Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, January 23, 2012

Minnesota Barns

Here are a couple of barns near Owatonna, MN.  They were taken on a rainy, drizzly, spring day a few years ago while out for a drive.





I am linking to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily

Thanks to all of you who left comments last week. I really appreciated them.  I  had a nasty cold so if I didn't reply to your comments, or comment on your post, that is why.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time.

Barb

34 comments:

Carole M. said...

really interesting to see your grand barns Barbara; thanks for sharing.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Beautiful old barns, Barb. I love driving in the country, taking photos. I hope the cold is all gone and you're feeling better!
Hugs, Cindy

Kim, USA said...

That is pretty cool barn.

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Mari said...

Those are both beauties! I really like that first one!

Rose said...

These are both beautiful barns...I hope the owners repair that first one. It is just too wonderful to let go.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

These are both beautiful big barns! I'm a little partial to red ones. I hope whoever owns the first one restores it to it's former glory before it is too late.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barb,
I just tweeted your barns...they're awesome!!!
xo
Cindy

Elaine said...

Two beautiful barns!

Tanya said...

beautiful barns, i really like that checkered silo!

Beth said...

love this barn. i think the hubby & i need to take a trip to minnesota & see the pretty barn. wow. what a beauty. hope you are feeling better. (:

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, Not only are you a great painter/artist, but you are very talented with the camera too. I love your barn pics. Perhaps you have a barn painting in the future. ~~hint hint!!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful barns, love the first one!
Hope you are feeling better.
Mette

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What wonderful, traditional barns...so fascinating. Hope you feel better soon.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I understand about the cold... I think I'm coming down w/ something! =0

Love the shape of the 1st one, but that 2nd one is really awesome! Great finds & thanks so much for joining this week's Barn Charm =)

eleven-o-one said...

I love old barns. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are feeling better.
Fran

ImSoVintage said...

I love photos of old barns and love exploring them even more. Hope you're feeling better.
Laura

Keetha Broyles said...

Being a Wisconsin girl, I'm partial to that second red barn.

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Love the line of the roof on that white barn especially! Its curve is quite unique.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I have such an addiction to old barns! LOVE these pictures. Just beautiful!!
I hope you're feeling much better, Barb. :)
Take care~

Carletta said...

I love the cupolas on the first one and everything about the second one - especially the checkerboard pattern on the silo!

Thanks for your visit! :)

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Great to see these barns so different from the ones here in England.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love seeing old barns in the country! Do you ever see any barn quilts when you're out and about?

Terrie said...

Another great piece of shot. The roof of the barn is so typical ande the cows slept by it is pretty.

Sherry said...

These are wonderful shots. I can imagine them framed and hung on my wall.

cherry said...

love all of your barn shots. You may not have had a "big" camera but you sure got some beautiful shots of the morning sun on those barns.. awesome. Break out those watercolors and get busy... Have a wonderful weekend. hugs from Savannah, cherry

~Mary said...

I love old barns, they have so much charm. I wish I had one because I would love to have a party in it with those strings of big light bulbs hanging from the rafters. :) Thank you for sharing your photos!

Riet said...

I love those American barns. We don't have them like that over here.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I just love old barns. These are gorgeous. I'm looking for a small scale model for my grandson. I think it would be cool to find toy farm animals for him to collect. Thanks so much for sharing the beauty.
Patti

Ann said...

Barb--Hope you're feeling better. Lots of that cold stuff going around! Thanks for sharing your photos of those great barns. My grandparents were farmers, but I've lived in the city for more than 35 years now--I miss being able to see those grand old beauties every day.

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful barns, Barbara! We have quite a collection of barn pictures. Love yours.
Audrey

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barb,
I hope you're having a beautiful weekend! I came over to give you a group hug!!!
XO
Cindy

Carolyn said...

I love old barns too!

Thank you for your kind words and the program I use to make my collages is picasa.

Take care,
Carolyn

Carole said...

Very neat barns. Love that first one especially.

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Mike Bishop7 said...

I really like that first one, thank you for sharing your photos with us! I came across your blog while I was online looking at American Barns, I'm happy I did because I love photos like these. It sort of brings me back to my childhood, I'm definitely going to subscribe to your blog. Thank you again for sharing!