© 2012 Michael Fiveson

This beautiful barn is perhaps the nicest I have seen. It certainly must be used for something, and does not appear to be neglected in any way whatsoever. In fact, it almost looks to be decorative and was on some really nice property. I’d live in this barn, happily.

3 Haiku Wednesday-Yard

© 2012  Michael Fiveson


laughter filled this yard

and then the years fell away

adults now, still loved


the still of country

sweet breezes and lemonade

life is slipping by


I have tasted joy

quiet mornings spent with you

that’s my religion

Of Long Ago

While driving through back roads I came upon an old abandoned home…

I went inside to take a look and this first picture was in the living room looking inward toward a bedroom and the kitchen.

I thought the light spilling into the bedroom was fabulous and surreal.

I moved into the kitchen and could feel that life was once very hard here. Again the light was pastel in quality.

I moved next into the bathroom and in here I felt an eerie presence.

This is a view from the hallway, dripping with light, leading to the back door.This picture was from the living room as I was leaving. There were all kind of droppings throughout the house and this couch was especially nasty.

© 2012  Michael Fiveson

Looking past the filth I was able to get a feel for how difficult life would have been in this small home where crops and cattle would have been tended on many acres of land. That is not to say that a happy and loving family did not grow up here. My best guess is that this home was from the 1930’s or 40’s.

Horse and Barn

© 2012  Michael Fiveson

I am drawn to barns like a fly to a horse. For me there is something serene and tranquil about animals well cared for in a country setting. When I walked up to this barn a very sweet horse came out to say hello. Behind him you can see a chicken coop with part of a chicken exposed.