Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

2022 Visit to the Farm

October 16, 2022

Last month David and I spent another enchanted time at my friend’s family farmstead in Pennsylvania. You may have seen photographs from last year’s visit or earlier ones. It’s getting hard to find subjects to photograph there that I haven’t already photographed, but I managed to find a few.

1 A good fog gave me some opportunities I hadn’t had at the farm before.

2 The fog kept lifting and falling.

3 I was still fluffing itself around when I went in for breakfast.

4 The house has many mirrors. I hope I have not photographed them all yet.

5 Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the nicest lamp of all?

6 We stayed in this bedroom last year.


8 The bedstead in front of this old window belongs to one of six or seven beds on the second-floor sleeping porch, usually reserved for visiting children.

9 Many chairs in the farmhouse have been captured by my camera, but never this one. It may be a new addition.

10 I’ve photograph from this point on the stairs between the second and third floors several times but never exactly this way (I checked).

11 Rendered in black and white, it’s easier to see the lines on this wall. Just now, creating this post, the marks remind me of a map of an ancient city.

12 I photographed this bathtub another way in 2019.

13 If the house were to have the same people living in it year round, as it did in the old days, instead of hosting a rotating group of family and friends, this  felicitous combination of clothes hooks and golf ball might not be tolerated long. I’m happy to have arrived on the scene before someone tidied up.

14 A dormer window in one of the bedrooms offers the most minimalist souvenir of another enjoyable time at the farm.


21 responses

  1. How nice that you can visit this lovely property! Before reading the description I also thought the lines on the wall resembled a map. The mirror on the wall has similar lines in the silvering. Initially the mirror in the bedroom, which is a handsome piece of woodworking, looked like it had no glass until the pattern was obviously shifted indicating a reflection. Interesting shot, Linda.

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    October 16, 2022 at 2:31 AM

    • I do feel fortunate to be invited to the farm; as soon as we get home, I look forward to the next visit. I see what you mean about the lines in the silvering. Isn’t that a lovely dresser? I didn’t think about the mirror being confusing when I took the photograph, I guess because I knew there was a mirror there, not just a frame. Thanks for writing, Steve.

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      October 16, 2022 at 5:01 PM

  2. Wunderschoene Photos, wie immer! Besonders gut gefallen mir #13 und #14 (vertippt als zweite “12” ). Minimalistisch mit großem Innenleben.

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    October 16, 2022 at 3:47 AM

    • Danke sehr, Friedrich. And thank you for alerting me to the second #12. I have changed the number to 14.

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      October 16, 2022 at 5:02 PM

  3. mrgporter

    Wonderful photos, Linda! I especially love, “It was still fluffing itself around when I went in for breakfast.”

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    October 16, 2022 at 10:07 AM

    • Thanks, Marjorie. Glad you like that phrasing. It’s a bit anthropomorphic, but who am I to deny a phrase that inserts itself unbidden into my writing.


      October 16, 2022 at 5:03 PM

  4. Sandy Siebenschuh

    These are wonderful, Linda, as always. It’s wonderful to revisit the Farm through your photographs until we can go there again.

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    October 16, 2022 at 10:44 AM

    • Thanks, Sandy. I never take enough photos when we go. Next time I must get down to the basement again.


      October 16, 2022 at 5:04 PM

  5. Fine set, Linda! The last four are favorite, in their minimal approach. I can see your city in nr11; with a river running through.. 🙂 See you!

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    October 16, 2022 at 11:09 AM

    • Thank you, Harrie. Yes, I saw the river, too! Glad you like the minimal approach. Those four are my favorites in this batch also.


      October 16, 2022 at 5:05 PM

  6. Wonderful shots, Linda. I’m sure your friends would be pleased with all of these. Like you, I can’t resist a staircase, either. And the last two shots are outstanding. Well done.

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    October 16, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    • Thanks, Ken. I’m glad my friends don’t mind that I share these photos. But then they’re (obviously) generous people. Yeah, what is it about staircases?


      October 16, 2022 at 5:06 PM

  7. Beautiful photos of a wonderful place, Linda 🙂

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    October 16, 2022 at 2:17 PM

  8. I have always enjoyed your photographs from this farmstead, Linda; that enjoyment continues with these. How nice to have some fog for a subtle background for the old tree with the bird house to start the collection. The details in the windows and mirrors are wonderful reminders to me of similar ones from my past. Same with the image of the staircase. The first two houses we owned had the main entrances laid out exactly like what is shown in the image right down to the railings and balusters. This one though is between the second and third floors though; does the doorway lead outdoors to a porch?

    There is a beautiful imperfection in many old houses that your photographs show well…uneven wall surfaces, floors and woodwork with many coats of paint and a few chips in it, the wavy glass in the windows. Nice post!

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    October 19, 2022 at 12:30 PM

    • Thank you, Mic. Sounds like these photos triggered some good memories. How nice. The doorway in #10 leads to an enclosed sleeping porch with a bank of large windows looking toward a view similar to what you can see in #2. I like your term “beautiful imperfection.”

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      October 19, 2022 at 2:29 PM

  9. Even if you’ve previously photographed features of the house there are always new takes to be had, as you showed with the bathtub, for example.

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    October 24, 2022 at 9:55 AM

    • I hope there will always be new takes to be had, Steve. Thanks for your vote of confidence.


      October 24, 2022 at 11:28 AM

  10. Beautiful shots 🖤


    November 19, 2022 at 5:10 PM

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