Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries
You are much better spoken than me. I would never have thought to use that title, but it works!
I like these pictures. Last weekend I pulled down "Time Wearing Out Memory," off my shelf to page through. It's a book about our "vernacular architecture."Your outhouse pic is about the same as the one in that book, except ours is fancier, with license plates nailed all over it.
Don't you always feel sad for the abandoned houses? They always look so dejected, as if they need the presence of people, now gone. There's no one left to care for the rickety buildings in their old age, but they stand there for dozens of years, gradually growing weaker until at last their skeleton of studs fractures and the house crumbles to the ground.Deana the Queena
I dream in architecture...buildings, houses, how they are put together, the shapes of them...and finding their secrets. These certainly have many secrets.
Lovely. I've always loved words and when I learned "vernacular" as a kid, I thought it was one of the best. Such a perfect meaning.
There is great appeal in these distressed buildings - I can see paintings in all of them. I especially like how they start to become so much like the surrounding landscape. And the way you have photographed and cropped them is lovely.
I love these shots, so full of texture and character. Old barns, doors and gates, I enjoy them so much.
Post a Comment