Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

The Farmhouse in 2019—2

July 14, 2019

This potpourri of farmhouse views includes those of cooking necessities, partially made beds-in-waiting, and hand-hewn beams holding up the front porch.














18 responses

  1. Seeing how people lived their lives is always instructional. Shame that they are not there any more but time moves on. Nice set of someone’s life vignettes, Linda.


    July 14, 2019 at 3:34 AM

    • Thank you, Steve. Yes, the original owners don’t live in the house anymore, but their descendants (the sixth generation to own the farm property) take turns staying here with their friends—like me—for a time every year. In a few weeks most of the whole extended family will gather—enough people to form the Farmhouse Philharmonic, I hear.


      July 14, 2019 at 3:50 PM

      • Oh boy. I know my reading retention is bad, but I totally forgot the previous post’s description of your friends owning this home. Sorry you had to straighten that out for me. So now I say it’s great that the years of life in this home continue even if only for short periods. That will really have the house rockin’. Are you “extended family” too?


        July 14, 2019 at 5:51 PM

  2. What unusual ornamentation in picture #8.: the top of the headboard looks like a rolling pin with circular ridges, though it wouldn’t roll easily due to the boss in the center.


    July 14, 2019 at 6:31 AM

    • Isn’t that an interesting headboard? The whole house is filled with antiques that weren’t antique when they were bought.


      July 14, 2019 at 3:56 PM

  3. George Rogers

    heavy heavy hangs over thy head—those beams took some hewing and hefting


    July 14, 2019 at 8:26 AM

    • They are the basement feature most prized by my friend’s sister. Pretty cool, eh?


      July 14, 2019 at 3:58 PM

  4. ag

    The reflection in the mirror is my favorite: very lovely framing.

    I also like the untold story that might explain why the wall switch is positioned where it is. I’d be awfully tempted to hang a small frame around the drawing on the left.

    As for that “rolling pin” headboard, just looking at it gives me nightmares 🙂

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    July 14, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    • ag

      Oops: Drop the closing quotation mark as well 🙂


      July 14, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    • Thank you, Alan, for liking the photo of the reflection in the mirror. I almost didn’t include it. How many times has that happened to me. I love your idea of putting a frame around the light-switch drawing. I’ll mention it to my friend. I wonder if she knows the untold story of the switch. Probably not, but I’ll ask. As for the rolling-pin headboard, no one has nightmares in this house, so you don’t have to be afraid either. 🙂


      July 15, 2019 at 8:24 PM

  5. The balanced lighting on the mirror photo is really well done, Linda. And the modern light switch on the old wall is brilliant. Also, the door in the third photo is excellent. Very, very nice work.


    July 14, 2019 at 10:48 PM

    • Thanks, Ken. I had to fuss a lot in Lightroom with the mirror-photo lighting. And the wall beside the bookcase still has a green cast I can’t get rid of. Maybe it really looks like that. Thinking about the third photo: it’s kind of amazing what you can find when you tell yourself, “I’m going to take photos here,” wherever “here” is.

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      July 15, 2019 at 8:30 PM

  6. Like this visual potpourri, my friend, these little vignettes of life – you have a real eye for them. A 🙂


    July 15, 2019 at 6:34 AM

    • Thank you, Adrian. I’m going back Friday and hope to find more little vignettes over the following few days.

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      July 15, 2019 at 8:32 PM

  7. I’m glad to hear you’re going back….it would be cool to see a little more through the windows, or of the outside of the house, or the lot. I too am very fond of the mirror photo. And oh the third photo – the greenish light on that door is one of those carefully observed and photographed details that only someone in love with the world as it is might notice and pay attention to. Many details, like the spice rack, blankets and light switch are very compelling to view. The crossed saws and old barrels are great! (Oh, would I love to own that oval platter….). Great stuff Linda! 🙂


    July 17, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    • Well, I’m glad I posted that mirror photo. Turns out not only you, but other people like it. (What other beauties have I been bogarting? One often doesn’t know one’s own work.) I do have one through-the-window photograph in mind to take this weekend. I tried it last time, but it didn’t turn out. I will make greater effort this time. You may be giving me more credit than I deserve for the door photo. I’m not sure I noticed the green reflection until after download. It may be in the 90s this weekend, so I don’t know how much time I will spend out of doors. But since I usually prefer morning light, I should be able to get something. Thank you for looking and writing, Lynn, and for saying nice things.


      July 17, 2019 at 8:27 PM

  8. I especially love #3 – the green-blue of the door, the off white walls, and the red. The door as a lovely sheen where the light hits it. 🙂


    August 18, 2019 at 11:52 PM

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