Wordless Wednesday – Winter Barn

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Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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65 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Winter Barn

  1. Anne says:

    That is an enormous barn! The yellow walls look cheerful.

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Fascinating. There is an abandoned dairy farm on the Indian Res near us. I think you motivated me to go take some photos of it.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cindy. I love old barns and this one is still well-cared for. Our area has lost so many of these great barns, this one is a prize. I hope you post your shots. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. An excellent composition

  4. Joanne says:

    Wonderful! You don’t see barns like this one in Australia.

  5. Now that’s a BARN! Handsome one too.

  6. Treah Pichette says:

    This should be a painting! I love the yellow & white.

  7. Alice says:

    It must smell like warm cows & hay and maybe some calves, already. I wonder how old the barn is.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I grew up just up the road and it has been there (and yellow) all my life. At least four generations I believe. They used to raise Guernsey cows, now Holsteins. I used to love petting the brown cows and always had a favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Cold but soothing …. or is it soothing but cold?

  9. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never seen a yellow barn. It’s wonderful.

  10. What a surprise to see a yellow barn, I love it, Eliza!

  11. Very nice Eliza! That is one large barn! Plus I never saw a yellow barn!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Reed! Out of the shot are an equal number of outbuildings, so it is a large farm for our area. It is an uncommon color, but this one has been yellow since before I was born, right down the road from where I grew up.

  12. I love this shot! It is so full of time, history and story. So many angles – and I love a yellow barn!!!

  13. tippysmom2 says:

    Great picture. I don’t think I have ever encountered a yellow barn either. It’s so cool that it is different. I love old barns. There’s just something about them that gets to me…esp the ones that are now toppling over due to not being used anymore. I guess bygone days that I wish could return.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Vicki. Our area has lost dozens of barns and more crumble away each year as the younger generations leave the tough farming life. It is wonderful to see the few that are still in use.

  14. I love yellow barns, lovely shot!

  15. pbmgarden says:

    Great image. Enjoyed reading your comments about the yellow barn. Something special about old buildings–they have stories.

  16. Leah says:

    Just beautiful, Eliza!

  17. Kris P says:

    As I sit at my desk shivering (it’s 53F outside), I realize how much of a wimp I am. I don’t think I could handle cold like you’ve got – my mother was right that my Scandinavian roots have been deeply buried.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      ๐Ÿ˜€ The secret is the slow march of day temperatures up or down and the transforming of capillaries, I’m told. We’re more sensitive to sudden swings in temps. Our bodies need several days to adjust. I’ve noticed that on past winter visits to the Caribbean – my body couldn’t cool itself well for several days.

  18. This is a lovely composition. There are so many textures and patterns. The yellow tones stitch the whole thing together.

  19. susurrus says:

    This looks like a painting.

  20. Irene says:

    Wow! That is a lovely image of an incredible barn. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

  21. Cathy says:

    What a lovely shot Eliza. This looks amazingly similar to some of the old farmyards near us.

  22. Debbie says:

    I don’t usually see yellow barns here — red seems to be the more popular color. But wow, the yellow really stands out, doesn’t it!?!

  23. Jane Lurie says:

    What a complex. Pretty barn with its attractive cupola. Lovely shot, Eliza.

  24. Barns depict life…. and the beauty of existence.

  25. Jet Eliot says:

    It’s a great thing these days to see working farms (so many stand empty), and your photo did a great job of capturing the aliveness of this farm, Eliza. Wonderful.

  26. So New England and great to see those that remain. We need more farms.

  27. ladyfi says:

    Wow – gorgeous! Would make a great house.

  28. naturebackin says:

    Beautiful and lovely to know it graces a still working family farm.

  29. Whoa…that’s one. very. big. barn!! Love the snow dusting.

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