Sunday, February 8, 2015

More Barns in the Sun

I've enjoyed driving around when we get those rare sunny days and photographing a few barns, and the fences that always seem to go along with them.  I'm learning a lot about the variety of farms we have around the valley.

The gaps in the sky were rolling across the landscape so that you could see the sun coming.  I actually sat and waited for the sun on this barn, but the cattle outside were enjoying the intermittent sunny breaks.

This farm is just down the road from us, and features a few beef cattle as well, though I think they were all inside the barn when I went by.  This is one of many farmers who allow the Bruce Trail to cross the back of their farm.

Here you get another choice - this larger view of the farm, with enough sky to show the rolling clouds, and the photo below that does show the barn and the long new driveshed more effectively.  What's your preference?

This looks like a cash crop operation to me, and with a driveshed that size this farmer may rent other farm fields, or do some custom planting and harvesting work.

And this is the barn that disappeared - in the tornado that swept through here a few years ago.  It used to stand on the gentle slope beyond the fence, between us and the two silos.

Linking to:

and to

The Barn Collective

24 comments:

  1. Barns and buildings are so cool in the snow. Beautiful photos!

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  2. A beautiful collection of barns. I particularly like the setting of the second photo.

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  3. Peculiar that the barn gets taken out by the tornado and the silos stand.

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  4. Wonderful barns! The snow just makes them so beautiful!

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  5. I like the first of the two shots of the same farm - more "romantic" looking to me. I love the two silos and the colors on the top.

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  6. Beautiful winter rural scenes! Love all that white snow.

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  7. I also like the pretty red barn, first picture. They are all very nice, though. The red contrasts quite well with the clouds and blue sky. :-)

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  8. I really like the contrast of the red and white in the second photo! Sorry to hear about the barn the tornado swept away; but at least it lives in your memory, and the memory of others in the area. I sometimes wonder how long people will remember the old school house that you to stand on the corner a few miles from me (it was moved somewhere else). Love the silos!

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  9. I think barns are especially attractive on sunny winter days!

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  10. ohhhh i see you live in canada, from your profile!! you have some really beautiful farms there and some awesome snow "events"!!!

    these are all really beautiful but i like the first one best!!!!

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  11. Your barns are so great to see. They tax an empty barn on our farms in Iowa so they do get torn down to avoid the tax.

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  12. Wonderful pictures! The light is very attractive.

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  13. Beautiful winter shots. Red barns are so photogenic. I like the second photo that features more details.

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  14. You caught son great ones. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  15. You sure have some great barns to photograph in your area. I love them all. : )

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  16. beautiful barns and images Stu. Sad about the missing one.

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  17. Great stuff. These are the kinds of images that somehow transport one to a realm of bucolic serenity, Far From the Madding Crowd, as Thomas Hardy said. Sadly, the intrusion of civilization is only as far away as the turn of the key in the ignition of the car!

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  18. Always enjoy your farm scenes. The silos always look lonely without their barn. thanks for linking this week!

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  19. I love the farms, but find the term "drive shed" interesting. Is that where one keeps vehicles? And I'm especially in love with people letting the trail cross. A lot of the Finger Lakes Trail in NY is thanks to agreements with farmers like that.

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  20. I always enjoy your barn shots, FG. I think my favourite may be the one that also shows the big sky and rolling clouds. It really shows how the farm is connected to its natural surroundings.

    Karen

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  21. Oh wow! They are all beautiful barns. I love the second one and the silos.

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