Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Stills - Barns


This week's Sunday Stills challenge is barns and who doesn't love barns! I'm always making Riff stop the car so that I can get a shot of another barn, and I grew up in Northeastern Oregon where some of the very best old red barns stand against the rugged Eagle Cap mountains. Awesome sights! This week Ed said to get a different prospective. Maybe inside the barn. Well, this week I didn't have access to the inside of a barn, so I took my camera with me on my travels hoping to get something a little different.
This first barn is in Southern Washington, outside of Grays Harbor. There were what seemed to be thousands of ducks swarming the skies above the barn and field. In this picture you can just see one leg of the swarm. I don't know what they were doing, but it was an incredible sight to see and you should have heard them all. quack...quack...quack. Incredible.


Just down the road, headed west, sits this old weathered barn. Here in the country, barns that sit close to the road like this one does are often used for advertising. Anybody up for a celebration of Washington's oldest covered bridge? Don't forget to vote for the Mayor!


I had never seen an A-Frame barn before, had you? I love this one. It is also on the Washington side of the river, out in the woods around the Deep River area. It was clear back on some country roads that we were exploring, hidden in the tree's. What I wouldn't give to go inside this on.
Thanks so much for coming on my barn tour today. Now I'm off to visit all of yours...

21 comments:

Holly said...

love the little, slightly hidden, A frame, great shot!

Twisted Fencepost said...

No, I have not seen an a-frame barn before. I wish you could have went inside too.
I love exploring the unknown.
There was an old train station near me and I could never get the time to go inside and take pics. I've heard there was an old safe and old train tickets and such inside. The other day I drove by and they had torn it down.
I should have made time. "sigh"

MariesImages said...

Wow, love them all! All great shots~

theegggather said...

All of your shots are great. Love the ducks and the a-frame, very different.

The Wife said...

You found some very cool old barns. Great job!

Pete said...

Fun. Always love advertising on barns.

Stacey's Treasures said...

I like that A frame barn. I would like to live in it.

Flo said...

Wow, what great shots. Love the A-frame.

You can see what I came up with over at my photo blog.

Ed said...

I agree the A- frame barn is a great find, nice selection of pics..:-)

dibear said...

Loved your barn pictures. I especially liked the red A-frame one, very unusual.

g said...

Great post! I love old barns.

Thanks for taking us along. If you want to see some other great old barns, make your way out to brownsmead.

ancient one said...

My husband loves old barns... that photo with the ducks is great...

Far Side of Fifty said...

An A frame barn very interesting! Thanks for sharing it! :)

Andrea said...

Wonderful shots...I love all the green!! :)

Mary said...

Paula,

Beautiful photos. I have a liking for old barns as well. Guess it is my farming background.

We saw some magnificient barns in Illinois in 2005, coming home from Arkansas. I didn't get any photos, as there were tornado warnings out. The sky was black and it was pouring rain. Wish I had been able to get some shots of them.

Enjoy your week, my friend and thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings,
Mary

Lori Skoog said...

All of theses barns are very interesting....nice shots! I have never seen an A Frame barn either.

VioletSky said...

Nice choices - and a bonus with all those ducks!

It looks like there are trees growing inside that red A-frame!

Quinn said...

Love the A Frame barn. Not only is it different and unusual, but the color is fantastic.

CTG Ponies said...

Very pretty! I really like the shot of the A-frame.

Love Bears All Things said...

I like photos of barns, too, so much character. I like the A frame barn. Looks like you could live above it. I like the way you framed it with the trees in the foreground.
I'd love to see some covered bridges. Not too many of those around anymore.
Mama Bear

Farm Chick Paula said...

I love old barns, too...*sigh*....
Beautiful pictures!