Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Country Scenes

Here are a few rural mailboxes I've seen on my travels around the countryside.








Yesterday traveling down the highway I noticed this leaning barn off in the distance.  I had never noticed it before.  Maybe because of the trees.  So I drove down someone's driveway to see if I could get a better look.  There was no road past the barn so I took this picture from my car at the end of their driveway.



I thought about walking down to it, but then I saw this deer hunter in blaze orange sitting in a tree stand and I decided maybe I better not.  I might get shot. I think he is looking at me through his binoculars.  Maybe I'll go back some day and ask the owners if I can walk up and take pictures.



Please stop by to see all things Rural!

Thanks for stopping and have a great day.
Until next time
Barb

31 comments:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

The mailboxes are really nice.

I have seen bird houses somewhat like that but not as so detailed. They are great.

I know these are mailboxes. Interesting.

Those are beautiful!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

love the barn and pray tell me what is that person doing in the yellow. It is small .

Is he taking a picture??? High up?

✿ chica said...

Lindas e alegres caixas de correio; Gostei! beijos,chica

joy said...

I really love the first mailbox. Are these guys permitted to shoot trespassers?

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Good idea to not go out there while the hunters are around! That's always a risk at this time of year...I guess you need one of those orange hats to be safe! We have those issues up here too! November 15th is the start of deer hunting here. We call them the orange brigade...seen all around town suddenly!
It looks like that barn has collapsed. I like your collection of mailbox pictures! I'd love to have something cute but our mailbox gets hit by the county snowplow in the winter and it would break my heart to have a cute one like those damaged!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Be careful of the hunters! You need a bright orange scarf - stylish and safe :-)

Deanna said...

Oh my that would definitely keep me away if I saw an orange vested man with a gun. Great capture of that old barn and mailboxes are a stitch!!

TexWisGirl said...

those mailboxes are well done! they wouldn't last around here - either kids with baseball bats or folks taking shotgun shots at them...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love those mailboxes - the first is my favorite!

Pam :) said...

Love those creative mailboxes. Barbs, you were a wise to get while the gettin is good :)

Beth said...

The birdhouses and mailboxes are so cute.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I never thought of looking at mailboxes when we're out and about...but your photos make me want to see what I can find! The blaze orange would have made me turn around, too lol!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awesome mailboxes! I love that first one. That leaning barn is crazy!

Olive said...

I could live in the first mailbox if my hips would fit. Please don't get shot.

Pride In Photos said...

Hello Grandma Barb...I love the cabin mailbox! So comfy looking. I too am a grandma...that greatest thing in life♥
Laurie

Pat said...

Cute mailboxes.

Mari said...

Neat mailboxes - especially that first one. I really like the barn too.

Kerin said...

What darling, and creative mailboxes.
Shoot... now, I wish we could have a mailbox, but alas... we have to go down to the post office each day to get the mail from our P.O. boxes.

What a great barn that once was!!
Glad you noticed the hunter in time to avert disaster also.

Enjoy this day!!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Barb, I just love the cute mailboxes. The barn is a great find, too bad about the hunter. Have a great day!

Kathy said...

I love that first mailbox with the stone fireplace. Now that's pretty clever. It's deer season here too so I stay out of the woods during this time of the year!

Debbie said...

nice mailboxes, the first one was my favorite!!

poor barn, i bet it was a beauty, in it's day!! be careful out there barb!!

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! I LOVE the mailboxes!

Marie said...

Glad the hunter had you in his view, so he wouldn't mistake you for a deer if you got out of the car...but it was still probably best not to get out. :-) Oh, I LOVE the mailboxes! That first one particularly is just wonderful!

~Mary said...

I love that first mailbox, complete with a water pump. So cute. Good thing you got away from that hunter, sometimes they get carried away and if a deer ran between you and him, sheesh, I don't even want to think about it. Last year we had a hunter shoot a school bus near here. A deer ran between him and the bus on the road. Can't wait to see your closer pictures, after hunting season. :)

Donna said...

Love the mailboxes! The first one is my fav.
I think the hunter is looking at you through binoculars. Be careful!
Hugs,
Donna

Nancy Claeys said...

Those mailboxes are adorable -- and maybe you should start wearing some blaze orange until after deer season is over. :)

orchid said...

Dearest Barb,
I had fun seeing these mailboxes, really lovely♡♡♡
Wow, this type of being watched won't happen here in my area; Watch Out!!!
Glad you are safe.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Fiona said...

Hi Barb,

I love those mailboxes.

The boxes here are really boring
either plain black (like mine)
or green.

The ones you photographed were so pretty and unusual.


Happy weekend.

x Fiona

Jori said...

Wonderful mailboxes and I LOVE the barn.

Rose said...

Interesting mail boxes...would love to see more of the barn.

Ann said...

Love this post. The mailboxes in your neck of the woods sure beat the standard old stuff in suburbia. The barn is a beauty (as are all of your barn shots) and the hunter is quite an interesting shot. Not sure I've ever come across a hunter on my wanderings.