Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Barn Charm 13

Lucky 13!  Hard for me to believe I have been blogging long enough to have participated in 13 Barn Charms!  It has been fun to have a reason (other than "just because I thought it was a nice shot") to photograph barns.  And, of course, it is a great excuse to get us out of the house!

This weekend I visited some childhood friends - some of them I had not seen in 47 years!  On the way home from the visit, I had a chance to se LOTS of barns I would not have seen otherwise.  Of course, it took a lot longer to get home because I was driving...so it was drive, stop, shoot, drive, stop, shoot, pull over to let someone pass, drive, stop...you get the picture!  And, that's how I got the picture!

There were so many, but today, I think I will concentrate on the abandoned ones...

First, I saw the barn...


Then I realized there were more abandoned buildings...

Farther down the road I saw this.  It may be "threadbare" and leaning, but it still has the basketball hoop attached!



Linking to Barn Charm.

19 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hi Linda, it is sad to see the houses and barns abandoned. I think the US needs more working farms and farmland and less development. Beautiful shots, thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

The second looks particularly bleak with the dull, grey trees matching the weathered wood of the farmhouse and outbuildings.

Beth said...

happy 13th!! times flies. looks like the roof is sliding. great group there. (:

Tanya said...

sounds like a fun day....great barns, i'd be scared to shoot hoops on that one though!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos.

Regards and best wishes

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You got some great shots on your drive! It's sad to see the old homes and barns abandoned. I really would like to see more of our farming history preserved!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...what character, huh? Oh if only the walls could talk, the stories these barns could tell us.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Linda that barn at the top! Now that has some charm!! I love that barn. Hope someone else does too and saves it :) Great finds Linda and your visit sounds interesting!

Dianna said...

These are great, Linda! (Around Dendron?)I know what you mean about stopping, shooting a pic, driving, stopping... Although it's usually JR doing all the driving and stopping!
I'm guessing you spent some time with Susan and Michael? I didn't hear from them, and we were out of town for the weekend.
Have a good day!

TexWisGirl said...

that 2nd shot of the old farmstead is just straight off an Americana postcard... really nice job.

Jan n Jer said...

So sad to see so many abandoned buildings...makes you wonder the story behind them!

EG Wow said...

I'm thinking it's a good thing you captured these when you did because they may not be there next time you are there. :))

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I hope you had a great catch up Linda, 47 years is a long time!!Lovely barn shots, the second image made my imagination run riot thinking of what it would have been like in it's heyday, was it a successful farm, why did it all go so wrong..guess we'll never know.

Kathy said...

A neat collection. Basketballs are hard to dribble on grass, aren't they?

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your barn photos are great. I love taking pictures of old buildings like this. But I do hate to see them deteriorating.
Thanks for visiting my barn

Jenn Jilks said...

You wonder at the stories about these places.
It looks so sad!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Oh the history wrapped up in these old places.. I love it! I always wonder what old relics & treasures might be left behind in them...

I think a basketball just might be too much for that old barn if one were to shoot even just one shot! =0
Great old place!

Thank you very much for joining in & linking up to Barn Charm =)

Rose said...

Now this old barn and other buildings hold their secrets...and I wish I had the key to get to them.

Cedar said...

These are great shots! So charming and rustic!