Sunday, September 4, 2011

Barn Charm

I posted this photo a couple of years ago on my photoblog long before Tricia's barn meme. I thought it was worthy of repeating here for those Barn Charm folks who appreciate these wonderful old relics of the American landscape. When it comes to charm this one fits the bill for me. It sits high atop a hill with wide open sky behind it with its bright red color contrasting beautifully with the green field of grass that surrounds it. The charming old fashioned lightning rods point to the wispy clouds overhead. The outline of three windows can barely be seen and my mind wistfully wonders what the rest of this little charmer looks like. The barn is adorned with a wooden quilt patch named Bold Star. Given the bold statement this little barn makes sitting high on the hill the owners couldn't have chosen a more appropriate pattern to adorn it with.

Posted for Barn Charm and Ruby Tuesday.

32 comments:

Paxie said...

I remember this and even started searching for barns in my area with quilts. I was amazed at how many there were.

Love this one Carletta :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is gorgeous, Carletta... I love seeing old barns.

Have a great Labor Day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pat said...

Ah! You know I'd like this one with the barn quilt! Very charming!

Ralph said...

The sea of green sits below the majesty of this barn. Perfect in red, and with the quilt pattern, this is so stylish, its charm is lies in its functional beauty. So well captured!

Janie B said...

Beautiful picture. That red barn really pops against the blue sky and green grass.

Ebie said...

Love it! A barn on top a a hill!

Me, too, I have posted from my archives long before barn charm.

Mari said...

I love the simple shape of this barn. The quilt square makes it really special.

Rose said...

Oh, it is lovely, Carletta....I love barns whether high on a hill, or nestled down in a valley...or on the wide open prairie.

EG Wow said...

I'm beginning to see a few quilt patches in Upstate New York but still NONE that I've seen in Canada.

Jimh. said...

definitely worthy of revival! I like it!

alwaysbackroads said...

Love the colors and composition - very nice!
Donna

Tricia said...

I can't think of anything else to add... you said it all! =)

Thank you for joining in & linking up to this week's Barn Charm =)))

Tricia said...

I should have said thank you, too, for reposting this beauty... Everyone WILL love it =)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Definitely Barn Charm! Awesome shot! Love it ~thanks, namaste, Carol from (A Creative Harbor) linked with Ruby Tuesday ~ ^_^

Kim, USA said...

This barn looks mighty up there.

Barn Charm

chubskulit said...

Lovely barn that is Carletta.

<a href="http://www.meetourclan.com/2011/09/horse-ride.htmlMy Ruby Tuesday Post</a>, hope you can drop by.

Lesley said...

I like the quilt patch. I don't think anyone does that up this way.

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful shot!

Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Cheryl said...

Although I like your barn photo a lot, I love the photo in your header. One of my personal favourite photos to take is the road in front of me. I especially love the trees lining the road. Where was the photo taken?

Elaine said...

Lovely shot of the barn peeking over the hill at you!

anemonen said...

Charming barn. Love the angle.

Tanya said...

perfect!

Neal said...

That barn looks so lonely sitting there. It really is gorgeous even if it is lonely. :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love to see the barns with the quilt squares on them.

Gill in Canada

Jan n Jer said...

This sits so pretty on top of that hill! Love the old quilt barns!

Dianne said...

it is beautiful
I love your perspective

Robin said...

Great shot of the barn - it's like it's playing peekaboo with us :).

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Ruta said...

I love it...I don't see any barns with quilt squares around here.

Carole said...

I love how the barn sits up there tall and proud on that lush green hill. Pretty sky too. Great shot.

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Angela said...

Such a sweet looking barn! I love the wooden quilt on it! Glad you brought it back out again to share!

Bruce Clark said...

Nice looking barn and the wooden quilt is just wonderful.

Stephany said...

Another beautiful barn. Love the quilt pattern!