Monday, June 13, 2011

My Favourite Country Road

There's an off the beaten path, a windy country road, full of stillness and solitude, that has become my favourite spot. Lots haven't been severed for country homes, so there are only a few farms to be found; as you travel along, the innumerable fence posts seem to stretch on and on forever before you pass another farm, or a barn. Only in such a place, can time stand still and a barn can seem almost forgotten. 
Perhaps one day all will be forgotten but this stone wall. If I had my druthers, I think I'd prefer the stone wall to stand the test of time. A remembrance of an era, when dwellings for animals and farm equipment preceded the importance of a dwelling for humans. 
Who knows, maybe one day we'll return to a time where our lives are swept through the simple tides of nourishing our bodies and minds as they become one with the land again. I'd sure like to be around to see that.

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28 comments:

Deb said...

It just occurred to me that in this part of my province attractive old barns are few and far between. Most have been torn down and ugly modern ones take their place. Sad, isn't it?

texwisgirl said...

what an interesting stone wall...

Roadside Rustic said...

Lovely post. I like the way you have cropped the barn shots.

EG Wow said...

I like how you've been able to get up so close to the barn! Very cool. I think I need to get braver and sneak up on a few barns. :)

Buttons said...

Lovely post Andrea as you know this is a passion of mine. I try to show as many barns as I can so we will not forget. I have a photo of a barn that I wrote about not too long ago the strong winds took it to the ground the last week. Sad, sad, sad. It is very expensive to maintain a barn as I know so well.
I think that time unfortunately is gone.
I do love your photos. B

Buttons said...

Lovely post Andrea as you know this is a passion of mine. I try to show as many barns as I can so we will not forget. I have a photo of a barn that I wrote about not too long ago the strong winds took it to the ground the last week. Sad, sad, sad. It is very expensive to maintain a barn as I know so well.
I think that time unfortunately is gone.
I do love your photos. B

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Seems like there was a lot of natural beauty in all that they built as well. Thanks for sharing a lovely picture of a sight that's quickly vanishing from our landscapes!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

More beautiful barns!
thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

I often think of how little we actually bought when I was a kid...we raised most everything we ate...barns were used for livestock and storage of hay...and in our case for hanging tobacco.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Oh if barns could talk... That is a beauty. We just returned from a
4-H meeting with an awesome large group of young people from 11-21. There is hope for the next generation as these young people strive to be good stewards of our lands and resources.

Carole said...

It would be a lovely thing to see, living our lives by the land as opposed to by the clock. That is the true reason that people are drawn to the past. Not because times were necessarily simpler (though it seems that way looking back), but because they were different in ways that we can only imagine in this hectic world we now live in.

Lovely shots. :-)

Farmchick said...

I adore that stone wall.

Red Gate Farm said...

That barn is a beauty! I'm in love with that stonework! You really don't see barns like that around here. I find it very interesting how different parts of the country (US or Canada) can have such different styles when it comes to barns. One of these days, before they all collapse, I'd like to travel around our county and take pictures of old barns and have them made into a book for my husband... maybe this summer is finally the time... especially now that I have my zippy little 40 mpg Civic :)

~Chris

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Andrea,

that old barn is just lovely. There are quite a few old barns where I live in Southern Oregon..at least, I think so :) :) I live in a town that has a lot of farms around it. whenever I go out driving I always look for barns and old farmhouses. My favorite is when you find one that is "hiding" behind some trees.. :) :) It's like a beautiful secret :) Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Melissa said...

I would love to travel that road too!

Vintage Country Girl said...

Looks very serene. Hope there are no snakes there, though. That would be drawing the line for me. LOVE red barns.

Beth said...

I really like that second shot---the angle of it shows off the stone wall really well. Such character! We have country roads like you described and just driving them brings peace to the soul.

Evelyn S. said...

Fabulous stone wall! So glad you have captured and preserved this wonderful building.

Mari said...

Love that stone wall! I would love this road too.

Karen said...

love the images, and oh, for a simpler time.

Jan n Jer said...

When I see these old barns...it makes me wonder the history behind each one. If only the old walls could talk! Great pics...so much charm.

Windy Meadows Farm said...

I love old barns & old houses...I wish they could speak and tell us what times werel like when they were young. Thanks for capturing this lovely barn, stone is rare around here, and thanks for sharing it with all of us. -Mary

Flat Creek Farm said...

I love these! That stone wall is amazing. Beautiful captures. ok, it's settled. I'm moving to your neck of the woods! ;) -Tammy

Tricia said...

Wonderfully said & beautiful place!

Thanks for joining Barn Charm! =)

MJ said...

Your roads and barns that you share are like unread books for me. I wonder about their stories, the dramas, the life that they have had. Some seem sad, some tired, some ready for a second life. I love it all.

debi said...

Such a lovely place and your photos capture the charm perfectly.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Beautiful and humbling.

mountain mama said...

amen to that!

great shots!!