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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

characters

Some stand tall and proud.

Some like to hide behind things. 
Would rather not be seen.


Some like to blend in with their surroundings and don't mind so much if they go unnoticed.


Some like to stand out. 
Baring their true colors whether the colors are liked or not.


Some are pleasant.
Some we find hard to like.
Some we love- others.....not so much.

Some just simply annoy.

And there are some we think we just couldn't do without.

Characters.
{The world is full of them.}


49 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh, you should link this up to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily! These are lovely, and your application to human characteristics is perfect!

Miz.November said...

Dawn, I love the way you take every day things and combine them with wisdom. No wonder you are such a good teacher to your kids.

Eyeliquor said...

Nice collection of barns
And new important pieces..

Deb said...

great barns...all with their very own charachter...

koralee said...

I do love all your barns...I have a thing for old worn out ones.

Happy day and thanks for sharing. xoxoxo

Farm Girl said...

Lovely, lovely barns! Such wonderful pictures.

Joe said...

Love the old barn shots.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Okay, I'm thinking you should publish a book maybe. Because these are things I would totally read and enjoy over and over. I guess I still can on your blog, but it would be cool to keep them all on my coffee table. You have a way with pictures, provoking thoughts, and honesty.

Farmchick said...

Such a great comparison with the photos and words. Barns are true characters with personality and depth.

Farmchick said...

Such a great comparison with the photos and words. Barns are true characters with personality and depth.

Widge said...

awesome. i get it...;)

ruthy ann said...

so true...so true!

Tammy said...

What a nice series. I love that last one, through the fence.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Anthropomorphizing barns? Oh, you are good! I never thought of them as "characters" but I guess some have a lot of character and some less so.

Wait! You were using barns analogously?

Representative of human characters...?

I think you're way beyond my mental abilities. :-)

I also think I like the barns with character better than I like some of the characters called humans that I run into from time to time!

Lovely photos!

clint said...

Thank you.

Hope said...

beautifully done, Dawn!

Randy said...

I love these photos! The last one is my favorite.

முத்துலெட்சுமி/muthuletchumi said...

great comparison, Dawn. :)

Janie said...

Love the combo of photos and characterization.
The world needs all kinds, even the less appealing ones.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very interesting architectures !

wayne15575 said...

Beautifully put. Thanks for sharing.

John McElveen said...

This is simply BRILLIANT!

Wow!

John

(I know each of those Barn Characters!)

darlin said...

Wonderful post Dawn, so which barn are you? ;-)

Alan O'Riordan said...

I tend to get in trouble when I bare my true colours...:-) I'm with Blender Barn.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Gorgeous barn photos. You are so insightful!

Allison said...

Beautiful pictures, and such true thoughts.

Nancy said...

Each one definitely has it's own personality. You certainly have alot of barns in your area -- love these photos, Dawn. :)

Changes in the wind said...

You hit the nail on the head with with this one...

Buttons said...

Dawn I love this post it is so true I like how you used the barns to prove your point. Cool post. B

Debbie said...

dawn...great post, great insight. beautiful barns with so much character. loved this.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely thoughts and photos as you always do. I love the barns, each has a personality to me.

Trisha said...

So many personalitys! Beautiful shots. The one in the fence is my favorite :) I love that angle!

Julie said...

You sure have a way with words (and pictures!).

Yes, characters - the world sure is full of them. I find myself more open to all characters the older I get, but I still have my days where some people just plain bug me...

...and I'm sure there are days when I surely bug some people.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

When you decided to come to The Villages and jump in the fountain to "spice up" the day, please let me know so I can bring my camera to record the event! I'll bet you would spice things up nicely, too!

Hilary said...

Clever you.. such a cute post. I love the faces on the first two.

Rick said...

Ok Dawn, I'm all caught up again on the posts I missed while travelling (and trying to endure this painful internet speed :(

Wonderful, seeing these barn shots and your characterizations of them. And those spring shots with the cautious and not-so-cautious as well as playing in the first-mud-of-spring (a boy's prerogative !). Those snow melting shots sure take me back to our years in Alberta !!

Great posts.

Melissa Allam said...

Yes, the many characters of lives or in our lives. I think after 40, I have come to accept them all for just the way they are, whether they annoy me or not. :)

Saz said...

I love your photo's! && I love how you link them to the characteristics of people too! Very creative. (:

Jack said...

A very thoughtful post, Dawn. Which are you? I'm your first barn, tall and proud.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Hi Dawn,

I host a meme & was wondering if would allow me to link this post to Barn Charm on Monday evening... the others really must see these beauties! I know it was posted back in April, but that's quite alright... they're beautiful!!! =)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Thanks again, Dawn, I have this post linked up to Barn Charm =)

Mari said...

These are all great barns and I love the words you added for each of them!

EG Wow said...

You have quite a variety of barns here! I like the diversity.

Genie said...

This is the neatest post with the storyline accompanying it. Love the variation of barns and your thoughts about them. A wonderful series. genie

Tanya said...

oh i love this whole post!

Kim, USA said...

How you put the words is beautiful. The barns are all stunning and charming. Happy Tuesday!

The Barn

Rose said...

I like each and every barn you posted...all are great. I really enjoyed the views through the fence!

Nani said...

Great barn photos and how wonderfully creative to give them personalities of their own!

Carole said...

All great shots. Love the last one, it's very artistic.

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