Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Barns of the South

Or of Virginia, at least...

Not sure this was really a barn...but an outbuilding of some kind.  I liked the log construction.  Notice the Private Property sign?  I really hadn't thought of trespassing here...



This one has an interesting shape, and I loved the peeling paint.


This one is a lot farther gone...but looks like there is still some sort of wagon stored there.

Just a note...I really have to find a better way to keep track of the barns I have posted!  Anyone have any foolproof ideas for that?  I sometimes spend a lot of time going back through previous posts to see if I have used a particular photo!


Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm.

26 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

All three are great barns and all look different from the ones i see here in Ontario.

Some no trespassing signs are there to protect the owner if something happens to the trespasser on their property, I think. Kids love to play in places like these. (And some of us older people are a lot like kids,)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That's exactly my dilemma now that I have been working on my bird photo blog. Which ones have I posted already? What photos need to be uploaded to Blogger? Well, what I'm doing is once I posted the photo...then I go into my folder [the hard drive/computer folder] from Windows Explorer...and I click on the image I just posted, and then click on rename it....after the title of the image...I add a hyphen and add the word 'done'. That way I know it's been posted already.

I like the barn that is stained a redwood color...yep, the shape too.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps....the image/photo through Windows Explorer...it's a 'right click' in order to get the 'rename' option to show.

Lesley said...

I really like the designs of the last two, especially. As EG says, we never see those in Ontario for some reason.

Dianna said...

Here's how I keep track of my blogging topics:
download "idailydiary" and create a diary for your blog. Each time you post a blog, type in the title/subject/etc in your diary. It has a search feature, so you can just type in a word, and it will bring up any entry with that word. It's wonderful! And free! So I type the title of my blog and then a hint as to where the barn is, what date the sunrise or sunset was, etc. Try it, you'll like it!

TexWisGirl said...

these are all great. :) i move photos i've posted over to my hard drive storage. :)

Jan n Jer said...

Great barn shots Linda! These are some good ideas about keeping track of what pics you have posted. I have a seperate folder titled "Barn Charm posts" I move each weeks entry there. I do this for FF too! I intend to do a photo book of nothing but barn shots n this is a quick way to find them all in one place.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

These truly are 'rustic' Linda. I know what you mean about keeping track. I use Picasa for my photo's and it has this great thing where when you use a picture you just press a star symbol and it puts it into a separate file, works so well.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

These are all great barns. I love the log construction in the first one!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful barn photos!

Rita said...

All your barns are wonderful but the last is my favorite. I get the feeling that if I could poke around inside I would find a treasure trove of interesting old items that have been stored there.

So many nice suggestions for storing photos. Perhaps I should reconsider my system. I find my system easy to use but it does add a few extra steps. I use an external hard drive to store my shots. When I download the camera I first copy the entire group (good, bad etc.)unedited to a folder with date and location so I can find them all just as they came out of the camera. Then, I edit the shots deleting all the ones I will never use and coping the rest into folders by classification or type. Some shots may end up in several folders (ie: barns, reds, Alabama etc.) Finally, I take all the shots I know I want to use on my blog and copy them into a folder on my desktop labeled "future blog post." I then delete the entire camera file from my I-photo storage to save space on my Mac. Once I use a shot from my future blog post file (on my desktop) I delete it. I know that if a shot is missing from that folder it has already been used. But, should I decide to use it again I just go to the (Ie:barn)folder on the external and bring it back again, Sometimes I will want to use a shot with a different editing tool or unedited so I go back to the original straight out of the camera file to retrieve it.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

That 1st one is a real looker, isn't it! I bet the sign is so they don't get a lawsuit slapped on them in case someone got to nosing around & it collapsed on them... how a law like that came to be, tho, is beyond me... why should the owners be liable for a trespasser's mistakes?

The 2nd one is really a deep dark red, isn't it... love that ol door on the front.

#3 has definitely been rode hard!

Thanks so much for joining, Linda, much appreciated! =)


I keep my 'pics to be posted' on my computer in folders according to which meme they'll be posted on, but after they've been posted I transfer them to a memory stick which is about $8-$15 each depending on the size & they hold lots of pics... One of the big ones I have has over 2,000 pics on it!

Faye said...

Your first barn/outbuilding may be tempting for someone interested in "recycling" old, weathered wood for current landscaping project. The red barn does have an intriguing shape--find myself trying to figure out the ancestry of the barn owners based on the designs.

I don't have your dilemma with organizing barn photos yet. Since new to Barn Charm I'm concentrating on getting to know different bloggers by their names as well as blog names.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

I know it's sad to see an old barn in need of repair, but those are the ones that always catch my eye. There's something simple but friendly about them.
Great shots!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place.

Mari said...

These are all great barns - I would have a hard time choosing a favorite! I find the barns that show some wear and tear are the ones I like best!

Red said...

Not only does the middle barn have a weird shape but it's also very small.
I like the last barn because you get an idea of how long it's been abandoned by the tree growing up in front of the door.

42N said...

Virginia is filled with old structures like these barns. Our barns here in Iowa date from the 1900s or a bit earlier. Keep up the great work.

Island Rambles Blog said...

love the first shot...it is amazing...wish we had more old barns here, we have to travel to the interior to see old barns.
I always wonder who built them.

NixBlog said...

Lovely shots, Linda. Age adds beauty to so many things.

Ann said...

may be u can organise a barn dance, and the owner will let you charge and make some one. The he has money to do up the place. (1st photo)

onespoiledcat said...

Very different barns...all with tons of personality....love the log one (barn or house or whatever - it's GREAT)....then the red one has such a great "look" with that red paint...the bottom one looks tired but very useable! Great barn trio.

Pam (and Sam)

Beth said...

i've always thought VA was part of the south. i consider myself a southern. great barn grouping there. happy to be back to the group. thank you for being so kind & thinking about me. such a sweet friend you are. have a great week. (:

Betty Manousos said...

these are all great barns!
worn but still distinctive!

gorgeous shots as usual.

W. Latane Barton said...

I keep a file on 'my pictures' titled blog photos. these are copies of my originals. When the pictures are used out of my blog photo file I then delete the 'copy'. that way if it is not in that file it means I have already used it.

Hay Sheds said...

Hey there, I stumbled upon your blog after learning that you've been blogging about barns which is of my interests too. And those were sure great-old barns! I love the second one too, the design is unique and yeah the paint is too peel. The first and the last were really pretty old!