Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down...

On Thursday of last week, I took my promised "barn storming" trip.  We headed west, to explore an area that we hadn't covered previously.  While there were some decent barns in the area, the vast majority of barns were in obvious states of disrepair.  I find this very sad...





See the dog house under the tree?



To see more barns from all over, visit Tricia's Barn Charm!

26 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It is sad to see so many barns falling down. I would love to see all these farms ups and running. And the barns looking beautiful. Great captures.

Beth said...

It is sad to see a barn decaying. That one barn seems to be determined--the roof is still straight while the sides and middle crumble underneath it!
Great shots--at least you recorded them before they are no longer.

Beth said...

oh, no... some one needs some help. let's get a group & fit them up. sad to see them falling but so perfect for you for the great view. (:

Tanya said...

beautiful though they are...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First off....your blog post title is PERFECT. What cleverness you're filled with this morning. You rock.

And the barns...even in disrepair and nearly collapsed, they still hold a lot of 'charm'. Don't you think?

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Linda it is always sad to see them so neglected. I hate to think about it but soon there will be none left. I see so many metal barns now. Your barns are charming in their falling down state!

Dianna said...

Yes, it's sad to see them slowly falling. I always imagine how vibrant and useful they were in their younger days. So many stories they could tell!
At least we're doing our part to "preserve them".

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree that it's very sad! But I love your photos!

Jan n Jer said...

When I see barns like this, I can't help but wonder why! Great shots Linda!

Amy Burzese said...

Yes, sad. At least we love them. Thanks for posting all of these. I'm following.

Veronica said...

I, too, love the blog title. The second photo has so much character. Nice finds!!

TexWisGirl said...

wow. some really are rough.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a shame Linda, I guess once something on a farm stops being useful, that's the beginning of the end for it! Well shown.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I just hate to see barns in these conditions and there are plenty of them out there. Most barns now are the metal ones and they certainly don't have that charm! Even these that are falling apart still have that certain charm! Nice photos!

Rose said...

I need a barn storming trip...have no idea when one will happen though.

Rose said...

I meant to also say I love your title...it sure fits. and would love to know the age of these barns, specially the log one.

Carletta said...

Sad so many wonderful pieces of Americana lost to the changing times and the elements.
I'd like to have the log one.

Red said...

Sadly agricultural practices changed and the old barn was not needed anymore. The old barn on my home farm is still hanging in but really isn't used.

Genie said...

Between your collection of picture of falling down barns and mine, we could put out a picture book of days gone by. It breaks my heart to see it, but understand that they just is no money to keep them up and farming is a dying profession. This is a fabulous series and all are wonderful captures. genie

heyBJK said...

Wow, you found some cool old barns! I hate to see them collapsing, though.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Oh for the love of barns...

A lovely series and commentary to what was, is and will be.

onespoiledcat said...

Sadly it does seem that the old barns which once were such a huge part of the farm are left to fall apart and be reclaimed by Mother Nature....even in their decrepid state they still have the charm of yesteryear all over them.

Pam (and Sam)

Jann Olson said...

I love old barns. Even the falling down ones have such character.
Hugs,
Jann

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

It IS very sad that these old barns will be gone & I mean GONE soon... that's one reason I decided to start this meme, to get some final shots of as many as possible... all across the US, plus other countries, too, as it turns out!

It's sad, but I thank you for shooting & sharing these final shots of these beauties at Barn Charm =)

NixBlog said...

Sad to see them falling down, but they do make for really great photos...

gtyyup said...

Once they start to go, it's costly to get them straight again...it's a sad thing~