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.