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Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Barn Collective

The barns in our county are disappearing at an alarming rate.  I like to get photographs of them while they are still here.  Our regard for our past reflects our thoughts of our future.

Many barns are still kept up and used - and even more are in disrepair and abandoned.
 Some are old and shabby

 Some are falling down

 This is a very typical hay barn for our area
 Some have been repainted and reroofed

 Some need paint but are still in partial use

And some have a lovely view of the mountans

21 comments:

Powell River Books said...

I love barns. My grandparents were farmers, maybe it's in my blood. - Margy

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Your barn pics are superb. We have lots of barns here in the UK. Some old stone ones are renovated and turned into houses and tend to be expensive to buy, once done up.

Tom said...

JoAnn, Such a lovely collection of interesting barn styles. The roof lines of the second and tenth barns are so different from barns in the east. Fortunately in this area we have large Amish communities that seen to be building new barn regularly. Enjoy the week. Tom The Backroads Traveller

eileeninmd said...

Wow, wonderful collection of barn photos.. I love the last one with the view of the mountain...Have a great day!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love seeing barns such as the ones you have shown us today. It breaks my heart to see the ones falling down and in need of repairs. I wish they could all be saved. Capturing them on photographs is wonderful. Thank you for sharing them with us today.

Roan said...

You sure found a variety. The third from the last is my favorite, but the last one wins the prize for best view!

Rose said...

Oh, my, loved the tour of barns! I have always loves to photograph them...

J said...

As a "youngster" (is that even a word anymore? lol) I was an avid reader. The stories inspired my fondest dream - to live on a farm and have a huge barn to explore. The ones I pictured are like the first few (sad) ones here. I wish they could all be preserved because they are so iconic.

Irene said...

Hello JoAnn,

It's such a pity that barns are left to the elements, as it's our History in the making.
The scenery behind them is stunning.

luv
irene
xxxx

Amy Burzese said...

Great collection. I see a little white lamb or goat up there in one. Sweet. Thanks for sharing this week!

The Weaver of Grass said...

The farmer and I on our visits to your country have always been on the look out for these lovely barns - so different from ours over here. Isn't it sad that they are falling into disrepair.

Marigene said...

You captured some great shots, JoAnn. I love the second one, looks like if you blew on it, it would topple. Barns have always been a comforting sight for me.

LV said...

Those are awesome shots of all the different barns. Love it.

Felicia said...

wonderful series of beautiful barn images.

Julie Fukuda said...

I can't look at your pictures without smelling the barn, hearing the sounds and feeling the straw under my feet, rolling in the hay loft, greeting the owl in the rafters, ...a place of chores and a place of fun and adventure.

Kay said...

There's a barn here that looks much like your second one, only worse. The last few years haven't been kind to it. And one has collapsed completely. It's very sad.
(It was partly sunny here today, but the clouds rolled in and there it went. Winter!)

doodles n daydreams said...

I'm not sure how some of those barns are still standing. Great photos.

Diana
http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/the-old-wool-store.html

Tanya Breese said...

great barns! i feel sorry for those 2 wobbly ones!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful photos. I love photographing barns, too and many times notice they are torn down later. Enjoy your day sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

Judy said...

Wow!! those two that are leaning over are really cool! But likely could never be restored...

bettyl-NZ said...

What a variety of old barns! I wonder what tales they could tell.