Ironically, rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher quality of life not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have.
— Don A. Dillman said that

Comments (17):

  1. Nicolas Amherd

    Apr 30, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Avec la barrière rouge QUELLE grande ferme et ARCHITECTURE la forme de son toit SUPERBE.
    Belle soirée

  2. Bill Phillips

    Apr 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Quality of life is not just about material possessions.

    This is a fine looking barn. Inlike anything I have seen here

  3. Steven

    Apr 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Oh, how I can relate to your sentiment! Beautiful barn with interesting tones!

  4. Willem

    Apr 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Typical American, beautiful and interesting photo.

  5. Barbara Thomas

    Apr 30, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Really pretty barn. I don’t see many of that style around here.

  6. Steve

    Apr 30, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    A beautiful image. Having grown up in rural America, I must disagree with the quote. A lot is missing there and it’s not for the better.

  7. Elaine Hancock

    Apr 30, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    That comment is so true. A wonderful image. I love this old barn.

  8. Harry

    Apr 30, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    the bright white of the roof is nearly lost in the featureless sky, but the red fencing makes a nice border.

  9. Ginnie

    May 1, 2019 at 1:03 am

    WOW, Sherri. I really like that sentiment from Don Dillman. Asa I often say, quoting my sister,I think farm DNA is in all of us. Maybe that’s why we have the longing to return!

  10. Elaine K

    May 1, 2019 at 2:21 am

    it doesn’t have neighbours complaining about your dog barking. it doesn’t have the busy noises of the street. it doesn’t have that kind of stress… love the pic!

  11. grouser

    May 1, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Nice Mansard roof. re the quote that would be lack of pollution and development then I guess. Hardly Ironic as the reasons for that are all positive attributes

  12. Anne

    May 1, 2019 at 9:11 am

    An interesting looking building.

  13. ruthie

    May 1, 2019 at 9:18 am

    This reminds me of my grandfather’s barn from my childhood. I live in a ruRAL AREA AND MUST ADMIT I LIKE WHAT IT DOES NOT HAVE.

  14. Elizabeth Buckalew

    May 1, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Beautiful image, Sherri! And it wonderfully illustrates the very true quote…

  15. Diane

    May 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    so true. Plus what it once used to have. I love these ones you take with the negative space — all that sky is surely essential to the success of this fine image.

  16. Anita Bower

    May 13, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Interesting barn. The red railings are a bonus. I live in rural america for the very reason stated in your quote.


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