Monday, August 15, 2011

A Road, Created

Just a hop and a skip from the old farmhouse sits a beautiful old barn, wonderfully maintained with beautiful details and really quite large for the area. It's a barn with enough stand alone charm to make it more than newsworthy but what makes this barn unique is the role it plays in its farmstead setting. 

 It wasn't long after moving to the old farmhouse that I stumbled upon this local spot. It's hard not to notice a road that winds and bends and then darts between two large trees, with a beautiful barn situated on one side of the road....
 keeping watch of its farmhouse situated on the other side of the road.
I've learned from local talk that this road, at one time was just a lane to the farmhouse but as frequent use continued, it eventually became a full fledged roadway. When I first heard this, I envisioned friends and family coming to visit after church on a warm Sunday afternoon and after perhaps a lengthy visit, and a long ride home by wagon, a shortcut was in order to make up time. 
 And that my friends is how a road is created.

~Happy Trails Friends~


















27 comments:

Katie said...

A great slice of history and absolutely that is how a road is created!

TexWisGirl said...

we have a place like that here on a farm-to-market road. barn on one side and house on the other with the paved road cut right thru.

Unknown said...

Just beautiful how you've shared this, love your use of textures :)

RoeH said...

I love it. Makes me yearn to be there right this minute.

A Wild Thing said...

Now a days we spend time planting tree rows and fences to hide us away from the road traffic, noise and pollution...ahhhh, the good ol' days!

Laura said...

Isn't it fun to learn those little tidbits of history?

Deb said...

There is a road just like that around here. No flying turtles though.

Lisa Gordon said...

It is so nice to meet you Andrea, and a very warm welcome to The Creative Exchange!
What a beautiful barn this is, and it is especially nice to see it being maintained. Your photographs of it are wonderful!

Thank you so much for sharing these today.

Have a great day!

lisa.

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm sure many roads in my neck of the woods were created in much the same way! I love your photos, they always tell a story!

Kat :)

Dandy said...

It's a wonderful place you live in.

Rug Cleaning Santa Monica said...

These are such beautiful shots! They remind me a little of growing up in the midwest... Not quite the same scenery here in Los Angeles :)
-Rachel

Rose said...

Wow, never heard of anything like this happening. What a wonderful post...I love hearing a bit of the history.

Lee said...

Great post and great story and great barn

Bruce Clark said...

Very nice shots

EG CameraGirl said...

It's amazing how much knowledge the old timers in a community have, Good for you for getting them to tell the story!

Michelle said...

Really so beautiful. Nothing like a farm.

Unknown said...

Fabulous old barn - great textures - great story - great post!

Mari said...

What a great old barn! I love the history you shared too.

Jimh. said...

love the use of texture, not overstated and beautiful! Very beautiful!

Jill Wellington said...

I want to drive down that pretty road and visit a friend! Lovely photos.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing as I read along, that friends & family would come by after church, etc... it's beautiful & you've captured it beautifully!!! =)

Thank you, Andrea

Tanya Breese said...

loved hearing about the history...beautiful pictures!

Kim, USA said...

This is stunning. I could tell the rural ambiance of the photos. Great post!

Barn Charm

Elaine said...

Beautiful treatment and photos, with the bit of history making it that much more interesting.

Cheryl@OntheOldPath said...

I love the photos, I am following and a fellow rural Ontarian :D

deb duty said...

What a beautiful post! I love the road between the two trees. Lovely photos!

Carole said...

A wonderful barn shot. And I love the setting. :-)

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