Thursday Doors: Farm in the Snow

It’s Thursday! It’s time to share some doors!

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I’m closing one door and opening a new one, so I’m feeling quiet and meditative and all zen and the art of… ending one experience and preparing for a new one.

Mother Nature decided to aid me in this by providing the first snow of the season last weekend.

Snow equals beauty and quiet, making it the perfect thing for me to spend some time unwinding, cleansing my mind of the old, and creating mental space for the new. I went out the day after the storm and ended up at a place that’s what I refer to as my personal Monet haystacks.

You may know that Monet painted the same picture over and over, at different times of the year, different times of day, etc. I’ve visited this farm many times, during every season, at different times of day. I have a collection of photos of it, from different angles, too. It’s preserved county space, the attempt by some counties and townships in eastern Pennsylvania to stop suburban sprawl. You wouldn’t know from this photo, but an off-ramp from I-95 swirls along the western edge of this farm. I manage to eliminate any view of that, to try to provide the illusion of what the farm tries to maintain — openness, vastness, quiet.

Two snowy snapshots that look a lot like (at least) a hundred other photos I have of the same location (well, the same, but different). Two shots — the farmhouse and farm buildings — surrounded by a blanket of snow. Taking the photos, looking at the photos, is meditation for me, just what I need as I transition from something old, now in my past, to a new thing in my future.

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This post is one of many through Thursday Doors by Norm Frampton. See other doors — from around the world — on his weekly linkup and/or on the Twitter at #ThursdayDoors. See more of my doors here.

10 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Farm in the Snow

  1. Great shots. I like the idea of going back to the same place to capture it under different conditions.
    In fact I keep meaning to do a “same place in all four seasons” thing, but unfortunately I have the attention span of a squirrel on amphetamines, so I never manage to get it done 😀

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    • Thanks, Norm. It’s a good idea Mr. Monet and I’m sure others have had. Wow. That’s a seriously speedy attention span. 🙂 Hope you can wrangle it just enough to do the same place in all four seasons thing you want to. I’d like to see it.

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