Country Roads - Part 4

| Monday, August 29, 2016

The beauty of America's rural areas is often times hidden in plain sight. When I was growing up on the family farm in the southern part of Minnesota, I never thought twice about the barbed wire fences which marked the property lines between our farm and those of our neighbors. Through the lens of a camera, though, the detail is striking. To think that the majority of this barbed wire was made over a century ago is particularly impressive. In the name of progress and with ever-expanding farms, many of these decades old barbed wire fences are being removed. This one, which was alongside a small rural cemetery, was completely in tact and in pristine shape. Its posts weren't bent and the wire was straight and proud, nearly untouched by the many feet tall weeds which sometimes strangle rural fences.

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