A Murder of Crows

We live in a condo complex of mixed architecture - newer townhouses, a converted brick mill from the 1800s and a large shared courtyard. My back door looks across this beautiful green space to the mill - I love "my" back yard. Even with the occasional crows that conspire on that mill's roof to dive-bomb my patio and steal strawberries. They are often successful but I plant extra. On a day lamenting lost fruit, I was hunting for inspiration at Architectural Salvage in Exeter, NH. In a dusty corner I came upon this great barn door (it came out of a estate nearby and was made in about 1750) just begging to find a new home. Instantly I saw 'my crows' flying across it in my mind. The hand forged hardware is stunning and I left it all intact. The piece is for sale - $1000.

30"x63" oil on salvaged pine barn door with forged hardware

30″x63″ oil on salvaged pine barn door with hand forged hardware