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Monday, December 19, 2011

Grandpa's Barn


The weathered boards.


Windows for eyes.


The latch that's been used to open the door a thousand times over.


Basketball games played against its walls.



Hinges that squeak every time the door opens at chore time.



Still standing tall and proud.

~Grandpa  now shares his barn with his Grand kids.~
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Linking up with Barn Charm this evening.


40 comments:

Randy said...

You captured some wonderful photos here. I love the color.

darlin said...

Dawn if only walls could talk eh? I LOVE your photos, you've captured the true essence of this old barn.

TexWisGirl said...

what a great looking barn! nice shots!

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely barn and warm thoughts.Liked the hoop, i never learned to dribble until I was about 12, not much control on dirt.When I look at each barn I love to imagine all the fun that they have seen.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Nice tribute to an old friend :O)

Navigating Northward said...

Beautiful!

Mike said...

Great pictures Dawn! Love the weathered basketball hoop the most. Some bragging rights were won there for sure.

Linda said...

What a wonderful story told in pictures!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Old barns are better than a new barn any old day of the week. Great shots!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Now that's a barn!!

Joe said...

Every old barn has to have a basketball goal :). I've spent hours play ball in old barns.

Tanya said...

beautiful photos/story...

Jan n Jer said...

Nice picture story...very well preserved barn and still in use...thats a good thing!

Johann said...

This is really lovely! Being from South Africa we only see those barns in the movies or on TV. Super!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These photos show a happy well used time of the past....love your captures

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Oh the memories! Everyone has a place like that old barn to remember and cherish.

Buttons said...

Oh Granpa's barn is amazing but the memories are extra special I am sure. Your photos are beautiful. Lucky Gran kids. Merry Christmas Dawn and enjoy the holidays. B

EG Wow said...

Great old barn! I would love to go back to where I grew up to see if my great-grandparents' barn is still there!

Miz.November said...

My childhood is filled with old barns. We raised tobacco until I was out of school. There's nothing like the smell of a tobacco barn. Or a hay loft, for that matter. This is beautiful.

Farm Girl said...

Lovely barn. My cousins had one with rafters so high and the hay mow was high up too we would jump out of the window holding onto a rope and swing inside and fall in the hay. Some of the best times I ever had.

Changes in the wind said...

Oh how I love that you not only capture the shot but lure us in with the details...

Margaret said...

FANTASTIC close ups! I'd love a peek inside, too.

Jack said...

Another wonderful and sympathetic series, Dawn. You remind me that one of these days I really should take the basket down. No one has shot a ball at it in two decades.

Pam said...

There's something special about red barns. Your Grandpas barn is lovely.. how nice that he shares it with his Grand-kids.
Have a Merry Christmas, Dawn.
Hugs,
Pam

Pearl said...

Nice. My grandparents had a farm, and I spent my summers there. Barns, especially red ones, really bring me back.

Pearl

Lowell said...

Hi Dawn! So nice to hear from you again. Hope all is well and that you continue to run, bike and swim!

This is not only a splendid-looking old barn, but your post is a fine tribute to "grandpa." I'm sure he is pleased!

Aimee said...

This brought back so many memories for me. I grew up in Kansas and my grandparents had a farm and a red barn that we would play in all the time!

ladyfi said...

What a marvellous and lovely barn. A treasure trove of family memories!

Nani said...

I love the detail shots! Very nice!!

Andrew said...

Lovely images of a beautiful old building.

heyBJK said...

What a gorgeous old barn! I love it! It reminds me of my grandparent's farm.

Rose said...

Wow, I sure love the views you give. I never get the opportunity to get this close to most of the barns I photograph.

My barn can be seen here at Time Stand Still

Deb said...

awesome Barn it that the one on the photo you sent me....

Hilary said...

What wonderful weathered wood!

Allison said...

What a meaningful heritage. So beautiful.

Judy said...

Beautiful shots of your grandpas barn.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I'm running very behind on comments this week, so sorry!

I hope you walked thru & explored twice... once for me! heheheee
What a beauty! Will you be posting inside shots next week for Barn Charm? We rarely ever get to see inside the barns we shoot! =) I love all the different shots you've taken here & esp the light up toward the peak.

Thanks so much for joining this week's Barn Charm, Dawn...

Genie said...

This has to be my favorite barn of the week....your picture have me standing right there with you. Wonderful storytelling captures. What a love and a treasure for the family. It is beautiful. Thanks you SO much for sharing it with us. genie

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice barn! Lot's of family history involving that barn.

Joan said...

Oh, these barn pictures are incredible. Love the colors and contrasts.