I like decay.

Before spring covers the world with growth and exuberant life, I am strangely aware of the the aged and decaying world beneath.

There are so many old buildings falling beautifully apart around me in the villages and I am irresistibly drawn to the roofs steep and sliding down to the earth.

Roof joists look like the ribs of animal carcasses picked bare by the winter crows and kites.

The roof of this barn came down in the last storm and the wind pulled it apart from the eye of sky that you can see in middle of the shot.

There has been little human to distract the eye during these covid times. Faces are not faces covered by mask (though I wholeheartedly endorse the wearing of masks to keep us all safe!) , but when faces and expressions are shuttered, I look more closely at the buildings and try to read them instead.

It is the older buildings, those with history and character who attract me and the beauty of their ageing, is both poignant and absorbing.

16 thoughts on “I like decay.

  1. dfarabee says:

    Such a gorgeous post. I was really pleased to look at the picture of the skeletal tree amongst these buildings. Yes, the decay is beautiful –I too have been looking at buildings more in the last year since seeing humans has been so odd. These pictures make me imagine that I can feel my own frame –my bones– waiting for spring.

    Take care. And thank you for this post.

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