For years, I have passed by this old tobacco barn sitting astride US 220 between Martinsville, Virginia and Greensboro, North Carolina. However, it was not until a few months ago that I noticed it out of the corner of my eye while speeding past. Afterwards, I promised myself I’d stop there some day, but I never did. The “light” was always wrong, or else the traffic behind me made it unsafe to pull over and park on the shoulder of the busy highway. Then, last week, it all came together. The sun was setting low on the horizon, no traffic was behind, and with me and my camera at the ready. What had always caught my attention was the old farm wagon sitting underneath a tin roof on the side of the log-cribbed tobacco drying barn…still a very common sight along the Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Region. As I drove away satisfied with what I had captured with my Nikon, I checked another “to-do” off my list. Now, on to about a thousand others waiting for the months ahead!

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