Thursday, March 15, 2012

Country Living Week - Day 4

Day 4 of Country Living week is Barn Day!

For weeks, I've been wanting to drive around and photograph some barns near us.
So recently The Man arranged a sitter for our kids and we went out driving.
Can I just tell you that this was the best date we've ever had?
We swung through the Taco Bell drive through before we hit the backroads.
So we had my favorite food (don't laugh!), my favorite man, my beloved camera, dirt roads, and barn hunting. *swoon*






















That was just a handful of the ones we found.
I adore the last one, the red barn with the white horse painted on it.

Which one is your favorite?

19 comments:

Melissa said...

Have to agree that you saved the best for last! Very nice set... you are on your way to creating a coffee table book. :)

Sally said...

Good gravy Girl! You got a whole slew of barn pictures. LOVE the brick! Love the white! Love the falling apart ones! and love the one with the wicker chairs! These are awesome shots. Glad you got a little time away! Thanks for sharing these!

Sally said...

Ummmm - so I just went back and looked at them all again, and according to my comment above.... I think I love them ALL! lol

Marcy DePew said...

Those are GREAT! I like the brick one and the brown one with the weather vanes on it.

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

They're all great in their own way. Is that a cell tower behind one?? Awesome pics. My hubby and I had a great date day like that last spring. We drove quite a bit of central Kansas and just checked out road and sites we'd never seen before.

Leslie Veer said...

Ooo, the cream colored stone one! Also love the red one with the wicker chairs.

Anonymous said...

Love them all! Maybe I need a barn picture to hang in my house....thanks for the great idea!
Mrs. B.

rentz said...

I have always LOVED that limestone/brick one. Everytime we drive by it I comment on it. I think my hubby is tired of me talking about it. :)

The Perfect Trio said...

i love them all. i love barns.

Jenni said...

That's my favorite kind of date! When our oldest was just a baby and we lived in Ohio, Danny sold aerial photography for a while. We would load the baby and some snacks into our little Mercury Lynx and drive all over Ohio selling photos. There were so many beautiful barns and interesting houses. Later, when we were living in Wichita and longed to live in the country again, we would spend weekends driving around looking at land listings or just driving and stopping to ask farmers if they knew of any land for sale.

I like all the barns you've shown here. Have you been to the Tallgrass National Prairie and seen the gorgeous barn there?

paige said...

they are all so full of character...i think i loved #14 the best
xo

Anonymous said...

THE WORN OUT GREY WOOD SHED LOOKS JUST LIKE MY BROTHERS' SHED IN UPSTATE N.Y. IT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE BECAUSE HE LOVES THAT SHED. IT'S HIS HOBBY. IT WAS READY TO FALL OVER BECAUSE OF THE 100 YEARS ITS BEEN STANDING,HE RESTORED IT EVEN PUT A TIN ROOF ON IT. THE FARM BELONGED TO OUR GRANDPARENTS AND EVEN THOUGH WE'RE IN OUR TWILIGHT YEARS I PRAY IT FALLS WHEN HE LEAVES US. NOONE WILL LOVE THE HISTORY LIKE HE DOES. SO I GUESS I HAVE TO SAY THAT WOULD BE MY FAVORITE AND THE REST COME CLOSE. THANKS FOR SHARING.

A GRANNY FROM FLORIDA.

Grandmommy said...

We are vacationing in Arkansas and I've been photographing barns and mountains all day. I can't wait to get back to the internet to post on my blog. Funny how you beat me to it. My daughter joked how now she's looking for barns. She's called me the paparazzi all day. She pointed out the sports feature so I have them from every angle as we drove past them. You pics are awesome. Hoping I got some good shots. Hard to drive slow in the mountains. At least that's what my husband kept saying going up and down the hills.

Country Dreaming said...

Ooooooo I love barns!What is it about them that intrigues poeple?
My fave is the 4th from the end.
The one with the two chairs in the doorway.
What a great way to spend the day!

Melinda

Lisa Holman of XSBaggage & Co. said...

Such beautiful barns! You should print the photos and create a gallery wall of them for your home. We live in farm country too, and I've spotted several barns that I'd like to photograph. My problem is, I always feel too self-conscious to walk up and start shooting photos with my big camera. How do you do that? Or, do you take them from the car?

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Hey Lisa... I just jumped out of the car, snapped 2 or 3 photos, then jumped back in the car and drove away hoping I wouldn't get caught. :)

labbie1 said...

Great shots! I am smitten with that stone barn! and the little red barn with the wicker chairs in the doorway. Cute!

Toni :O) said...

I want to sit in those adorable wicker chairs in the barn...just lovely! Great photos!! :0)

Lisa Holman of XSBaggage & Co. said...

Ha! Alright then! I can do that. :D