Saturday, December 04, 2010

farm country

Over Thanksgiving we toured the countryside around Halcyon Farm, in Glen, New York, just northwest of Albany.  My aunt and uncle drove us around to see the amazing rolling farmland and old barns, farmhouses, and outbuildings.

I loved the colors of these beehives.

Farm equipment looks like sculpture.

 People over 100 years ago left their names on the beams in one of the barns.
 Little family cemeteries dot the hills.

 His and hers outhouses behind the Baptist Church.

A view inside the silo.

Abandoned homes and farms dot the landscape.

A number of old abandoned farms have been bought by the Amish, 
and there is now a thriving Amish community in this area of eastern New York.

To see photos of our family and Thanksgiving family fun, click here.


  1. Gorgeous photos. It looks like you had a nice time.

  2. These photos are absolutely amazing.

    xo Erin

  3. Lucy, these are stunning. What an amazing story told from the first image to the last.

  4. These have a distinctive New England feeling to them, coupled with something I can only describe as how I felt traveling through parts of Indian Reservation lands in Oregon & Washington...I think it's winter farmland that makes me catch that mood. Lovely shots, Lucy. The little girl with the boots and the logs touches something in me.

  5. Lucy -- these are absolutely stunning. Swoon right out loud, in fact.

  6. These photos are beautiful, Lucy. I am especially moved by the white headstone for the infant, 150+ years ago, and every line of text is a different font. Thanks for posting these.

  7. You captured this adventure so well. Beautiful.

  8. I love the bee-hive picture - I hope that is on a wall somewhere... love the colors...