Monday, February 9, 2009

Down the Road



I've been doing some more drive-by shooting -- photographing houses and barns in the area.  This farm is actually right down the road from my house.  There are open fields across the road.  Unfortunately, there are plans to build houses there, although I'm not sure when.  Perhaps the economic downturn has delayed building.  In a way, this could be viewed as a small silver lining, although with so many people out of work I think it's hard to justify saving open spaces right now.  

OK, enough serious stuff.  It's a beautiful sight, and let's just enjoy.  :)

16 comments:

  1. How peaceful.

    It is bittersweet, isn't it? Getting to keep the view, but not having the workforce busy. I keep praying that something changes to help the economy.

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  2. Beautiful! What a shame to add new homes to such a serene setting!

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  3. A beautiful sight indeed. Here in Virginia developers cut up gorgeous pieces of land into tiny lots with huge houses.. They did the same thing in Arizona... ugh.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  4. I hear what you're saying....they are building houses here too and nobody is moving into them....

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  5. I was walking my neighbourhood yesterday, And my absolute favorite lot, the one on a corner, overlooking the ocean, was all torn up. It had a amazing long winding driveway hidden by trees, and shrubs, mysterious. Now that is all gone, and there is a skeleton of a house, a gigantic monstrosity of a house in it's place.

    What can I say?

    Jen

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  6. It is a wonderful set of barns...do you have plans for a calendar for 2010?

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  7. gorgeous scenery - I hate that pastoral scenes such as this keep disappearing.

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  8. How lovely. I hope that the building plans are delayed, or at the very least, the homes are smaller and less intrusive.

    Keep documenting this lovely landscape! We may not have many of these vistas for long, especially here in New Jersey.
    Thanks -- Cass

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  9. Oh Mary , bittersweet for sure. I hate to see all the farms disappear.

    Kathy :)

    ps glad it was this kind of drive-by shooting Yikes !!!

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  10. Drive by shooting. I like that! It seems to pretty to put in houses there!

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  11. I just love it that there are 'farms' in New Jersey!!..who knew!!..I live in a rural area in the Midwest...& those 'developments' are knocking @ my back door, too...love your photos..& your blog!!..thanks for sharing!!...Lacy

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  12. Beautiful scenery... I guess I never pictured NJ as so scenic... love your photography!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. OH so lovely!!! I ALWAYS enjoy!
    Mona

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  14. Very beautiful indeed, a very atmospheric picture.

    It would be a shame to build new houses there ( even though I hear what you are saying) unless there was a 100% garantuee that people would move in there...otherwise it would just be a loss of a beautiful scene.

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