Weathered

“Some old things are lovely warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.”
~ D. H. Lawrence

I snapped these photos with my phone on July 11th last year while visiting my daughter and her family at their summer property in Lead Cove, NL. They are of my son-in-law’s shed, which once belonged to his father, and to his grandfather before that. The above quote came to mind from one of my previous posts, titled Old.

The weathered closeup depicted in the last photo takes me back to that summer afternoon, when I pressed my hand on the sun-warmed clapboard, grey as driftwood under its flakes of peeling paint. There’s something about old structures that inspire a longing, speak in soft whispers, as if sharing with me the poignant aura of days long gone.

Photo Challenge: Weather(ed) – Travel With Intent
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36 thoughts on “Weathered

  1. That’s an appropriate quote, Jennifer. Interesting that I was just thinking about D.H. Lawrence about two days ago and his novels that I had to study while at University about, oh, fifty years ago. Some things don’t get old. 🙂

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  2. You bring life through images and words beautifully. I couldn’t resist taking a moment to comment as my husband loves old wood, weathered by the sun and other elements, toned down to his favorite color, gray. We actually have old barn boards he has saved for one project or another. I’m sure each board has its own story. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer.

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  3. Hi Jennifer – I love these pictures and I can almost feel the sun’s warmth on those shingles. Thanks for sharing them and for including the D.H. Lawrence quote. I’ve read a lot of his books, but not his poetry. This is a lovely phrase. Stay warm up there – we are in a cold snap!

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  4. I love to touch old buildings too. I like to think the souls of the folks who touched them before pass through me. If those walls could talk. I once placed my hands on the pillar of a two-thousand-year-old aqueduct and felt a surge of strength from the Romanss who built it.

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