Monday, May 16, 2011

Barn Charm #6

Hello friends. Isn't it nice to have blogger back? I don't think we'll take it for granted again, at least not for the rest of the month, wouldn't you say? For the moment, I'm recovering from more than a blogger outage, but a weekend long workshop. I've been studying up on beekeeping and pest management. It's quite possible my brain has turned to honey thinking about varroa mites but I could think of worse things to have inside my head - honey that is not mites! And considering it rained continually all weekend, as in the whole enchilada it was a good time to be inside except for when we weren't. But it was still fun to be out and about in the bee yard, even if the bees suffered from a bad case of cabin fever.

As I sloshed through the puddles along the back roads, traveling back and forth from the old farmhouse, I passed that shy beauty pictured above, the one peeking around the corner, and knew I had to capture her charm along with that of her sweet little sidekick. Nothing says charm to me than a few stars and the odd missing window pane. 
 And maybe a beehive out in the yard. 

Original Photo


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Barn Charm Monday 




~Happy Monday Friends-Enjoy your week!~







And sending love and best wishes to my biggest (and only!) fan;
Happy Birthday Mom!

24 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh that is a beauty. Great capture. I am glad you had fun at bee camp. B

dogsmom said...

I can't get over the lush green carpet your beautiful barn is sitting on.
I like the way you made it postcard perfect.

texwisgirl said...

i like the black and white paint on these buildings! different but striking!

hope your beekeeping efforts will pay off with bountiful honey! but safety first! :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

Hey Bee Girl! :) I love the photos, the subjects, and your special TLC to them!! I'd love to sit in on a bee workshop weekend (goodness knows, I could sure use the info!). We are sort of diving into this bee-venture without much of a plan. So I hope it all works out. Keep us posted on your bee-ventures!

Also, I want to shout out a Happy Birthday to your Mom!! -Tammy

Seven Gates Farm said...

You are quite precious being a steward of your land. Its hard, but its so fun and exciting. Moving from suburbia to the country was quite a transition for us. However, along the way, the folks I've encounter at all my workshops and just folks I consider my "go-to people" who show me the way, are just the best friends I've encounter in quite a while ~ the real deal. Bring on those bees too. I'm planting my apple trees and hopefully the bees from Orchard Creek Farm will find their way back here to me. Debi

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Oh how I can't wait to dive into bees {not literally of course}. For now, I'll live vicariously through your adventures. Love the photos and the textures you used. I have to dive into the texture world someday too! Beautiful.
Have a great week.
Staci

Rose said...

Wow, I like this...wish I could see it in person.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Lovely barn photos! Bee Keeping? I am looking forward to future bee posts, I find the life of bees so interesting, but intimidating! Good luck!

Genie said...

What an appealing barn. The one shot with the texture added is awesome. Love the star on the side....the white and green give a nice contrast. The owners have definitely kept up with their paint jobs. Lovely shots.

Evelyn S. said...

This is a winning duo, for certain! Love the color...and those white details.

Carletta said...

A very charming duo!
I LOVE your processing - lovely work!

don said...

That is a neat looking barn with lots of style. I like the way they painted the windows and how they stand out. The star is an added bonus. Fine post. Good luck with the bee keeping....that is I hope the weather is better for the bees soon! :-)

Allison at Novice Life said...

swooning and drooling! LOVE the barn!

Mari said...

What a great old barn! The processing makes it even better!

Elaine said...

Definitely a barn with character! Great processing on the second shot.

Tricia said...

You're a bee-charmer, then? WoW! You beee careful... heheheee

Beautiful barns & textures, too! Great shots! =)

Thanks so much for posting these charmers for Barn Charm... they fit right in!!! =)

from my front porch... said...

Just gorgeous!
So, when do the bees arrive?
xo, misha
LYLAS

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I love barns and that one is fantastic. I love the textures you apply, they look wonderful! Have a great week, my friend the soon-to-be bee keeper!

Kristy said...

I love the texture of your country landscapes. I'm hosting texture challenge, come in join us if you can!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oooooooooo, love this SO much. Wish I had a postcard of it!

Mildred said...

I love this! So nice to meet you thru Barn Charm!

Carole said...

What an absolutely fabulous building. :-)

Kim, USA said...

This barn is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

The Barn

MarieElizabeth said...

I think the original is a beautiful shot, but the textured ones are even more stunning. Great work.