9.27.2010


The Farm Still Stands

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place.
A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse below and dreams of home.
~Robert Brault


There is this lovely farm on my running route
{back when I was running}
It is starting to get surrounded by neighborhoods...
but it still stands there~
beautiful....open....proud.
I hope they never have to sell their land
and that the farm can remain for decades to come.

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20 comments:

Rachel Roushey said...

Beautiful sun rays, it is a wonderful thing that this farm is still standing proud, open and beautiful.

sherri said...

Very well done in the face of the harsh light.

Traci said...

Oh, I know exactly what you mean - we have some land owners near us and they have horses. I was just thinking tonight on my drive home that if they ever sold, I'd want to move as well. That is so weird that I read this post of yours tonight.
Lovely shot. (And thanks for visiting - you made me LOL.) :D

Lisa said...

This is just stunning. I Love the light and quote. Your words are so true. People sell and leave. I hope they stay also.
You bring sunshine into my life with each visit I have here.
Thankyou for that.

lisa said...

Beautiful!

S. Etole said...

They are becoming fewer and fewer all the time ...

rollsettravel said...

Sadly memories and old photographs may be all we have left to remind ourselves of simpler times. Walking down an old dirt road the sound of cows making their way back to the barn, faint memories from my childhood, thanks for rekindling those embers. AJ

Rick said...

Beautiful shot Chasity and I love that quote - reminds me of looking out the window of planes when I used to do a lot of business travel and having similar thoughts (think 'Homeward Bound' by Simon & Garfunkel).

We're lucky that we live in an area where developers aren't clamouring for farmland. Many years ago we lived in one of the most productive agricultural areas in all Canada - today there are over 400,000 people living on that land, which now produces nothing (except car pollution) = 20th century 'progress'. sad.

Bernie said...

I love these old farms, often wonder what they would say if they could talk.....so much history.
Many prayers for Shauna, big hugs from Canada....:-)

justine said...

a perfect golden hour picture, my favourite time of day.

Cinner said...

I grew up on a farm, so they have a special place in my heart. I pray it stands for many years so you can enjoy.

Leah C said...

Beautiful scenery...the light is just beautiful:) I, too, hope that farm remains a farm always!

Karen said...

Beautiful light and scene. Makes me long to live in the country.

n. davis rosback said...

i enjoy looking at the image...lovely.

joey said...

Lovely post ... both photo and poem.

leavesnbloom said...

You've captured that light so well Chasity.

{Amy} said...

this is absolutely gorgeous. wow. i love old farms and driving through the country and daydreaming about some day living there...

LV said...

I love this farm scene. I am a farm girl from way back, so I do appreciate the beauty of the country sides.

jeannette said...

Came from another blog -awesome how the sun comes in on the left!

Krista said...

This is absolutely magnificent! I love the comparison between the kid at home and the traveler in the plane. It is so true! :o) Hope you are having a great day!