The structure has been slowly collapsing for several years. I am very glad I photographed the landmark in May because during a trip to the Deep Creek Lake Area for Deep Creek 2014 earlier this month, as my photo shows above, I found that the barn had taken a turn for the worse. It appeared the center of the barn’s roof had caved in. (please see more text and photos of the barn taken in happier days below)
Just 12 months ago (photo below) it looked like the barn might hang in there for a little big longer but a winter of heavy, wet snow proved to be more weight than the old barn could survive.
The once majestic structure is now slowly fading away.
Below are two photos comparing the barn’s condition in May 2014 and September 2013 respectively.
The old barn is a reminder for me that you can never take a photo opportunity for granted. You need to take a minute to stop and smell the visual roses. There is no guarantee a photo you see today will be there tomorrow, or next week, or next spring.