Monday, January 2, 2012

January 3


This barn belongs to one of my nursing home residents. I showed her this picture and she wondered why I would take a picture of "that old barn". I told her it's a great old barn with character!
She said it's just used for storage now, but it used to hold the hay and for some years they had horses in it.
It's nice to know a little bit about one of the barns I photograph!


For more barns, visit Tricia at Bluff Area Daily.

27 comments:

Kim, USA said...

It's really nice to hear what's the story behind each barn. If only walls could talk ^_^ Happy New Year!

Barn Charm

Susan said...

I'm amazed that you are doing the 365 pictures for the third year. I really admire you for the discipline you have and show, Mari.

TexWisGirl said...

i really like how you framed it with the grasses. :) nice to show someone old things are still appreciated!

Susan said...

Beautiful, I love the sunrise or sunset colors in the back.

Jeannelle said...

Funny how we suddenly realize we should be taking photos of these old buildings. Nice shot. Happy Barn Charm!

Kathy said...

I think we all realize that as we get more and more interested in photography we learn to see things in objects that others often ignore or overlook. It's just part of what we become. Happy New Year, Mari!

S. Etole said...

It's good to see you back again! Your skies look similar to ours here.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I really like the old barns and this one is charming. Beautiful photo! It's nice, too, to know a bit about how it's used.
Love your header photos, too!

Carletta said...

Love this shot!
What lovely composition - the teasel in the corner, the peaking sunset/rise and the cloudy sky - a load of charm!

Southwest Arkie said...

Beautiful old barn and the setting is just gorgeous.

Jill said...

Lovely! Even more special since you know the owner and know the history. It's such a pretty setting.

Debbie said...

this is a wonderful photograph and a very charming barn.

i often try to get information on the barns i photograph but most times i come up with zippo. i do knock on doors and make myself known!!

i love the little glimpse's of sunrise/sunset (i bet it's a sunrise, on your way to work) on the edges of the photo!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Awww, bless her heart! Wonderful shot, esp w/ the colors of the sun setting/rising on the sides & the snow, too!

Great ol barn & yes, it IS nice to know a bit more about the barns we shoot!

Thank you very much for joining, much appreciated! =)

Rose said...

I love that you were able to give us a little bit of the history...and I like the barn, too.

Michelle Renee said...

I like pics of old barns...I think they're quite charming. I really like how you captured this one with the cattails in the foreground as an anchor. I've missed you Mari. Thanks for thinking about me and keeping me in prayer. :)

Linnea said...

I think it's a beautiful barn too! I bet it would be fun to photograph later on in springtime for comparison. I like the other barn you posted earlier too. Happy new year to you!

Beth said...

It's lovely in its simplicity. The sky behind it is gorgeous and your shot really shows off the barn in its great setting.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Mari, It's nice to see your photo and the barn is lovely regardless of how it's used.

I'm sending you Happy new Year wishes and hope it's a wonderful year for you and your family.

xo jj

Susanna said...

I can believe that you have said that!
I wish you a Happy 2012 in Zutphen; hahahaha! And I'm looking forward to see more photo's of you!

icedgurl said...

trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

cheers!
..TREK..

Christina said...

Nice shot with a dusting of snow, and the sun and clouds.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Snow, yay! You're right. When I photograph old homes, I want to know who lived there and built it. Old houses (and barns) have character and stories. It's a shame that they fall down.

Sujomi said...

I always like hearing about the history of the old buildings. How fortunate that you were able to talk to the owner to be able to preserve it's story.

Genie said...

Her comment is so typical of MY mother. She had all of these beautiful old family trinkets in a shoe box. When I found it she could not understand why I would want that old junk. That junk is a true treasure of family history for me just like this barn. Glad you took this beautiful shot. genie

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Nezzy said...

Even more than the beauty of this charmin' old barn I adore that beautiful sky framing the old structure. Beautiful capture sweetie.

God bless ya and have a fabulous weekend friend! :o)

Bob said...

That is a well loved barn. It looks like you are getting about as much snow as we are this year. What didn't melt yesterday in 43° weather, melted today at 48°!! This is not Wisconsin anymore......Thanks for taking a peek at my barns, only 165 to go as I passed 200 today!!

Bob