May 1, 2017
It’s hard to say which I like better, old silos or old barns. I found these two the same day I found the barns of the last few posts. I wonder if the orange one was constructed by the same people who made the one that is now part of the Caley Reservation.
April 30, 2017
April 29, 2017
April 28, 2017
April 27, 2017
April 26, 2017
This barn—if it is a barn—looks as if it has lost its way.
Here’s an update on the quarries that I featured in posts of April 21, 22, and 23: My friend Carol alerted me yesterday to an article in the day’s Elyria Chronicle Telegram newspaper about possible “development” of the area. Perhaps I need to get out there again before it all changes for what other people may think is the better.
April 25, 2017
April 24, 2017
A couple of weeks ago I went wandering by car around the northern Ohio countryside. Most of what I saw was farmland, often adorned with photogenic barns. The leanings of the outbuildings in this photograph are not due to lens distortion. The structures really slouched like this.
April 23, 2017
Immediately south of the quarriy pits sit some old abandoned buildings. Here is a view from the outside and another from the inside of a building, the old part of which dates back to 1906, that was used to work the sandstone. The third photograph is of another building on the site, turkey vulture presiding. The fourth photo is of more of the grounds, over which another turkey vulture watches. Someone much braver than I explored even further and made some perhaps more informed guesses about what went on in the quarries. You can see his or her photographs and narrative here. If you Google “Amherst Quarries,” you can find even more information about the quarries as well as some great photos of them in operation. Probably these are the quarries shown in my posts of April 21 and 22. Across Quarry Road from these ruins is an old fence that appealed to me (fifth photo). Besides looking impenetrable, the fence presented a no-trespassing sign, a sure indication that more photographic treasures of the quarry kind await beyond.
April 22, 2017
The quarries fill not just with water but dead trees. And visiting Canada geese. . . . What a difference a polarizing filter on my camera lens makes.