Sunday, February 1, 2009

The 6th of 6th

I often don't discover the weekly game over at Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Fun post, but I did stumble upon it today and thought I'd play along.

This week's concept involves going to your photos folder, selecting the 6th folder and then the 6th photo in that folder and posting about it. Above is the photo in the My Pictures/6113 State Route 55 folder and here's some more information:

The photo shows the shed on the property where I grew up in Liberty, New York, about 100 miles northwest of New York City. My mother bought this property in 1976 and originally there was a very rudimentary shed in this location. The shed allowed entrance to the well house and the bomb shelter (the house was built in 1949 after all).

During the late 1970s as my mother worked on refurbishing the property she decided to build her own shed - that's how Mom was. And she made sure it was about five times larger than the previous one - big enough to house a riding lawn mower and lots of tools and gardening supplies. Mom liked the look of plain lumber which was simply water proofed without stain. The shed and the rest of the property still remains and I currently rent it out to tenants who enjoy it as much as we did when I was growing up.

My Mother's House - The Shed." Taken August, 2004. Liberty, NY. Digital image. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2009.

1 comment:

Apple said...

Love the cleome, it sets off the weathered wood well. Based on what you've shared about your mother I imagine the shed will stand a couple hundred years :-)