Are We Walking to Alaska

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Barns in the Summer

We have such glorious summers in NW Washington - mild temperatures - bright blue skies and lovely green scenery.  Absolutely the best summers of any place we've lived - and we've lived a lot of places.  

Alaska, Texas, back to Alaska, back to Texas (it's a long story), Wisconsin, Northern California, more northern in California, Kansas, back to California (in the lower desert), northern California and finally  NW Washington.  We've stopped now - we've found the perfect place to live.  Long lovely springtime, mild and beautiful summers, good and rainy autumn and mild winters. Let's see some of the barns in perfect summer settings.
 A favorite barn - always ready for a photo shoot
 It sits atop a lovely little hillside
 Some barns are old and weary - sitting in green hayfields
 Sad but not lonely - the cows are in the barnyard 
 Well tended with the third crop of hay this summer growing in the fields
 A great mountain backdrop - with corn to the right of the barn and hayfield in front
 I've shown this one before - but it almost takes my breath away each time we pass and I just have to take one more photo.  The field is about ready for harvest.
 A drive in the country takes us past so many beautiful farms
A wider view shows us four farms - looking around we counted 17 farms visible from this same spot.


Julie Fukuda said...

In a place with so little rain in the summer, it is amazing to see so many farms.

Kim said...

Oh my, you have lived in a lot of places. I love that white barn. How I would love that one.....I would live in it!

Tom said...

...JoAnn, so many of these barns take my breath away! The red ones this week are showstoppers and oh those old weathered ones. Thanks for sharing all of your gorgeous barns, I hope that you have saved a few for another day!

Lea said...

The second photos is my favorite
Have a wonderful day!

Mary said...

The barns, farms and landscapes are just amazingly beautiful your way JoAnn - I am hoping to return sooner rather than later to the Pacific Northwest, one of my favorite spots in the country.
You have moved quite a lot - glad you have found your forever place - I think you made the right choice!
Have a great Sunday - Mary

A Colorful World said...

Such wonderful barns! I agree, you have moved a lot, but I don't think you have us beat! :-) We are enjoying Central Oregon, and hope this is IT!

Rose said...

Sounds like you do live in about the perfect place...these are wonderful. I could never pick a favorite. 17 farms from one spot! That is awesome.

Powell River Books said...

Where is the summer going? We still have good weather but I see leaves starting to turn and fall. - Margy

ellen b. said...

What a wonderful series of barns JoAnn!

Kay said...

You've shown some lovely examples of why your corner of the world is a perfect piece of heaven. And clearly with as many times as you've moved you know perfection when you've found it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such beautiful countryside -- it was interesting to read about all the places you've lived; of course I knew about Alaska (from the book) but did not know about the rest of the journey to find your perfect spot! (Could there be another book in all that by any chance?)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a gorgeous part of the US to live in, and sounds great with the seasons all being mild. I always thought it rained alot in the Pacific NW, are you close to the ocean?
Beautiful barns!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really do live in a beautiful part of the country and see some of the biggest barns! Do the race horses that you ride live in one of these? You really should stick with ponies and give up riding those race horses! hahaha! Enjoy your day sweet friend! Hugs, Diane (who is just kidding of course)