May, you have some very pretty shots of wooden buildings and barns - which are so interesting for me! As you know, everything is stone in this part of the world.
Pamela, thank you for your interest! In this region 'Emmental' we have woods and it's a tradition, that especially the many old and big farmhouses are built with the farmer's own timber. Many of them are hundreds of years old and still in good condition, because at this altitude (I live at 800m above sealevel) the air is dry and the timber conserves well. It gets a natural sunburn, thus protected. In case you are interested in seeing more, you will find many under the tag Farmhouse, also on my other albums. partly with a description.
Warm regards, May
Thank you so much, May for taking the time to explain this for me. In contrast, as you know, we have so much rain here in the Pennines (132cm per annum is the average) that nothing made of wood lasts long.
Did you hear that yesterday York was flooded again - the River Ouse broke its banks
warm wishes from a chilly Pennine valley
I am sorry for the people affected by the floods! It's too bad in such a short time again. Somehow the world seems to be out of balance.
All my best wishes for a nice and warm Spring!
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