Monday, June 27, 2011

Turn the other Cheek

This barn sits nestled between a river and the road I travel each day. These large apple crates seem to come and go, but are always here and full of apples come harvest time each fall.
And while perhaps it's not the most charming barn around, I love the crates and the various tractors that appear every now and then. Funny thing is, I drove by this barn every day for longer than I care to admit, wondering just where the orchard was that supplied all those apples. Longer than I care to admit as in over a year. There is a river behind it; how could there possibly be an orchard there?
Thing is, I was so caught up in the happenings each morning and evening that I forgot to look on the other side of the road.
 Who knows what one may find if they just have the courage to turn the other cheek.
You just may find something beautiful.


 I'm joining:
 
~Be well friends~

28 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh that's neat. :)

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Now those are some big boxes to hold apples.
Once again you have showed us some beautiufl barns.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Oh so true!

Tina said...

Such a beautiful drive on your way to work! Enjoyed the tour....

Gardener in the Distance said...

A very nice point, Andrea, and beautiful illustrations.

Windy Meadows Farm said...

We do get caught up in so much...good words to begin the day with. And of course, lovely photos. Thanks for the reminder...
-Mary

Laura said...

Great pictures! And can't wait to see more because you'll surely take pictures of trees bursting with apple goodness!

Faye Henry said...

Loved your posting.. Have you ever made apple blossom jelly.. Delicious..
Love your header pic and your blog..
Canadian, eh?

misha said...

That is beautiful! I love apple trees. I love the scent they put off and how they hang when they are so full!
I hope you are slowly filling an entire wall of your gorgeous photos!

xo, misha

Elle Bee said...

Just lovely!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful! (I'll take a couple of those apple baskets, btw.. ;)) -Tammy

Flat Creek Farm said...

*crates*. Sheesh, someone said the word "basket" at the exact time I was typing this comment.. lol. Life is grand at 50
:D -T

Dog Trot Farm said...

I never tire of your photography Andrea, just beautiful.

Genie said...

The barn is nice, the apple crates are made of such beautiful wood, and your flower is lovely even though that barn might need a bit of work.. You gave us a bit of everything this week. Genie

Rose said...

You cannot imagine how these shots pull at my heartstrings...brings back so many memories of working at an apple orchard for almost 20 years. Great series!

Allison at Novice Life said...

Great post - nice pictures!

Lesley said...

Oh yes, I have been there! The things that sit almost under our noses that we miss.

(My barn post is located halfway between Fergus and Elora)

Mari said...

I think the barn has a simple charm, with it's straight lines and faded paint, but what beauty lies on the other side. I love your analogy!

Alana Jo said...

How cool!

asiong32 said...

great photos!

Elaine said...

A lovely barn, lovely photos of the other side of the road, and lovely words to tie it all together. It's amazing how often we miss what's right under our noses.

EG Wow said...

I like how you processed these photos. They have a dream-like quality....maybe a coming-out0i=of-the-fog quality like when you realized the apple trees were across the road. :)

Buttons said...

Beautiful Andrea and so true. B

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...I love this! Its amazing what you can see when you really take a good look!!! Great photos!

Bluff Area Daily said...

How beautiful & the barn IS charming, especially w/ the ivy taking over the side like that. WoW!
The textured blossom images are beautiful, too.

Thanks so much for joining =)

Kim, USA said...

The barn is beautiful and the green paint is still visible. Love your texture on the blossoms.

Barn Charm

{ T G L } said...

Hi there!

Just letting you know I wrote a mini-review of a number of blogs I like on my blog and it includes yours. I hope it generates you a little more traffic and interest.
You can find the post here:
http://this-good-life.blogspot.com/2011/07/through-blogging-door.html

Blessings,
This Good Life

Carole said...

Wonderful barn photographs!

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