Monday, August 29, 2011

Having unexpectantly felt an earthquake last week and then sat on pins and needles waiting for Hurricane Irene to move up the coast and away from our kids and grandkids, Hubby and I were finally able to relax and took a long quiet Jeep ride on Sunday. We were able to roll the windows down and enjoy the afternoon. Driving down a familiar road I knew a barn would be coming into view. I was quite surprised by the amount of growth around the barn as the field in front was very well kept.

The barn is in excellent shape for the age it appears to be. I wish I had thought to take a closeup of the lightning rods on top. If you enlarge the image you should be able to see them better. I just love these with the old ceramic balls on them.

I found a photo I took with my old point and shoot about three years ago of the same barn. Sure wish someone would cut away all the growth. The brick foundation is worth being able to see.


Both kids and their families are fine and were spared most of Irene's wrath. Our daughter is still without electricity having lost it before noon on Saturday. Her neighborhood is on the list to be back online by six 0'clock this evening. We're crossing our fingers.

Posting for Tricia's Barn Charm.

20 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very nice Barn, Carletta.. It does look like it's in great shape.

Hope Mother Nature gives us some calmer days now.... Glad you are all safe!
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

Oh, Carletta, to have that wonderful foundation and to just let it grow up. I always wonder...usually assume that people have more than they can do and just don't have time. But it is such a glorious barn it deserves to be taken care of.

Janie B said...

Glad everyone is okay from Irene. What a wonderful old barn. Great pictures.

Pat said...

Glad you survived the storm. I like this barn....I, too, am in love with old barns and am on constant look out for them as I drive along!

Ruta said...

I love being able to see the foundation!
We felt the earthquake too and then had Irene come in (downgraded to a tropical storm)...lots of flooding but little wind damage...the power was out for about 9 hours here...so happy we decided to get a generator!

Judy said...

Nice barn, I love shape of it...and...I'm glad to hear that you're all fine.

Jill Wellington said...

Carletta, I'm glad you're safe after the earthquake AND the hurricane! The east coast is getting socked.

But your country adventure made up for it...love your barn pics!

EG Wow said...

There really is quite a lot of growth there now. Maybe the barn is no longer being used.

I hope your daughter has power now!

Mari said...

What a beauty! I love the shape. I agree that it would be nice if the growth was cut away.

George said...

I hope your daughter's electricity got back when it was expected. I'm glad your family came through Irene safe and sound.
I really like this barn.

Mimi said...

Glad everyone's safe, it must be terrifying waiting for a hurricane to strike. I hope your daughter's electricity is back by now.
Love the barn photos, Carletta, and I agree with you about the brick foundations.

Paxie said...

Love your photo finds Carletta and it is a shame to have the barn not kept up.

Happy your family is okay. It was quite a week wasn't it? Nice peaceful photos to calm the jitters!

Tricia said...

Carletta, YaY You're back! =)
Excellent to hear your daughter is ok, electricity or not, she's good! Thank GOD

The barn is beautiful & I love the stone foundation & looks like a pretty good size barn, too... as I always say, I'd love to explore it

Have a great week & thanks so much for joining in & linking up to Barn Charm

Kim, USA said...

Love this barn looks like it is still working. Great Tuesday!

Red Charm

Neal said...

Very nice Carletta....I like the lightening rods also.

Angela said...

Wow! That is one very big barn! So beautiful! It makes me wonder about all the different designs for barns compared to the different designs for homes. I almost think there are more different barn designs than there are of home designs.

Have a Wonderful Week!
Angela

kaye said...

I'm glad things have settled down for you a little-I agree the barn looks better with the growth trimmed.

Beth said...

It looks like it's being swallowed up somewhat by the growth--that's sad, but it still looks in wonderful shape and certainly is a beauty! The lightening rods are cool too!

Carole said...

Great barn shots.

I'm glad that everyone made it through the hurricane unscathed. Aren't earthquakes interesting? I have a friend who lives in PA and she was totally unnerved having never felt one before. We feel them more often than we'd like here in Oregon.

NoteworthyMusings

Stephany said...

A lovely old barn! That was my first earthquake and I will admit that I found it a bit unnerving. The dishes rattled, the wood creaked...my first thought was sink hole. I think I lived in Florida too long.

I know I told you last week that I was planning to sit down and read your blog. Well, I finally made it! Can't tell you how much I'm enjoying it. :) I feel like I'm catching up with an old (as in: long-time) friend. Hope you're having a good evening!