Inexplicably, the only photos I took this week were of my kids in their Halloween costumes, so I'm pulling a favorite from the archives for Photo Friday.
My grandmother lives out in the country, just down the road from the home where she grew up. No one has lived in the house since my great-uncle died a few years ago, but family maintains the property, which is now a designated historical site. On a visit to my grandmother's house, my dad entertained my son on the property while I happily ran around with my camera.
My dad collects family "heirlooms," but I've never been very interested in furniture and the other family stuff he has. Instead, I like to photograph the houses, barns, and other outbuildings. The fact that these buildings remain today in much the same form they once did appeals to me. And photos of them don't take up room in my living room or clash with my crappy IKEA furniture.
This photo shows a close-up of a wheel, still attached to a wagon, that sits down at the barn. The building falling down in the background was once known as the cow barn and now sits on the other side of a busy road. I love the texture in the wood of the wheel.
What about you? Are you a keeper of family treasures or the offspring of one who fears the responsibility of your eventual inheritance?