Monday, July 25, 2011

Barn Charm Blindness


Another barn, of many it seems, that I pass during my commute each day. Maybe I take too many of them for granted, because I've never really stopped to savour the beauty and charm of this one before now. Of course, it could just be that I pass this one early enough during my drive that my daily dose of java hasn't begun to kick in but Shakespeare wrote, "And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault worse by the excuse." 

So please excuse my fault for passing this one by for far too long. Or better yet, here's the real reason  I stopped. I can't seem to pass by a field of rolled hay bales, without imagining it as a large board game.


Checkers anyone?

Come to think of it, who notices a barn when there is an oasis of gold laid out before you?

I'll quit now, while I'm ahead. 

Or while I think I am. 

I'm joining:

~Be well friends!~







24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that golden field is gorgeous. and a barn and silos with lovely trees. :) you're ahead. for now. but we're watching you...

Gail said...

I see the beauty through your eyes and your words...simply breathtaking.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

{sigh....} You photos are dreamy. And I love the header pic! I could stare for ages at them.

Buttons said...

These are fabulous. I love the golden bales. B

Deb said...

Only you could make hay look golden and beautiful.

Flat Creek Farm said...

You're too funny :) And so talented in capturing these beautiful barns and fields and... everything. Just gorgeous! Love the texturing on these as well. -Tammy

Jill Wellington said...

These photos are fab!!!

Laura said...

Love the photos! The fields seem extra golden this year. I've yet to get a picture, but they're just really beautiful.

KnitterMama said...

Coming here by way of the habit of being. I always stare at farmhouses in fascination, wondering what has come before. They are just stunning as is your picture.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Your photograph's are simply amazing, I never tire of them.

Judy said...

Love what you did to these. The barn photo looks like a painting...Nice!

Beth said...

I've never thought of a hayfield that way, but I can see your point. Hmmmm. Stunning gold.

I too pass by many barns on my way to work and back (and hay fields) and only since I stumbled onto Barn Charm did I really start to 'see' them. Now I'm fascinated.
Lovely barn you've shown. But I can understand about not being yet awake enough. That second cup of coffee is a big one for me!

missing moments said...

that golden field is something!
can't decide if I love it more than the barns

Farmchick said...

These photos are gorgeous. I love the processing.

Rose said...

I sure love both photos...

camp and cottage living said...

Andrea
Thanks for sharing both the field and the barn.
As a midwestern girl I do miss seeing both. We have a few barns near here, but definitely no wheat fields.
Every area has it's own beauty, doesn't it? And it's so true that we sometimes take for granted the familar.

Gardener in the Distance said...

No-one could blame you, Andrea, when you have some wonderful, broad views around you as this golden field, if you sometimes overlook the odd barn...

Tanya said...

just gorgeous, both photos!

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

The barn would catch my eye first, but the field of gold would be a very close 2nd LoL! =)

Thanks again for joining in Barn Charm, Andrea! =)

MarieElizabeth said...

It would be relxing to pass that everyday. Thanks for stopping and sharing with us.

Ms. Becky said...

these exquisite photos scream SUMMER! love the trees around the barn, and the vast golden field. you've captured the essence so beautifully. I hope you're having a really fun week.

Evelyn S. said...

I know what you mean about 'barn blindness,' but each week my eyes are opened more! What a great composition in the first photo....and that hay field is so mid-summer.

Anika said...

Really stunning...great processing work!

Carole said...

A lovely, lovely shot.

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