Friday, July 4, 2014

Barnstorming!

On the way to yoga class, down a winding country road, there's an old barn that grabs my attention every time I pass it. Finally I got a few photos of the charming place, thanks to my chauffeur stopping the car in the middle of the road so that I could lean out the window and grab some shots.



It's a two-part barn, which is interesting in itself, set on a slope so that one building is higher than the other.


It's charming and bucolic in the way that barns are
to city folk like myself.


But what really fascinates me is the sag in the middle where the two structures adjoin each other.



I didn't manage to get a photo that really shows just how much they dip in the middle but I tried for so long that night finally fell upon the scene.



Well, not really, but orange you glad that I played with the picture?
Here's the other end of the barn as we drive past it, heading home.



One last glance down the field
 between the barns and the farm house.
Hands up all those who can spot the cat in the grass!

For a completely romanticized version of this bent barn, just hop over to my art blog, Ragzedge.  It's well worth the exercise, I promise you, if you are at all romantically inclined.

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  1. Nice! I am not sure which I like better ....the artsy one or these....but for sure it's a very nice barn!

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    1. No need to choose! Glad you like what you see here...and there, and that you appreciate the barn.

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  2. So nice to have a chauffeur who obeys your every command ! Maybe you could start calling him : Barny ...

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    1. My chauffeur has quite enough names...and chapeaux. And really, he only stops when it so pleases him...but I'll take what I can get.
      :-)

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  3. I LOVE bad puns, Lynne, so found this post very entertaining, along with the one on your other blog! Owen is pretty punny, too...

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    1. What do you mean "bad" puns?! LOL! They're so bad they're good, I guess. Didn't take you long to get Owen pegged; a real punster for sure. Glad to find that we have even another creative interest in common, Sharmon.
      :-D

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  4. they create some very photogenic shapes for sure....

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    1. You're so right, Catherine: who can resist taking a picture of an old barn, given half a chance?

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  5. Truly gorgeous, Lynne. I hope somebody restores it fast--it's on its last legs. There aren't that many of these beauties left.

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    1. I doubt that these barns will be restored. This is not a wealthy area. And the roof's still on! I'm happy you like the pix, Jann.

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  6. Charming indeed to look at! - but perhaps a nightmare to own. Will the poor barns fall down?
    And yes, I can see the cat.
    Splendid photos as ever.

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    1. Would certainly be a nightmare to own if one had any thoughts/hopes of refurbishing it. But I think it's still functional, and that's what would count to the present owners, I guess. I imagine the barns will eventually fall, as so many in the area have already done. Especially with the big heavy snows of winter we have around these parts. The farm house doesn't look in much better shape than the barn, I'm afraid. People make do. Or give up and leave it all behind.

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  7. My hand is raised like a cattail.

    It's beautiful in its state of disrepair. But that dip kind of scares me when I think of the addition on our house..

    Fun stuff.. your playing around with the images.

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    1. I see that hand waving in the air like the nervous twitching of a cat's tail. Good for you, Hilary! But can you detect the mouse the cat is stalking? Just kidding! Though if anyone could, I'm sure it would be you. You'd be right in there with your macro lens photographing and saving the wee beastie from becoming a cat snack.

      I think the sagging of the barn took many decades so if that's any indication, your house should hopefully be sound for some time to come. If not...photo ops galore!

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  8. I can see why you're fascinated. Any building that sags like that yet still stays up is interesting. I suppose its frame was made from twisted trees, as is sometimes the case with old buildings. The other day we were in a medieval abbey and one of the Norman round headed arches was a very odd shape - however in that case, the problem was that the central spire had in fact fallen down a few hundred years ago. Obviously the arch is stable now, but it made me think about how the people must have felt hundreds of years ago as they watched the arches buckle slowly out of shape......

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  9. I could totally live in there!! (You did say "Sag" in the middle...?)

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