columbus tomorrow.
They are heading back to Texas.
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