January 28th, Day 28: Simplicity and the barn

simplicity wm

I have photographed these ferns in varying stages of life, so why not in death as well?

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There is a lovely red barn not too far from our apartment, and I have been meaning to stop and take its photo ever since I first saw it, back in the fall. It looked perfect with the changing trees in the background. Did I take the photo then? no, no, I did not.

Behind the barn there is a large -unnaturally white- apartment complex, which isn’t even visible during the spring and summer months when the trees are in full leaf.

Unfortunately, this time of year it is a VERY visible reminder that we are not in fact in the country, but in the middle of town. And so I wait.

jan 28 wmI was lucky enough to find this angle, in which the apartments behind are out of the frame! I’ve said this before, but I really need to get my act together on photographing things when I see them instead of putting it off! :)

February 28th: I took a little walk…

I took a walk to the post office today, to mail off a couple of packages and other things (what else does one do at the post office?). It’s really quite nice to have the post office so close, it’s probably only about a fourth of a mile to walk over there.

It would be closer, but I would have to hop a fence with circular barbed wire, do I live in a prison?!….a slightly shorter walk is not enough to motivate me to tangle with that kind of fence!

Anyway…

On the return trip I noticed this tree, with all the leaves still attached. The wind was blowing through the dried leaves, it sounded so cool! I wish I could have taken a photo of the sound for you to hear.

Dry leaves

and more

Tree in B&W

And, as an added bonus, this tree has a heart!

Tree heart