Reflections on a Farm Pond

dairy farm, Rockingham Co. VA, Shenandoah Valley
Reflections on a Farm Pond.

It’s been four months since my wife and I moved from Holmes Co., Ohio to Rockingham Co., Virginia. I’ve enjoyed exploring our new retirement location, looking for new spots to photograph sunrises and sunsets. I’m especially happy when I’m rewarded with a glorious morning or evening sky. I am grateful to be able to share the beautiful results with you.

“Reflections on a Farm Pond” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2017

Author: Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, marketer, columnist, author, photographer, birder, walker, hiker, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, township trustee, converted Anabaptist, community activist, my life is crammed with all things people and nature and wonder. My late father gave me this penchant for giving and getting the most out of life, my late mother the courtesy, kindness, and creativity to see the joy in life. They both taught me to cherish the people I am with. I try and fail and try again.

8 thoughts on “Reflections on a Farm Pond”

  1. What fun looking for new and interesting spots that stir your imagination. And we get to share them with you through the camera lens. Always a pleasure to wander with you. Thanks, Bruce.

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  2. I’ve visited Holmes Co Ohio when visiting a sister in Medina. Impressed with the barns and many outbuildings. I noticed they were different from Michigan barns and then as my eyes started to recognize this on some travels, variations seen in diff states, areas. Is there a typical Virginia barn? Maybe different from Ohio?

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    1. You are very observant, Sue. Yes, there is a difference. Farm buildings, especially barns, vary according to use, crops, climate, culture, and costs. From what I have seen so far here in VA, I would say that we are into the second, if not the third generation of barn types. The old ones are being allowed to decay and/or are retrofitted to conform to modern farming practices. The newer buildings seem to be much more open and airy, whether they hold livestock or equipment. They can also be easily closed up in bad weather.
      Perhaps I should write a piece about those differences.
      Thanks, again.


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