Sight to the Blind #14307
This broken window is falling to pieces over time through lack of paint and exposure to the weather. It is set into one of the outbuildings of an abandoned farm that lies a half-mile walk-in off the hard road. The farm lies in the way-back, out through some old woods with high, tall trees. I was the only human to visit the place for probably quite a while too.
There was only myself, some raccoons scrabbling through the trees, old crows calling, and the other woods critters making their way through the forest. To stop and listen for a while was like a Woods Encyclopedia.
As for this window, the sash joints of finely grained wood eventually weathered and gave way. That let the panes of glass simply slide out one by one, claimed by simple gravity. I found them shattered on the ground below. Both wooden sashes are sure to follow to cap the pile of glass shards, all of it destroyed by Mother Nature and not the hand of man.
The old is fading away as shown by the window and weathered siding, but the new is on the rise and bearing fruit! That’s a thorny raspberry vine making a green slash across the picture. Not surprisingly, it also stands as a mark of reclamation, a bold checkmark made by Mother Nature herself.
Location: an abandoned farm in the Delaware Water Gap, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
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