Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Corner View: Pretty Eyesore

We own one acre beside my husband's family home.
His sister owns the acre the home is on and she lives there.
We own the two barns that belonged to his dad.
They are full of antique equipment,
 tools (antique, just old, and some just junk),
his dad's antique tractors
and Mike's present ones---
all kinds of stuff.

It's a snapshot of Appalachia,
which is the part of the United States
where we were born, grew up,
and still live. 

This shed used to shelter their horse
and then his niece's goats.
Now it houses 'stuff'.

The entrance-way between the two barns.
I like the old bricks and the rusted gray door surrounded by red steel
 in the big barn
and the weathered, peeling paint of the small shed.
I think it's a pretty eyesore---it all is.
However, if we had built our house here,
the prettiness would probably have vanished
and 'eyesore' remain.
See more at Francesca's


  1. The 2nd one has a sort of "romantic" quality, don't you think? It would be fun to go through all the stuff stored and look for hidden treasure.

  2. I like the old bricks too, and that white door is charming!

  3. I like the white shed, the hardware and all...interesting post, Beth :)

  4. Ahhh--bet there are lots of hidden treasures in that old barn!!!! Reminded me of George's Daddy's 3 back buildings behind their house... He didn't do farming then but he repaired small appliances from his home (after retirement).. What a MESS we found in those little buildings after he died... We had to pay a company to clean those building out and dispose of all of the 'junk'... ha

    Hope you have a good 'end of the school year' --and can enjoy your summer.


  5. and idyllic kind of eyesore, I think :)

  6. This is typically the kind of place where I would find old treasures! :)

  7. Interesting, to say the least. Thanks.

  8. no shabbyness to mine eye... i love! n♥


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