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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Barns on Guemes Island

One of our favorite islands to visit is Guemes Island, just a few minute's ferry ride away from Anacortes.  It is not on the Washington State Ferry route.  The ferry is funded and maintained by the island.  We go several times a year to enjoy the beautiful scenery.  This year we searched for barns - and found some lovely ones.
 A small red barn, probably used for storage - perhaps supplies for horses.
 A large working farm on the island.  Not many of those left now.
 This one is being converted into a home
 Hiding back in the woods, another working farm
 And I must share my favorite house on the island. Everything is painted the same color of red - house, window frames, doors.  It sits in a neatly mowed lawn and is simply majestic.
 A small wooden barn with trim to match the house, sits nearby.
And even the little garden shed gets a touch of the red paint from the house.  A wonderful visit to a great island.

Barn Collective

15 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

They didn't want to waste any left-over paint!
Nice pictures.

Lea said...

Nice barns, and I love the red house!
Have a wonderful day!

Kim said...

What a lovely island to visit and enjoy the scenery and barns. Oh yes, that red painted house is a glorious sight. It sits in it's setting rather beautifully, doesn't it. I rather love the sweet little barn in the first photo. I think that would make a sweet little (very little) house.

Betty Crow said...

A converted barn is my dream home. I do like the red house painted all one color. Something I wouldn't have thought of, but turned out great.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great finds. I love the red house and the barn with the red trim. It is so pretty Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Tom said...

...JoAnn, another wonderful barn collection. The red house looks like it belongs in New England. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you can do it again.

Brian King said...

Beautiful barns!

VioletSky said...

That all red house is rather calming with its lack of decoration on building or in yard!

Michelle said...

That red house is just perfect!

The Furry Gnome said...

Had to look up where that island is.

J said...

Wow. Your favorite caught my eye, too! It has such a New England vibe - so serene and elegant. I wonder if it has been converted to a house? I love the shade of red, too! Perfect!

Rose said...

I think I might have to agree with you on the favorite house...without even seeing the others.

Kay said...

I'm in total agreement on your favorite house. It's a real beauty.

Weekend-Windup said...

It was a nice area to have a peaceful stay:)

A Colorful World said...

LOVE the red house! And how cool is it that one of the barns is being turned into a home!