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FILLING THE FOOD BASKET
by Adelaide B. Shaw

"Barns are iconic images, probably the most important buildings on a farm, housing animals, equipment, tools, fodder and grain. Each tells a story of those who now or did use these barns in their pursuit of making a living. Every barn tells a different story, some of success, some of failure, some in between, and some are retold as something else. I try to photograph every barn I see. It is my way of paying homage to those who fill our food basket."

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Adelaide lives in Somers, NY. She has been creating Japanese poetic forms—haiku, haibun, tanka, tanka prose and photo haiga—for nearly fifty years and has been published widely. Her collection of haiku, An Unknown Road, won third place in the Haiku Society of America’s Merit Book Award in 2009. Her second book of haiku, The Distance I’ve Come, is available on Cyberwit and Amazon. She also writes fiction and non-fiction and has been published in several journals. Some of her published Japanese short form poetry are posted on her blog, White Petals.