Red Barn

February 2020

Returning to this barn from several years ago. I can’t find the original post but I have the pictures:

July 2014
July 2014

My father-in-law loved going out for a long drive and a smoke. He enjoyed sharing time in this way with those he loved. Between long drags he would point out and identify by name wildflowers and birds in nearby trees. He would sing along every time The Beach Boys came on the radio. On one of our outings he humored me and pulled off the rural windy road so I could snap the pictures posted above dated 2014.

February 2020

So sad to say he’s gone now but I think of him often especially when I catch a bird in my viewfinder or see a wildflower he introduced me to or hear The Beach Boys come on the radio.

“As I drove away I felt a tear
It hit me, I was losing someone dear.” -Brian Wilson/Mike Love

Do you remember where you were in July of 2014?

14 Comments

    1. Sandra

      Thank you, John! He was a good guy. A little gruff and intimidating initially but a real softy once you got to know him. Yeah the barn did look like it was disappearing in 2014. Today it looks so brittle and fragile. In 2014 you moved to Vegas with your Nikon? Or did the landscape inspire you to get into photography?

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      1. John

        It was actually summer 2013, oops. I’ve been a photo nut for many years now Sandra. My camera skills are much better these days but I’d never refer to myself as a pro photographer.

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