Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Barn Collective

A few more interesting barns for you today, so I can join The Barn Collective.  And barns are a big part of the landscape around the valley here.

There are actually four barns in this picture, which looks across several fields to the barn in the centre.  It puts the other 3 barn roof lines that you can pick out in odd locations to me, but I know exactly which ones they are along the road.

This slightly telephoto view seems to give the picture an entirely different flavour to me.  Without the fence in the foreground, and with the five different lines of fences and/or trees, it sort of compresses the fields between here and the barn.

Yesterday was a perfect winter day here, bright sun and blue skies, and about -10°C, so I headed out for a ski, but drove some rural roads on my way to the trails, and got some great shots.  This barn still has a few cattle in it, some of which you can see outside in the sun.


This barn, on the other hand, which also still has cattle, was looking a little gloomy on a grey day two weeks ago, and there was a fine dust of snow blowing in the air.  The cattle were sensibly staying inside.

And this one was taken nearly 3 weeks ago, before we really had any snow.  It's near Georgian Bay south of Thornbury, and I liked the view with Blue Mountain in the background.  Nice little old silo too.

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Have you noticed the days getting longer?  I took the dog out for a walk at 5.15 today, and it was still light out 15 minutes later.  That's nearly an hour more daylight than we had on Dec. 22nd, the winter solstice.  And I've heard a Chickadee giving it's spring call ('ham buuurrrger'), and a woodpecker drumming in the distance.  I think the longer days are starting to tune them in to the fact that we're steadily moving toward spring.

I've done fine on my walking/cardio this week, though I'm not bothering you with a daily report.  With 3 cross-country ski outings, each an hour and a half, I've got my full 7 hours in, some of which was pretty good cardio!

Linking to:

The Barn Collective


20 comments:

  1. All good-looking barns - I like the first photo best!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your wonderful barn collection this week. The first photo gives a great sense of the beautiful landscape in your neck of the woods. What a collection of fence posts in the foreground. I hope that you continued to pass many more barns and return again soon.

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  3. Good for you on the cardio front. I have definitely noticed the days getting longer. It's wonderful! :-)

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  4. Hi Furry!
    Love your barns...I have a few shots stockpiled!
    Not sure I am familiar with that Chickadee song!?
    Have a wonderful week....warming up again!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  5. Some splendid barns here. I particularly like that first shot which sets everything in context. Last week I caught the train home and was able to walk from the station in daylight for the first time in several weeks - yipee!

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  6. you're waiting for Spring, we're waiting for Autumn - it's far too hot here!

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  7. Love the different types of barns and the different weather.

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  8. You do have a large number of barns and they are all so large! Lovely.

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  9. Lovely photos ! We have lots of barns here to but the fields are huge and barns here seem to be tucked back farther . Good for you getting out and about and having fun at the same time , I find winter doesn't drag so bad if one can get out and enjoy it ! We have very little snow left more grass has been showing and now the temps are just at 0 and rising as of Wednesday we are to get rain and +4 odd winter but I like it , Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  10. Love your images. A lot of snow. Hadn't noticed the days but thank you so much for saying that because I really could use more daylight. Carol

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  11. you live in a beautiful area, rich with barns. i actually do as well. i am close to the jersey shoreline but only 10 minutes the other way, are a few towns full of farms and barns. i always say, i have the best of both words!!!

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  12. Since I'm just a country girl at heart, I always enjoy the barns.

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  13. Beautiful shots- that last one especially.

    I have noticed the later dusk- on Saturday I took some shots around five in the afternoon, and while the sun was down, there was still enough ambient light around.

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  14. Beautiful barns. I like the second photo zoomed in on that beautiful red barn.

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  15. Lovely barn shots! Yes I have noticed slightly longer daylight.

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  16. another beautiful barn series.

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  17. You have given us stunning panoramic views in those first two shots. I love the next two. They are my favorites.This meme is such fun. How can anyone not love a barn? Most like the red ones like your first one, but I like the unpainted like mine.

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  18. Yes, I have noticed the days are longer than they were in December. Fresh snow is soooo beautiful!

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