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Holmes County: Old Farm Buildings Part 1


My recent trip to Ohio included visiting back roads in Holmes County. The textures of rust and faded paint were everywhere at the abandoned or nearly abandoned farms I discovered. I especially enjoyed photographing the windows and doors of old houses. I always wonder if the original residents had a happy life there so many years ago.

The turkey vulture photo was a bit disappointing. The location is a wide valley that was formerly a wetland. Turkey vultures perched all over the driftwood, but we startled them when we traveled the unpaved road and all but two flew away.

I will post Part 2 photos from Holmes County soon!

Author: Karen Chandler

Metal clay jewelry, nature photography, and digital scrapbooking are Karen's passions. She is mostly self-taught, enjoying the learning process as much as producing her works of art. Karen's jewelry features fine silver, copper, and bronze. She sculpts and refines metal clay, then kiln fires her pieces and polishes them to perfection. The process allows for exciting interpretations of symbols, shapes, textures, and combinations of metals. A long time user of Photoshop, Karen loves to create digital layouts with her photos. Her layouts and albums are a diary of sorts; documenting milestones, recording happy times, and celebrating her love of nature.

12 thoughts on “Holmes County: Old Farm Buildings Part 1

  1. Wonderful slices of Holmes County. You captured it well. I like the turkey vulture image too. 🙂

  2. Such a wonderful collection of photos in Holmes County. Is this a more recent trip than the others you had?

  3. Loving the photos; rustic beauty:) Have a Wonderful Day!

  4. Wow Karen, these are great!!! I, like you, love poking around old places like these. The stories they could tell!!!

    • Thank you, David! These photos are from one property (except the turkey vulture photo). I could have spent an hour there, but it would have been too boring for the non-photographers waiting in the car!

  5. very nice – love that old wood. Turkey Vulture is a bonus shot.

  6. marvelous marvelous pictures and write up! Thoroughly a wonderful trip for me!~Deborah