September- Person, Place & Thing

farmersmarketportrait01detail-optPerson-  I met this farmer at our town’s local farmer’s market. He had the best tomatoes.

oursouthernfarmhouse-optPlace- We downsized to a small farmhouse built c. 1865-1870. The first owners were the Caldwell family who emigrated from Ireland in 1766. After a long and interesting history (which I’ll share later) it’s now our turn to be caretakers.

tentcaterpillarnest04-optThing- I’ve become fascinated with nests created by tent caterpillars. The structure is so tightly woven a bird can’t penetrate it.

(Photos- Martha Browne)

Inspired By…

…Old Farmland Photograph c. 1900.

leslie-ranch-north-dakota-farmscape-optWith so many of us living close to our neighbors, it’s hard to imagine having acres upon acres of land to call your own. But for farmers at the turn of the century, that was common. It was also something these farmers wanted to document through the use of photography.

upstateNYlandscape-optI managed to take a picture of this large New York farm just before a summer thunder storm. Click images to enlarge.

(Bottom Photo- Martha Browne)