Monday, October 1, 2012

Barn Charm

Yesterday morning Hubby and I went out for breakfast and then for a Sunday drive. As we drove down a rural road this lovely old silo came into view. I'm loving that little bit of color showing up on the trees just past the silo. I'm so ready for the colors of fall!
As I stood on the side of the road and photographed the silo the old barn above was to my left. It looks like it's being overtaken by vines but the rusty roof gives it a lot of charm for me. A truck was coming so we had to move out of the middle of the road.
As we drove on past the silo Hubby was again able to pull off and I got out and took a shot of the scene behind us. As you can see a new much larger barn stands on the hill.

Don't you LOVE it! At the end of our drive we had stopped at a local farm store to pick up some suet for my bird feeders. Usually I don't go in the store with hubby; but today I did and boy was I happy that I had! Isn't this the best T-shirt! Even Hubby smiled when he picked it up.
You all want one too don't you! Yes, you do!  :)
Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm.

26 comments:

Pat said...

I love old barns! That second shot is sweet!

Robyn said...

Carletta, looks like a fun Sunday drive! I like the vines and rusty roof of the old barn too. And, a silo find to boot.

TexWisGirl said...

love it! that place is beautiful! built on the hill and really pretty!

DeniseinVA said...

I do love it, such pretty shots and I love this time of the year when the leaves are turning and there is a little nip in the air. Have a great week Carletta!

Colin said...

Hi
Very impressive silo. What grain would be stored in it? And it appears to be hilly countryside, so I guess the grain is brought in?
Hmmmmmmm! Now how can one 'delicately' put it? The T-Shirt!!!! I would just love one to wear on my up-coming trip south when I will be in the countryside, the locals would get a few good laughs and I would get one "hell of a ribbing"!
I best not say anymore, it might come back to haunt me - ha ha!
Great photos and thanks for the memories (cleaning throat, whilst spluttering!).
Colin (Brisbane.Australia)
Weather report: Tuesday 2nd October. Two days of steady rain have gone, badly needed for the lawns and gardens after 2 months of zilch. Really strangely winter like yesterday. Sunny and cloudless this morning 6.45am.

Carletta said...

Colin,
The silo would be used to store corn. It is hilly countryside on that side of the road. Standing taking the last photo if I had turned around and taken a photo of the other side of the road you would see a very large flat field where corn is grown. The whole area is hilly in sections and flat in others.

Linda said...

Great shots - and I do SO love that shirt! What a hoot...perfect for us barn junkies, too!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That Sunday drive couldn't have been better for the barn meme! Great barns (looks like they just left the old one when they built the new!) and that T-Shirt is hilariously perfect!

Red said...

That first silo is one huge hummer. The old barn looks as if it has a few stories to tell.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Very pretty farm, and that silo is HUGE! Sounds like a fun way to spend a Sunday!

Mari said...

Nice barn! Like the silo and the t-shirt is awesome!

Deanna said...

Lovely barn pics, that silo is most impressive in it's size.

Beth said...

Quite a lovely setting with all three barns and that silo reaching for the sky! Its height is really shown off with the low-lying barn beside it.
This was a wonderfully successful outing--just in this one spot!
That t-shirt is the icing on the cake---a terrific find. lol.

Tanya said...

beautiful images and that t-shirt is cool!!

Beth Edwards said...

what great views. i love the t-shirt design that is too great. some one has a great sense of humor. giggles!! (:

Jori said...

Gorgeous barns! I need that t-shirt! I moved to Missouri from Las Vegas 7 months ago. I LOVE it here. So happy to be able to go barn hunting whenever I want.

Tricia Hays said...

I want one! I wonder if the store has an online site to order one... I love it! =)

The barn is great, esp that rusty roof & the vines, of course! heheheee

Thanks for joining this weeks Charmiversary =)

Jan n Jer said...

Your photo shoots sounds like me n my hubs...we drive n stop for me to photograph barns or fences or what ever. I love love that shirt...all of us barn charmers should have one! Great pics Carletta

Rose said...

Oh, I like the shots you took...specially love that first shot for the impact it gives. But I love that barn, too.

Faye said...

First thoughts--this is one hardworking or maybe just optimistic farmer living here. The size of that silo and number of barns. Hope its been a good year for them--a challenge around here.

Did you and your hubs get matching T-shirts? :-)

BTW, usually don't like to promote my blog this way, but Mr. Linky is not cooperating today. Go here for my entry if you like, Summit Musings

Debbie said...

well, tell us, what happens in the barn?? hehe

it's a beautiful farm and i LOVE that big ole' silo!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the barn, silo and the T-shirt!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Such a pretty scene. Love the rusty roof barn, silo and the T-shirt is pretty cute too.

don said...

A fine barn and silo series. I struggle with others cars coming and the reason I do a number of drive-by shots. The country roads around here have absolutely no shoulders or place to get out-of-the-road.

Marie said...

Great barn for Barn Charm. You got some pretty shots. And that T-shirt is awesome!

Kathy said...

The T-shirt made my very early morning today! A classic!