Thursday, November 19, 2009

Old and New


I love our rural county where old tobacco barns, seemingly held together by clinging vines, are common sights while innovation is cautiously creeping in --an energy-generating windmill at the high school caught my eye the other day and reminded me of the Chinese saying I've probably quoted before . . .


"Change is a dragon: to ignore it is perilous, to fight it, futile;
But harness it and ride . . . ahhh!

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8 comments:

Martin H. said...

Vicki

I really the photographs of the tobacco barns. When do you think they were last used for tobacco?

Vicki Lane said...

Hi, Martin, As a matter of fact (and public record -

http://vickilanemysteries.blogspot.com/2008/09/apparition-in-tobacco-barn.html

it was used last year! Though tobacco growing is much diminished, it still goes on.

willow said...

Oh, I LOVE that Chinese quote. So very true. Nice pics. I have a thing for old barns with lovely patinas.

Liz said...

Oh Vicki - that Carolina blue sky is gorgeous! We are fortunate to have a tobacco barn on our property - we plan to use it as a place for the future grandkids to camp out. I love the history in them - if those open walls could talk!

Star said...

I liked looking at the old and the new. Those windmills certainly are huge, aren't they!
Blessings, Star

NCmountainwoman said...

I do love those old barns. I have so many mixed feelings about windmills I can hardly divide them. Part of me hates their sight yet part of me longs for the clean energy they produce. I'll keep reciting the wise Chinese saying...

Vicki Lane said...

At this point the barns greatly outnumber the windmills -- this one at the high school is the first I've seen

Merisi said...

The times they are a-changing!
I have always loved the sight of those old tobacco barns on the Eastern Shore.