whenever i'm at "the farm" whether it be my dad's parents' or my mom's, i take lots of pictures of big open spaces. i take pictures of the house. i take pictures of the road fading out into the horizon. it's always the same pictures and they're never very good. but this trip, as i took my usual photos, i realized that what i'm trying to capture is not just what the farm looks like...but what it feels like. i'm trying to capture the stillness. the quiet. the freshness. the peacefulness. and that is why i'm never satisfied with my pictures. and that is why one must experience it themselves to appreciate these photos. but if you're not planning on visiting southwestern ontario anytime soon, here are some pics.
the mann homestead
the macdonald homestead