2014 Year in Review : A Twisted Barn Story

Before the new year gets off to a roaring start,  I thought it would be fun to look back on some of the most viewed and most “liked” posts on this blog. I may also throw in a couple of my personal favorites that may have not received that much attention their first time out. For some of these Year in Review stories, I may add other photos or additional notes that have similar subject matter but did not run in the particular post the first time out. I will also provide a link to the original version.

For those of you who missed these posts the first time out,  I hope you will enjoy  them.  For those long timers  I hope you will enjoy taking a second look. Over the next week or so I will also be running new posts as warranted so please keep an eye on the ISBAA dailies.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made this blog a success. Please see more text and photos below.

This post below Twisted Barn take a turn for the Worst originally ran Sept. 23 2014 and it is on the 2014 ISBAA Top 10 most viewed list. Enjoy!

September 2014
September 2014

This past May I received a friendly note on Facebook that I better get over to the old barn on Mayhew Inn Road near Deep Creek Lake because the barn is fading fast. (see May 2014 photo below) 

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.

old barn mayhew inn road
The Old Barn on Mayhew Inn Road in Garrett County, Md., May 2014


The Barn in Better Days  in January 2010
The Barn in Better Days in January 2010


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.

May 2014 View of the Barn
May 2014 View of the Barn
The Barn in September 2013
The Barn in September 2013


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