Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, August 13, 2012

More weeds, wild flowers, and a barn

This barn is not pretty and it sits right in town.  Farmers bring their pigs here to be shipped to market.




But I thought this side of it made a pretty picture taken in the evening light,






Linking to Barn Charm 

We had more rain yesterday which we are so thankful for, and it has cooled down into the 70's.  My kind of weather!  

Several of you asked what kind of camera or lens I bought.  It is a point and shoot, Canon Power Shot SX260HS with 20x zoom. I can't afford a big camera and lens, and my arthritic wrists wouldn't be able     to hold it..

I will be taking a break for the rest of the week to be with my grandkids before school starts.  I will miss joining my favorite linky parties, but I will visit when I can.

Until next time, have a great week!

Barb

54 comments:

Mari said...

You did a good job with this one! I like the angle you used, the color and the row of windows.
Enjoy your break!

Olive Cooper said...

The sunflowers against that red weathered wood is wonderful Barb. That is always what I look for in my travels.

TexWisGirl said...

love the peeling red paint and wood! you took some flattering shots of it. :)

enjoy your time with the kids!

Debbie said...

i think the sunflowers and your mad skills make it look beautiful!

have fun with those little ones!!

Brian King said...

I actually think that's a very cool barn! I really like the faded red paint. Have fun with your grandkids!

Geneva said...

It looks pretty special to me...especially the way you photographed it Barb!

eileeninmd said...

Great shot with the barn and the flowers. Enjoy your visit with your grandchildren.

Deanna said...

some great shots of a good lookin barn...especially those yellow flowers growing up the sides...enjoy your week with your grandkids, that time is precious!!

Linda said...

I love those sunflowers around the barn...have a good break, Barb! We'll be here when you get back...

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This is a very interesting barn, and the wildflowers really add to it!

Beth said...

Great shots of the barn. You are handling your new camera very nicely!

Enjoy the time spent with your grandkids!

Kathy said...

I agree, your first shot shows off the barn's beauty to the max.

Have a good time with the kiddos!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Seeing it through your eyes made it beautiful Barb.

Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren!

EG CameraGirl said...

This barn does make neat photos, Barb. Enjoy the grandkids! Is summer nearly over already?

Robyn said...

The weathered look of this barn is neat.

Glad to hear you got some rain and have fun with the Grandkids, Barb!

Carletta said...

I like it in it's weathered state and so agree that the side with the sunflowers is beautiful.
For some reason it reminds me of a train car. :)
Have a wonderful visit with your grands. I just had mine for three weeks. Joyous moments - savior them.

Rose said...

I really like those tall, sunflowers in front...I really like this barn.

Enjoy your grandkids...I am done wondering how I am going to handle it when my one and only granddaughter goes to school.

barbara l. hale said...

Nice! I love that red with the sunflowers.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love red barns and you got some good shots of this one! Enjoy your break and have fun with the kiddos!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Barb,

Love the photo of the barn with the sunflowers swaying in front of it. Wonderful perspective.

Infuse With Liz said...

Great pictures!
Have fun with the Grandkids!

Amy Burzese said...

I like it a lot. Of course, it's red so . . .
The wildflower shot at the bottom is lovely!

orchid said...

Dearest Barb,
Oh, I LOVE the color of redish barn and wild yellow sunflowers♡♡♡
Splendid Shots, aren't they♬♬♬
Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love it! The height of the sunflowers and their steady stems serves as a nice contrast to the rustic red facade of the barn. I'll tkae this over a city scene any day. xo, andrea

Pam :) said...

The pretty yellow sunflowers look as charming as the ole red barn.
Nicely done, Barb.

Renae said...

That's ok if you haven't ridden in a water ride for a long time. That was a virtual ride you could imagine yourself on, if you are hot and wanted to get wet.

Did I tell you I love the barn shots you did? amazing!

Jan n Jer said...

The peeling paint n the field of sunflowers gave this old barn charm! Enjoy your time with your Grands...they will add joy to your heart!!!

Steve n Vickie said...

Just because its old and a little worn, doesnt' mean it's not beautiful.

Tricia Hays said...

Beautiful red barn & love the wildflowers, nice touch to the barn view!

Have a wonderful time w/ the grandkids!!!

Thanks so much for joining =)

ImSoVintage said...

Looks like your camera is doing a great job. Have fun :)

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful shots!! The barn look stunning with the sunflower on the side! Awesome composition!


Kim, USA

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Well who knew weeds could be so beautiful. Looks like you caught it just in the right light. Have fun with your grand kids and taking a break from blogging. We should break from blogging every now and then.

Cindy Adkins said...

The barn looks very pretty with the sunflowers! Have fun with your grandkids! I can't believe it's almost time for school to start! Where did summer go?

Mary said...

You are right is has a charm...the light of the days always makes differences that can delight us.

Rita said...

Great capture of this old barn. We have a few old relics still left in my town also.

Enjoy those grands. They grow up way to fast.

Annmarie Pipa said...

there was a detour today when I was visiting my sister...I passed barns and barns and barns....and for the first time I stopped to notice..this blogging photography has me seeing stuff I saw but never noticed before. a good thing!

Maple Lane said...

Love the barn and the wildflowers. So happy your weather is cooler. Have a fun time with the little ones.

Sherri B. said...

Flowers make anything beautiful...and you're so right, those sunflowers against the red of the aged barn look amazing. Enjoy your time with your grandkids! :)

My Little Home and Garden said...

The photo with the sunflowers in the foreground, just fabulous, Barb!

Nancy Claeys said...

That's a huge barn! I'd love to have it.

Enjoy your time off, Barb and thanks for visiting today.

Terri Buster said...

It's a charming barn!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your pictures are always so unique and interesting! Love the sunflowers.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, This barn is charming and the sunflowers are so pretty.
Hope you enjoy time with your grands before they start back to school. Where did summer go? I am ready for Fall though. Please send us your 70 degrees!! We enjoyed the mid 80's in Santa Fe and just came home to triple digits again.

Have a nice rest of the week.
Thanks for stopping by while I was on vacation.
XO Celestina Marie

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Beautiful pictures, as always.
Hope you are well and enjoying the end of summer (can you tell I'm wishing for Fall? :)
Huge hugs,
Lisa xo

Elaine said...

Love those weathered boards! Glad to hear you've gotten some rain and cooling.

Renae said...

Ya my view is lovely.-- I cropped out the houses across the street. I don't usually notice them myself, so why should I show them in my post pics? lol

have a great thursday!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lovely, Barb! I love how such an old building still holds beauty...

Sherry said...

It might not be a pretty barn, but the red weathered wood is beautiful! Take care.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Barb~
So wonderful to hear from you....
YOU are one of the reasons for my blog this morning.
Cheers to wonderful friends!
Lisa xoxo

Kerin said...

Hi Barb!
I really like that 'working barn'!
Nice contrast between the chippy paint, and the sunflowers too.

Enjoy your break :)

Smiles :)
Kerin

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh I love your photos of the barn...and with the sky and sunflowers...a beautiful picture!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, loved seeing this barn again and hope you are enjoying your last of summer break with the grands before school begins. Have tons of fun.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

pattisjarrett said...

It looks like the barn was landscaped on this side. Lovely!

Marie said...

This is a lovely rustic barn. Loved the dusk shot!