Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, March 12, 2012

SE Minnesota Barn

While driving back from my vacation in New Hampshire in October, we took a little side trip through South Eastern Minnesota.  We were able to stop on the highway so I could get this picture.


It was a little foggy and drizzly (is that a word).  For the next picture, I used a soft focus from Picasa. I like that look.


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Have a great week!  Until next time


Barb

43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a beautiful shot. reminds me of home (wisconsin). :)

Lesley said...

it has a look of a layer cake with the different colours.

Beth said...

what a great barn. such a beauty. glad you took this side trip. a real highlight of your journey. (:

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful barn and photo. The rain gives it the soft look too. Pamela

Rose said...

I would take either version...both are nice.

Mari said...

Such a nice old barn! I like both of those shots.

Nancy said...

You did a great job with the edit....

Elaine said...

What a beautiful barn! Side trips are so much fun, and you never know what you might encounter.

Terrie said...

Just like a painting! BEAUTIFULL !

Linda said...

I positively LOVE side trips! This is a beautiful old barn, and your processing is wonderful! Very nice photos!

Maiu said...

The light and the faint mist, love these shots!

Carole M. said...

oh that's really effective in the fog and mist

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Cool! It almost looks like a painting.

Dee

Tanya said...

it's a beauty...and drizzly is a word i use too!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, the photos have a mysterious feel to them. NICE!

poppilinnstudios said...

Beautiful photos Barb! I love a road trip, haven't done that in a while.
-Lynn

Nancy Claeys said...

An awesome find, Barb -- and yes, I do believe drizzly is a word! :)

Karen Harper said...

A beautiful shot, it looks like a painting.

Linnea said...

It's quite a dreamy looking scene. Glad you were able to spot it and capture it!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I like that look, too, so majestic! They're begging to be photographed on the side of the road like that, don't you agree!
I believe that's a stone foundation, too, love that! I'm thinking there was probably a huge sliding barn door covering the opening up top, at some point. Beautiful old barn!

Thanks so much for joining this week's Barn Charm =)

Teresa said...

I like the dreamy quality with the soft focus.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shots.
I like both versions.

Regards and best wishes

Deanna said...

Vacation drives are so much more interesting when you are watching for lovely barns. That one is a dandy!

Keetha Broyles said...

Gorgeous barn! Looks like this one could have "slipped" over the border into MN from WI!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The soft focus shot looks like it could have come from a fairy tale land.

outjunking said...

I like that soft matte too. Can't wait to check out the barn site.
Lisa

Nancy said...

The edit is nice, but I think the original shot is soft and pretty. Great barn.

Pondside said...

I love old barns - it's so interesting to see how the styles change from place to place - even the paint colours, sometimes.

Tezzie said...

Very beautiful capture...I think I like the natural softness of the first one best; such pretty soft colour tones!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Effective edit, lovely.

ImSoVintage said...

What a fabulous barn and your shot is beautiful. It's so much fun to get off the main road and take a side trip.
Laura

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty...my favorite part about driving in Minnesota is looking at all the great barns!

Audrey said...

Always love your barn pictures.
Blessings,
Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

momto8 said...

great pictures! both of them.

~Mary said...

Very nice barn photo. You are so lucky to be able to stop on the highway. My hubby will not go less than 75mph so I have to hang my head out and there's a lot of blurry grass in my photos! lol

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This looks like a painting so Beautiful. I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Hippity" Hoppity" post. I hope you have a wonderful St.Patrick's Day with your family.
XXOO Diane

Ebie said...

The fog creates a dreamy look of these photos!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Thank you for including Landon in your prayers... very much appreciated! =)

Sherry said...

Very beautiful shots. I like the hazy look.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots!
Have a great weekend.
Mette

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, Love this barn and the way your softened the second pic is beautiful. Your barns are so inspiring. Yes, I think that drizzly is a word, I use it too. LOL
Thank you for the sweet St. Patrick's Day greeting. Hope you enjoyed a nice day. We worked outside. The weather has become nice and warm and it feels great to get back in the garden.
Have a wonderful week ahead.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Carole said...

That is a great barn! :-)

Red Rose. said...

Such beautiful photos! I can not find words to say.....just beautiful.
Thank you for sharing!
RedRose, Tomoko