People look for a fine piece of land to settle and live and make a home, raise a family, grow crops or start a business. It takes a lot guts to pull up stakes and move to a new place or country to build a life. The people who did this in the past left behind relics of their lives.
Objects worn away by time, weather and life that can attain a beauty in their weathered appearance. Their wear and aging alters their look in ways that expresses the value of the use they’ve given.
I considered A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Weather and want to convey my take on it in a photo essay “Weathered Home” in a collection of pictures from real historical places and weathered objects seasoned by exposure and lives lived on homesteads and farms. I want to tell a short story in pictures about a pioneer life.
“I wanted to walk straight on through the red grass and over the edge of the world, which could not be very far away. The light and air about me told me that the world ended here: only the ground and sun and sky were left, and if one went a little farther there would only be sun and sky, and one would float off into them, like the tawny hawks which sailed over our heads making slow shadows on the grass.” Willa Cather, American author and frontier woman.