Are We Walking to Alaska

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Sunday, March 26, 2017


Out for a drive - we decided to head to Snohomish County - south of where we usually go to see the Trumpeter Swans and the Snow Geese.  We weren't looking for birds - but for barns.  A completely different area with barns we'd never seen before.
 A working barn, with a new tin roof
 In need of repair - sitting on a soggy lot with seasonal ponds surrounding it.  It rained almost the entire day we were in Snohomish County.
 Excellent barn - a bit smudgy in a drive-by shot.
 This old barn and the next one were sitting just a few feet apart on the same property.
 Similarly shaped barn sits on a once profitable farm - two big barns on the same property is unusual.
 No longer usable
 Sad and sinking back into the earth
 A barn that remains in the middle of the Snohomish Small Plane Airport - probably used only for storage these days.
Along the way we came across a covered bridge.  Good shot for a drive-by,
 We took a side road off to Granite Falls and found the delightful restaurant - Buzz Inn.  There are several in the state - best food we've ever had - and at exceptionally good prices - two things we love in a restaurant.  Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared.

Now if they would just put a Buzz Inn in Bellingham.
Our table was right next to this fireplace - perfect for a cozy dinner on a rainy evening.


Tom said...

Hi JoAnn, I love #2, to get out to it you'd need you muck boots. The style of #4 and 5 is quite different than the barns that I would see here. A covered bridge is the frosting on the cake. Thanks for sharing this week, please stop back again.

Rose said...

Oh, my, sure captures some beauties...and would love to have ended up at that restaurant.

Michelle said...

I love the roof on #4 and 5. Not something I see here in Kentucky very often!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't mind seeing that covered bridge. You saw some great structures!

Julie Fukuda said...

It is hard to believe that there are still barns out there that you have not seen. I remember times when Ohio had many covered bridges but I suppose they may be long gone.

Powell River Books said...

We went to the Buzz Inn in Arlington while they were working on our plane. Nice to find good food on a trip. - Margy

Electric | Journal said...

I've seen a few of these barns, driving the back roads in the MX-5. The Gothic style barn (in #4 & #5) is one of my favorites. Can you imagine roofing these barns, with their nearly vertical roof? Yikes! Now that spring has arrived, a road trip north to photograph barns sounds like a good idea, maybe combined with the tulip festival next month.