Are We Walking to Alaska

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Sunday, March 5, 2017


 An older barn on Fir Island that has been converted into an art studio. 

 Leaving Fir Island we see this barn - it is getting sadder every year.  The land is still farmed, but the barn is no longer a necessity.
 Along Hiway 20, on the way to Anacortes, there are several unused barns that are sinking back into the earth.  This one lost part of its roof this winter in a big wind storm.
 Most of the shingles are gone now, the winds have been ferocious this year.
 The yellow sign on the front of the barn - not sure if they are advertising that they are going to take this barn down - or if they want to come and salvage the wood in your old barn.  It is a Seattle phone number - Seattle is 90 miles south.
 A very well kept barn, in the typical shape of many of the barns in our area.

 I wonder if this was ever used as a barn, or simply built in the shape of a barn.  
 Goodbye old barn.
 Our favorite barn - leaning a bit more every day - I'm keeping a photo diary of its progress back to the ground.
 Another Fir Island Barn - we pass this each time we go looking for Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese.
A working barn on Fir Island - Trumpeter Swans flying past.


Anonymous said...

JoAnn, A great collection of barns. I really do enjoy the barns that are weathered and also the ones that are ready to fall down.

Powell River Books said...

I really like the way the first shot is framed and positioned. - Margy

Small City Scenes said...

Super barns, JoAnne. Those old one.....I feel so sad. If only they had a chance to tell their story. I wish in a way people wuld just tear them down if they are just going to leave them to rot. Or is there a place old barns can go and be appreciated. hmmmm

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great series of barns. I love all the well kept barns, the first one is beautiful. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Mary said...

Love them all JoAnn, and the surrounding countryside. Bet there's some beautiful art being made in that first one - it looks a place to be comfy and happy creating!

Happy week dear.
Mary x

Rose said...

Oh, my, I do not know where to begin. I would love to have that art studio...but I love every single one.
Specially that one above the caption 'Goodbye old barn.'