Sunday, November 20, 2011

Barn Charm

This is the scene Hubby and I came upon as we left the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park last month. We rounded a curve and I saw the barns and asked him to find a place to pull off of the two lane road. He really only could pull over on the berm so I took these rather quickly. It was early morning and the sky was white and overcast with a little fog.
You're probably wondering what that big dish is in the center of the photos. The dish is at the center of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank West Virginia. This radio telescope is the largest fully steerable dish in the world. I zoomed in as much as I could to capture the barn above. I love the cupolas.My camera couldn't bring in the back barn quite as well but it was enough to bring out the green and white silo and all the rolls of hay.The barns on the opposite side of the field were harder to get close shots of. It's hard to say whether they were all part of one farm or two. I zoomed in one the dish for a better view. We had passed the observatory on our way to Cass but didn't stop to visit. If you look closely you'll see a smaller dish to the left of the larger one.I little farther down the road I happened to look out the back window on the drivers side of the Jeep and saw another view. We stopped to get this view as well. One day we plan to visit and take the tour.
Blogger's new interface lets you click on the pictures for a much bigger view. Go ahead, make em' bigger!

Posted for this week's Barn Charm with Tricia.

26 comments:

diane b said...

great barn shots under difficult conditions. You must go back and do the telescope tour and show us more.Big pics are great.

TexWisGirl said...

living near that huge dish might be a bit disconcerting, but those barns sure are nice! :)

Genie said...

Carletta...Your Cass trip ended up giving you a wealth of wonderful photos to share. Each post is so interesting. Am always begging Buddy to pull off so I can shoot barns. Lately I have been taking a different back road home each day from school and in turn am finding a wealth of cool barns in the area I knew nothing about. These shots are really awesome. It is a pretty large farm. The shot of the radio telescope in mind boggling. Great post this week. genie

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful barn photos and I am intrigued with the huge dishes as well. Great post!

Flora said...

Beautiful!! (thanks for the info on Bloggers new interface... I will have to try it!)

Rose said...

Oh, Carletta...don't know what I like best...I just love them all...even that big futuristic dish....don't you wonder what people will think hundreds of years from now?

Debbie said...

really pretty barns, with nice charming shapes. the silo is a nice bonus!!

Dawn said...

A white barn and a silo. The perfect combination!

Mary said...

It looks like science fiction next to that dish!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Lovely well kept barn and silo... I agree with Mary, that dish looks a bit ET-ish!

Jan n Jer said...

Great scenic farm shots....that huge dish is very interesting!!!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I've never seen such huge dishes before, they look scary big! =0

They barns are magnificent, of course, & love the winding road leading to them... great farm shots!

Thanks for joining =)))

Dianna said...

Hi, Carletta,
How amazing that we posted the same barn!! Too funny!
We did the trip to the Cass railroad last year too. Isn't that a beautiful area? I've only read this one post of yours, but I like your blog! I'm going to check out previous posts!
Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment!

Susan said...

I love the barns! Great shots!
Really!

Neal said...

Very nice. I would like to explore those barns.

Nani said...

Great shots! I love that green and white silo top. :) I’m so glad you told us what the dish is all about. I’d have grumbled wondering. LOL An observatory visit sounds awesome!

Lesley said...

That dish is HUGE! But better that than a windfarm I think. I like that these buildings are all white (to co-ordinate with the dish?)

Dianna said...

Carletta, I just realized that the barn you shared today is the one I shared on my blog last week! That is really strange...!

Jeanne said...

Those are beautiful barn shots. A barn that would be fun to explore i'll bet. Also, pretty amazing size on that dish! Looks huge. Lovely photos!

don said...

Fine looking barns. You got some very shots of them. The big dish was interesting too. Good job of shooting.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely barn -- great cupolos make it even more charming. Bill would want to visit the dish thing -- we went to something like that once in New mexico -- the place where the movie "contact" was filmed.

MarieElizabeth said...

That dish is HUGE! I can't imagine who has to climb in it to maintain it.

Carole said...

Fabulous barn shots! And that is one BIG dish. lol

Interesting contrast in the first picture, barn with giant dish just a few yards over. Interesting info. about it too. I'll have to show the pic to hubby.

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Mama Zen said...

That dish is amazing!

One said...

Wonderful barn shots!

Btw, congratulations! Your caption has been selected and is posted today.

Craver Vii said...

Mmmmm... you could heap quite a pile of turkey and stuffing on that dish!