Tuesday, December 30, 2008


A house sits vacant on a country road just beyond the reach of the Chicago metroplex. Just a few hundred yards away, new housing developments occupy what was once rolling farmland.

I don't know if the farming family called it quits because of hard times or sold their land to developers (or both). Either way, one way of life is making way for another. Something old has ceased. Something new waits.

Perhaps a fitting photo for the end of a year.

Photograph© 2008 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Wanda said...

James, this kind of picture filled my head with stories untold. Who lived there, were they happy, did they raise their children. Wish the walls could talk and tell us the stories.

Happy New Year...