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Monday, November 28, 2011

paying attention

This barn is exactly 3.68 kilometers from my house.....(or 2.3 miles for my southern friends;)

I know this,
 because it stands on the side of the road up on a hill on my Country Road Running Route.


I had never paid it attention before, 
until  I had to drive in to this particular  yard to drop something off one September day.



I often wish I could move around a bit more, 
see new things, 
experience life somewhere else.


But the closer I look, 
the more I concentrate on detail...
 newness is around me everywhere I look.

Funny all the little things I miss and sum it up as routine.
I'm just not paying attention.


~Linking to Barn Charm this evening~

39 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it's gorgeous! love the red barns, and against that blue sky, on the hill, with fall grasses... perfect!

Leenie said...

That is a perfect picturesque red barn!! You live near the best red barn I think I've ever seen. Is that your photo and if so could I use it for reference for a painting...please.

Funny how we often miss remarkable things right under our noses.

Rose said...

I love that last close-up shot...it is a wonderful barn!

Deb said...

beautiful Dawn...awesome shots..,

Elizabeth Grimes said...

It's very pretty! Thanks for putting it into miles...I'll never figure out metric! Lol!

Debbie said...

it's a beautiful barn dawn!! everything you need, it's right there beside you!! xo

Meg said...

I am coming to live with you, just so I can visit gorgeous barns! :D

Slamdunk said...

Now that would be a nice running route.

And, I can relate to missing sites that nearly jump out and bump me in the noggin.

Thanks for the reminder Dawn.

Horst in Edmonton said...

In photography, detail is everything.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

So near to see such beauty, I envy !

Peter said...

I'm sorry, all I can think of is thank goodness I don't have to paint it!

roobo69 said...

Who does (really pay attention?) I find myself marvelling at how different the sky is every morning - the hues, the clouds, the feel... I often wish photography could really capture it all, and then realise that some things are meant to just be enjoyed in the moment...

Anne said...

Lovely post Dawn! Have a great week:)
~Anne

Hilary said...

It's a beauty of a barn. That first image has such vibrant shades of blue, red and green. Lovely.

Tanya said...

what a gorgeous barn! i know what you mean about paying attention...every time we go through some little old town around here i think how neat it is and how many things there are to photograph but then i think there must be the same neat stuff here, i'm just not paying attention!

Lesley said...

Ever since I started taking my camera with me when have to visit other towns for work, I have really been noticing the details of each one.
I love the vibrancy of colour in this barn (was it really that bright?) And, not being familiar with the workings of barns, my first thought was about that little dormer you zeroed in on!

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous barn n setting! When you look through the lens of a camera your whole world comes alive! Glad you noticed!

Changes in the wind said...

Love the barn shots....

Alli said...

I love this! I've been noticing these little new things a lot lately too. Something you've never noticed before but somehow managed to catch your eye this hundred and first trip by.

We could all pay a little more attention to the world around us. Hope you're doing well!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

She's sooo pretty... and I say 'she' because no boy barn could make me smile like she does. LOL

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Totally gorgeous barn & shots... love the red barn, green grass & that blue blue sky! Awesome setting!

Thanks so much for joining Barn Charm =)

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

That's a beautiful barn! That first shot should be framed! Love it!

It seems like when I was younger I didn't notice things as much as I do now. I see beauty all around me, even in the smallest things.
Good thoughts, Dawn!

sage said...

Beautiful... We have some many beautiful barns around here--I should spend more time looking.

Buttons said...

Such a good lesson. It is a true gift to be able to enjoy what has been in our back yards all the time just waiting to be discovered. Take care my restless friend. It is truly beautiful. B

Jill Wellington said...

Such a wonderful BRIGHT red barn. Love the colors in your photos!

Amish Stories said...

As with most of your readers I'm also a big fan of red barns. I did a post on why some barns were painted red in the early days, and the best reason that I'm buying is the fact that the paint would protect the wood. Which makes a lot of sense to me. Richard

mountain mama said...

yeah...you're totally right! i see things ALL the time that i've never noticed before!

Farm Girl said...

Isn't that just the way it is, you have looked at something a million times and then, on a certain day, you see it the way you never did before. Lovely barn.

Out on the prairie said...

i almst run off the road with sights like this, having to take in all the little details it has to offer.

Allison said...

So true. Great pictures, Dawn!

Ruby said...

Beautiful barn photo! I love the first picture.

Mary said...

Isn't that the truth!

Joe said...

It's funny how we can overlook the every day things in our lives.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lovely photos Dawn,
they are great.

Fiona

dr momi said...

Such an interesting roof line.

bon bon said...

i was going to say, boy, it's still green where you are! ha!

love view. worth slowing down for...

Randy said...

There is something wonderful about a red barn!

Mike said...

You sure live in a beautiful place Dawn. A few more years of global warming and maybe the winters will be bearable too :-).

Alan said...

Much as I love the sentiment, if I applied it to where I currently live on a 24/7/365 basis, I reckon I'd blow a fuse:-)