Images of a vanishing American icon captured by Ernest J. Schweit
Farmhouse of mystery
The old farmhouse looked scary, almost like a haunted house, when we found it on a recent fall morning. Of course, the muted light from a rain shower passing through McHenry County didn't hurt the effect. An abandoned house like this --with its prevailing sense of mystery--seems to pose more questions then it answers. But that's fine. It might look ugly to some, but I see a beauty in it that rivals one of those the big houses with a longest drive-way.