Window Lilies #01019

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The Story

This abandoned schoolhouse with orange daylilies surrounding it was found sitting square in the middle of a farm field. The window frame and muntins were still intact, but with four panes of glass missing to let the birds fly in and out at will. In the summer heat, bees buzzed around the orange wildflowers. The summer heat baked the earth.

As with a lot of rural America, time had certainly passed it by quite a while ago to leave it stranded adrift. I stood in the plowed furrows of a fallow farm field to make the shot, done on slide film years ago.

Not all the windows were broken out around the building and the door was still closed, yet the birds were flying in and out. This old one-room schoolhouse was no doubt too far from the car for most vandals, if they ever found it at all.

Location: rural Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.

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