Sunday, December 22, 2013

December 22

We were hit with an ice storm last night.  I had to work today and had quite a slippery drive in.  This tree is in the yard at the nursing home and gives a good idea how much ice was coating everything!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 17

The view across our street at night.

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9

This is a barn I've shared a few times before.  I was surprised to see how bad the roof looks.  The last time I shared it, there was only a slight curve to the roof.  Here it is then, and here's a picture of it in 2011.  Sad to see a nice looking barn go!

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2

Our Christmas tree is up, and hanging on it are some of the old fashioned Santa's that my husband carves.  I love seeing them every year!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27

I think this means it's time for the pumpkins to go and the Christmas decorations to come out!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 19

The flowers are still hanging on to our hydrangea tree, although most everything else is gone!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

November 17

Most of the leaves have fallen but there are a few pretty ones still coming down!

Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11

On one of my recent drives looking for Fall color, I came upon this scene.  The barn is gone but the silo remains.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November 6

We've got lots of yellow in the leaves around us this year.  I love the  golden hue it casts on the things around it.  Isn't the contrast of the gold and the bark pretty?

Monday, November 4, 2013

November 4

There's a busy road near me that I drive frequently. It runs along a lot of farm land, and set back behind the fields, I could see a barn.  Last week I decided to brave it and drive up the two track to get a better look.

Here's the view about a third of the way up the path.


This was as close as I got.  I didn't want to run into someone and be accused of trespassing.  You can't see a lot of the barn, but what I could see sure looks pretty against those trees!

Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28

I love this barn in any season.  The vines make such a statement, and I also like the white doors with the wagon wheels.  I think it's especially pretty in the Fall.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 23

I always enjoy seeing this old church, but it looks especially pretty in the Fall.

Monday, October 21, 2013

October 21


This is a barn I pass by frequently.  It's set way back from the road with fields in front of it.  It's a big barn, with a huge roof.  I like seeing the white color against the trees, especially with the colors starting to change.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16

Signs of the season - pumpkins for sale and a little color change in the leaves.

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14

We found this barn a few weeks ago when we were out for a drive.  It's developed quite a lean and the trees and growth look like they're taking over.  I bet it was a nice barn in its day!

Friday, October 11, 2013

October 10

Fall is showing up here.  The leaves are just starting to change and the berries on the viburnum are brilliant right now.

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 7

My husband took me out for a morning of driving on the country roads, looking for barns.  This was one of my favorites!  There's so much to like about it; the stone foundation, the weathered wood, the tractor tucked into the space on the left side and one window on the side and the front.  Also, there is a little cross type cutout above the front window.
Such a charming barn!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October 6

This was taken as we walked on a path next to the Grand River in Grand Rapids.  I always enjoy bridges!

Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30

This may be one of the most beautiful barns I've ever seen!  It's at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.  This museum has 8 historic barns, which are filled with gorgeous cars.  This barn along with some of the others were dismantled and then reassembled at the site.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

September 23

Isn't this a cheerful little barn?  I like the windows and the flowers planted by it.  I don't think I've ever seen a red barn with a yellow door before.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

September 16

I think this old ban looks ever better with a wagon load of watermelons in front of it, don't you?

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Monday, September 2, 2013

September 2

While out on a drive recently, we found a new housing development that's perfect for us barn lovers! It's built on the site of an old farm and they kept the farm feel about it. 

This is the entrance to the community.  I knew when I saw this that it would be good.

Part of this was the old barn on the property.  They renovated it and it's now home to a pool and a community room.

Outside that barn is this old piece of farm equipment.  Don't you think it makes a great bike rack?

And here's an old silo, cleaned and renovated as an accent.   If I was going to live in a development, this would be a good one!

For more barns, stop over and see Tricia at Bluff Area Daily.

Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26

We were driving home one night last week and my husband decided to take the indirect route home. I always enjoy that - you never know what you might find! On this evening we found something good. He was driving along when I yelled "stop" because I saw this great barn being worked on. Being the good husband he is, he stopped on the side of the road so I could get a few pictures.

They've torn much of this barn away to fix it up.  It looks like it'll be almost new when they finish it.

Here's a close-up that shows a potential inhabitant.  If you look closely, on the right side of the white stack of materials you can see a chicken.

This is the beautiful house next to the barn.   I think I could live here!
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Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19

I was driving to work this weekend, enjoying the beautiful sunrise and misty sky, when this farm scene caught my eye.  You can't see much of the barn, but I thought the whole scene was really pretty!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12

I found this old barn on a misty morning last week.  You can see the remnants of the mist hanging along the grass.  I like the simple shape of this one and also the faded gray color.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

August 5


  Isn't this an unusual barn?  I like all the windows, but I wonder about that door in the middle.  How do you suppose they use it?
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Monday, July 29, 2013

July 29

I was driving down a back road a few days ago, when my daughter told me I had just driven past an old, falling down barn.  I asked if it was worth turning around, and she said "You would like it".  So, I turned around and found thisgreat old barn with a bonus tractor in it.  It doesn't look like it's going to be standing for too long, so I'm glad she saw it!
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Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15

It was quite a sunny day when I came across this great old barn, so you'll have to excuse the glare.  I really like the gray wood and all the little windows.

I wonder if this section was added on later.  Isn't it landscaped nicely?

For more barns, stop and see Tricia at Bluff Area Daily.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July 10

This was the view from my living room one morning this week.  I love mornings like this!

Monday, July 8, 2013

July 8

I spotted this little barn at the end of a long drive.  It's on property by itself with no house, but someone is keeping everything mowed nicely.  I think the red barn looks nice surrounded by all the green.
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Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24

I found this unusual barn last week.  I love the right side of it.  It looks almost like an old church.  The left side looks like they added an industrial garage to it. 

There were lots of horses in the pasture in front of it.  Aren't they pretty?

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Monday, June 17, 2013

June 17

I came across this abandoned barn on a gravel road, out in the country.  As you can see there are trees and plants growing up all around it, so it's hard to get a good view.
Next to it was an old house which was also abandoned.

It looks like it was a cute house in its day.  This view isn't too bad, but the sides of this house were in worse condition.
When I see places like this, I always wonder about the people who lived there, the kids who played in this yard and the work that happened in that barn.  I'm sure those people would be sad to see how it looks now.

For more barns, visit Tricia at Bluff Area Daily.

Monday, June 10, 2013

June 10

I found these sad remains of a barn on a gravel road the other day.  It looks like it was long but not very tall.  I can see lots of windows running near to the ground on the front of it.  I like the little 4 paned window on the side too.

For more barns, stop over and see Tricia at Bluff Area Daily.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June 3

This old barn sits on a property my church purchased to put up a new building.
Unfortunately that means it will be coming down at some time.  It's not in the greatest condition though, as you will see in the other pictures.

Here's a side view of the barn.


The back is being taken over by vines.


Here's the upper loft, with plenty of daylight shining in.


This one taken through the old broken window shows the field in the back where the new building is planned.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28

It may be just a weed, but isn't it pretty in the sunshine?

Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20

This is a standard Michigan barn.  This shape seems to be the most common in my area, and most of our barns are red.  It's interesting that the side is faded to nearly gray, while the front remains quite red.  I like the double doors on front and the tin roof.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13

Here's a big, old barn that appears to be in pretty good shape. The silo however, looks like the vines are taking over.

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