Monday, September 19, 2011

September 19


We took a little vacation last week and went up to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. While we were still in lower Michigan, we stopped at a lavender farm. The barn was huge, I loved it's shape, the star on it and the little bumped out door area.
Stepping around the barn, we saw hillsides covered with mounds of lavender. It must be gorgeous when it's blooming!


I had to include this metal chicken that stood at the back of the barn, overlooking the lavender fields. He stood about 5 feet tall. Isn't he cute?



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27 comments:

S. Etole said...

Great rooster keeping guard!

deb duty said...

I love the red barn. Great photo!

Carletta said...

I love everything about this barn!
The star and the stone foundation and the big chicken is a whimsical addition.

Rose said...

Oh, I so love this barn...love the stone foundation...love the shape. I like the area too.

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE the chicken! and the shot of that barn is great! the perspective you showed makes it look like it's just looming over you. nice!

Kathy said...

I'll bet it smells divine when it's blooming! And as for that star, that's a five-pointed star, the shape of the lone star of Texas! The five-pointed star is EVERYWHERE around here! It's great to see it in Michigan, too!

Elaine said...

Great barn and I do love that chicken!

Linnea said...

Gosh...that is a big barn. Nice how the car gives it some perspective!

Ebie said...

Carletta's barn had a quilt pattern, and yours has a star. Cute.

I think that metal rooster is adorable.

Beth said...

This is awesome, Mari! I'm esp. enamored with barns that have any kind of stone work as part of its design. The size and color enhance it as does the star.
The final touch: that whimsical rooster!
We loved the upper penninsula when we vacationed there about 10 years ago.

Cindy said...

what a great barn!

Tanya said...

great barn and love that rooster! i would love to see all that lavender in bloom!

Woody said...

Lavender farms are nice when they are in bloom, we have one nearby. Neat old barn, the star must be relatively new, it jumps out at you. The chicken is awesome.

Jill Wellington said...

Wow, Mari...I live in Michigan and would love to go to that lavender farm. Where is it?? You always have pretty pictures!

Betsy said...

That is a wonderful barn! I can't imagine how gorgeous those fields are while blooming...or the scent!

Judy said...

Wonderful photos and I love the rooster. Where did you go? My mom is from the U.P.

Shelly said...

That is awesome! I love looking at all your pictures. It is like I took the vacation also.

Glad you had a wonderful time.

Tricia said...

A big red barn & a lavender farm... sounds like a book! LoL!

It's gorgeous & I love that stone area near the door... and of course, the star... & the chicken, what a hoot & 5 feet tall? YiKeS! I'm wondering if the chicken is buried in snow in the winter? =)

Thank you muches & bunches for joining Barn Charm, Mari =)

Flohbock said...

I love the red barn! Have a nice week!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Love your photos! Such a beautiful area of the country. I used to live in Royal Oak, Michigan - wayyyy back in the 60s. Looks like you had a lovely trip to the Upper Peninsula. I'm now following your blog. Is there a way to subscribe via email?

Regards, Mari

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Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Love your photos! Such a beautiful area of the country. I used to live in Royal Oak, Michigan - wayyyy back in the 60s. Looks like you had a lovely trip to the Upper Peninsula. I'm now following your blog. Is there a way to subscribe via email?

Regards, Mari

http://www.mariscamera.blogspot.com/
Join my blog for Photography Tips.

LuAnn said...

The barn - nice - the rooster - too cool.

Connie Smiley said...

Now there's a barn with personality! Love your photos.

Glenda said...

So much to like in these pics - the unique red barn, the fields, and the giant rooster! It must smell heavenly when the lavender is blooming.

Jan n Jer said...

Great barn...I can just smell that lavender! Love that rooster too!

Debbie said...

everything i love most...a red barn, a white barn star & a silo. i don't think it get any better then this!!

you have a beautiful place here!!

Christina said...

What a great barn! I've visited a lavender farm, so pretty! Cool rooster!