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Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Barn Collective

Barns near Ferndale, Washington
 Still in use - but not for farming - just storage
 Almost down to the ground - its glory days are long gone.  Do you think it rests and reflects about all that went on when it was a working barn?
 Off in the distance
 A sad little shed
 About to tumble down the hill
And a glorious sunlit day with Mt. Baker in the background of a busy, thriving farm


18 comments:

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Fascinating images!
Happy Sunlit Sunday!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, great collection of barn images. The first photo is my favorite. And I love the last shot of Mt Baker!
Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

oops, most of us have probably seen a few tumbled barns here and there too. The shed looks like its knees gave out.

The Furry Gnome said...

What a wonderful header for a west coast spring! Some of those barns on the other hand....!

Peggy Jones said...

Makes my heart sad to see the falling barns. If only they could talk. Have a great week.

Lea said...

All things return to the earth from which they came.
The last photo is stunningly beautiful!
Have a blessed day!
Lea

genie said...

I am so used to seeing old farm buildings that have fallen to the ground. I actually watched one start falling and then finally the building hitting the ground, and then I so the backhoe come come in and push off all of the boards. It was amazing and was so sad to watch over a period of years. I love that first shot. Washington is such a gorgeous state. My son lives on Bainbridge Island. I have seen many wonderful barns there. I , too would love to know the stories the fallen one you posted. Such a nice and varied post. Happy sunny Sunday from Virginia.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What is it about barns JoAnn?
I love them too. They are an important structure on a farm for housing animals in winter and storing animal food, but there's something more - I can't put my finger on it!
Wonderful post!
Shane

Snap said...

Wonderful post. I love barns ... old and new ... standing and falling down. Just think of the stories they could tell ... the history and the people.

Tom said...

What a collection JoAnn, it's a bit sad to see the barns in such despair. I would guess that all the rain that you get would damage a barn quickly if the roof wasn't in good condition. Thanks for joining in this week and please hurry back.

happywonderer.com said...

It's always fun to see Mt. Baker to the south! You found some interesting barns. Nice zoom in on that shed!
I'm visiting from Sunlit Sunday. Doesn't look like much sunshine outside my window here in the Seattle area today!

Martha said...

Beautiful pictures! I love a tumble down barn. I bet the old barn boards could be re-purposed into something fantastic. My dad once paneled his house with them.
:0)

Lorrie said...

I like the look of old barns even when they are tumbling down. It's sad, though, to think of someone who built the barn while planning for a sunny future, and now the barn is derelict. Lots of stories there, I'm sure. A beautiful sunshine day here, with intermittent showers that come down through the rain.

Rose said...

Oh, my, you sure captures some sad ones this time...but that first is fantastic.

Kay said...

That sad little shed looks like it is surrounded by gopher holes. If I didn't know better I'd suggest that maybe a bunch of gopher holes merged and ate the side of the shed! (And doesn't Mt. Baker look glorious in that last shot!?)

My Little Home and Garden said...

You've clearly illustrated a comparison of the dilapidated and the thriving farm. Imagine when that fallen barn was once part of an active farm with life in and all around it.

Karen

Felicia said...

beautiful....even the sad, falling down barns.

J said...

I do wish that barns could live forever! I know that newer ones made of metal are more practical, but there's just something about old, wooden barns that says "Heartland America" and speaks to my patriotism.