Huge maple tree encroaching on an abandoned farmhouse. Lincoln County. August 15, 2001. 6:15 p.m. EDT.
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old farmhouse appeared to be abandoned; several windows and even the front
door were missing. But the lawn was freshly mowed. In the backyard
sat a lawnchair that appeared to be used recently. My guess--and of
course it's only a guess--is that this was an old "homeplace", now empty,
and that a family member would come by a few times in the summer to cut the
grass, then sit out back and reminisce.
I drove by this location again about three years after I shot the picture. The house and the big tree were gone. The lot and the field around it had been graded smooth, marked off with new fencing.
|Posted February 1, 2002; revised February 16, 2006.|