Monday, December 26, 2011

Highway 59: A Series - Take 4

The final barn in a month long series. You can visit Barn 1 and it's steadfast soldiers here, Barn 2 and it's rambling fence here or Barn 3, the old gray mare, here.
This last barn in the series was the first barn that had me hitting the brakes. I was en route to a morning walk to gather materials for an upcoming basket weaving session and as I drove by, the lovely patina of the faded green paint on this barn along with that horse on the left that wouldn't take his eyes off of me (There's always one, isn't there? One that watches your every move.), I knew I had to go back and I did.

As I completed my usual routine of finding a safe spot to pull over and quickly finding the best vantage point for photo taking, I patted myself on the back for coming back to capture this beauty. Then I pressed the shutter release on my camera while nothing happened. So I pressed it again and again and then the reality of what I had done sunk in and it was then that I kicked myself as I realized the memory card was at home in the card reader, still plugged into the computer. 

Ouch. 

I kicked myself quite hard.

Two weeks later, as I journeyed north along Highway 59 once more, with a camera and memory card riding shotgun beside me,  I captured a few more barns along the way with this sweet girl being my final destination. I was late for that basket weaving session but I don't regret it for a second. From that trip a series was born, a remembrance of my grandparents and the journeys they made together in this world and the latest journey they embarked on earlier this year. I highly suspect they are still traveling together. I couldn't imagine them any other way. 

From my grandmother's photo album; taken in the forties on
Highway 59...of course.

~Be well friends~


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17 comments:

Elaine said...

The barn was well worth making a second trip for! I certainly can relate to leaving the memory card in the computer! I try to always have my camera bag along with an extra card in it because I know that just when I find the perfect shot is when I will have likely done just as you did.

Lesley said...

I have spent too much money buying extra memory cards when I go on photo day trips ...

Love the photo, but if that is your grandparents am wondering who took it??

Beth said...

what a great barns. so pretty. so glad it caught your eye. thanks, for sharing. (:

Lynne said...

I have enjoyed, (loved) your Barn Series barns. The stories you "weave" seem to pull me in and stir me up with memories and joy. The photo of your grandmother in embrace and a kiss . . . did you say that is her with your grandfather . . .
How sweet it is, on Hwy #59 . . .

Tanya said...

oh i love with your grandparents...what a beautiful post....i've done that same thing before. i went out on a mission for barns and even took pics but the camera i had with me doesn't save without a card, my other one will save a few that way...i was so mad at myself lol

TexWisGirl said...

love the memory of your grandparents. :)

and LOVE that barn with its scalloped shelter in the back for the horses. nice!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

OMGosh, I love the 40's photo! That must mean so much to you & your family... and check out the barn in the background... is that one still standing or do you know where exactly it was taken? How Cool!!!

Thank you so much for posting this series of barns on Barn Charm... Beautiful, exciting & amazing!!! =)

Farmchick said...

I love that gray color on the barn and how great is that shot of your grandparents?!

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

I've really enjoyed the photos of the various barns...although the last photo with the couple kissing is my favorite ;) So romantic ;) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Andrew said...

A wonderful post to read... many thanks for sharing.

Jeannelle said...

Nice shots!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Nice pastoral scene and your vignetting really adds to the mood... I am your newest follower...

Dandy said...

Your blog always makes me feel nostalgic. I love these pictures

Dandy said...

Your blog always makes me feel nostalgic. I love these pictures

Daniel said...

A refreshing true life story.
"Romancing the Barn"

Lovely photo's!

Amish Stories said...

I never seem to get tired of barn images, happy new years folks. Richard

Dog Trot Farm said...

Andrea, such beautiful photos you have taking. I love a barn in any shape or form. Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family, wishing you peace and plenty, greetings from Maine, Julie.