A to Z Challenge: A is for Abandoned (#AtoZChallenge)
Welcome to my April 2017 Great and Powerful 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!
I’ve revealed my theme (The A to Z of Wabi Sabi: an exploration of wabi-sabi photography (and accompanying commentary), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters more on the fly than I originally planned 🙂
Anyway, here we go…A is for Abandoned. Farm buildings, in this case. In Saskatchewan to be more specific.
So, just to be clear, my A to Z challenge posts will contain photos I have taken, preferably recently (like, this month – even on the day of my posting!) but sometimes, photos from the past (because I couldn’t, or didn’t, find anything to take a picture of more recently…) Then, I will tell you a bit about my daily word choice and about the pictures that go with it, in the spirit that is Wabi Sabi. Ready to begin?
On my trip last fall, I found myself drawn to abandoned things. Broken things. Things that other people might sat were not beautiful enough to take pictures of. Susan found the word for my photography muse: Wabi Sabi, And nothing represents this more for me than abandoned buildings. There is a wistfulness about them; I was going to say sadness, but I don’t feel sad when I look at them. I wonder who lived there, and what kind of life they had, and why they left. But I especially love the way these man-made structures slowly melt back into the natural landscape. Also, they make great scary pictures when you make them black and white!
Here are some of the abandoned buildings I saw last September:
Thanks for visiting my first A to Z Challenge post of 2018. You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs). Stay tuned for B is for… Tomorrow!!