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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hiway 20 Barns

Almost all these barns are drive-by shots.  This is a very busy hiway, it leads to Anacortes, WA and the main terminal for this area to the San Juan Islands.  No stopping to get photos - it is four lanes and always busy, as there is either a ferry coming in - or about to leave.
 Bright red painted doors and clean white paint - and the back right side the barn is falling down.
 Another view of the same barn.
 All of today's barns are straight slant roofs instead of the traditional area barns which have the Gambrel roof.
 Most have a bit of a flare in the roof part way down - again to give more hay storage space.  Lots of dandelions this year.
 Once grand, now shabby - but the window frames are still there.
 Second view as we whizzed by
 And a third view
 No longer in use - and stacked in front of the barn are bundles of posts used to stake the ends of the massive raspberry fields nearby.  The raspberry bushes are tied up to the wires that run between the stakes.


Lorrie said...

Barns that look good on one side and are falling down on another wouldn't be very useful, would they? But they make great photos.

The Furry Gnome said...

Those wide flared roof barns must have a lot of space inside. Can't think of a barn like that around here.

Tom said...

...JoAnn, I hate it when I see some wonderful barns along a busy road and there just isn't a spot to pull over! You captured these well. The roofline of your barns are so much different from what I see around here. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate having you linkup!

Rose said...

These are all good looking barns, and the one you gave three views of is something else! Always enjoy all the barns you show.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great series of barn shots. We traveled on Rt 20 during our recent trip. We went as far as Rockport State Park, staying in Anacortes and all the way to Port Angeles. Beautiful scenery along the way. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Granny Sue said...

Barns are dying out here, I think. No dairies, and everyone is going to round balers. It's sad to watch these giants sink to their knees.