Four of us had gone to see the beautiful Ananda Gardens outside of Nevada City. I read about it on line and knew that their famous tulips were only available for viewing a few weekends a year. It was when we were on our way home that we stumbled upon this old barn.
Everything about the barn was saying "Do not trespass!" however as we passed it we knew we had to stop and check it out. Two of us had our cameras out and were taking photographs. Three had the nerve to step over the yellow caution tape and get close. However, since I don't always use the restraint that I should use, I walked inside the barn along with one of my companions.
It was a mess inside. I wasn't thinking as much about the barn falling in on me while I was standing there as I was about snakes and any other living things that might be lurking in the weeds that were growing on the barn floor. I very carefully stepped over pieces of wood and items of unknown origin lying on the ground as I walked around the barn.
I really wanted a good photo of this old dilapidated building. It was my friend who discovered the 'prize' that was inside the barn. I heard him say something that caused me to turn around and discover this old beat up pick up truck in a separate part of the building. I knew, then, that it would be the only truly worthwhile photo I would take that day. It also became my first sale of a large photograph later that year. I believe this represents the old and the new. The old barn and truck next to the new young tree and the beginnings of my new love of photography.