Monday, December 19, 2011

Highway 59: A Series - Take 3

The third in a series of barns along Highway 59. 
If you missed them you can visit here for barn one and here for barn two.
As I pulled up in front of this barn I could hear the scurry of a mad semblance of tidying going on about the place. This sweet dame, it seemed, was just not familiar with company dropping by unexpectedly or planned for that matter. When asked if her photo could be taken, she replied with a rather demure tone, "Who, me?" This girl has been nothing but a hard worker her entire life and retirement is nowhere in sight but she's okay with that. "Better to have a life with purpose than a life spent idle", she advised. I nodded slowly in agreement as I remembered my grandmother's oft used phrase, 'waste not, want not' and then I turned and asked if she remembered that young couple, sixty years ago , so in love, taking photos as they waited near Hickson for a ride. "What advice did you dispel to them?" I asked, perhaps with more wonder than question.



~Be well friends~

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25 comments:

Beth said...

what a beautiful barn. what a beauty. (:

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

The texture you used on this gives it a very nice warm and antique look. I like it!

Lynne said...

Beautiful Andrea, especially the lure of the mystic . . .

Saun said...

What a beautiful barn with a story to go with it. Love the texture you used on it. Happy Holidays!

TexWisGirl said...

it is a beautiful place.

Faith said...

beeeeeutiful post and picture....thank you.
Merry Christmas....

Faith said...

ps...your header...gorgeous....and magical...like Christmas

Amish Stories said...

Almost looks like a painting, and i do love images of older barns. Richard

Windy Meadows Farm said...

It looks solid, as if it's ready for Old Man Winter. I could move in there...that would be an adventure! -Mary

Jan n Jer said...

Great old barn and story to go with it!

Flora said...

Love the commentary...great job !1

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

I love the photo, but I loved your portrayal of her even more.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

I love the photo, but I loved your portrayal of her even more.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love the barn and your description of her.

Andy said...

Excellent photo and excellent narrative to go with it.

Tanya said...

ahhhhh beautiful photo, beautiful post :)

Rose said...

This is great, Andrea, Picture and Words!

EG Wow said...

I really, REALLY like your edit of this barn. It's a beauty made even more beautiful!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

A sweet dame, indeed... what a beauty! =)

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Andrew said...

It's a wonderful old barn to see..

Leif Hagen said...

A wonderful barn out in the countryside, Andrea!
Fellow barn charm participant regards from the EAGAN daily photo blog

Ruta said...

What a great old barn!

Genie said...

A nice barn with superb processing...love the texture work. Such a nice contribution to the meme this week. genie

Genie said...

This series you are doing is so nice. Am really enjoying seeing your work. The textures and processing are wonderful. Awesome and artistic photography. genie

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

And she told them the future.

Of a wonderful granddaughter who would some day join the family.

They smiled. At her. At each other. Knowing that in years to come, warm happiness would be held in their arms...a baby named Andrea.

LYLAS!
xo, misha