Monday, December 5, 2011

Highway 59: A Series

Sometimes, with a little knowledge and a dash of planning, the paths you choose in life 
can bring you along avenues filled with experiences you never dare dream. 
And if  you're lucky, it can take you along roads filled with patient old barns 
that thought you'd never come visit. This barn particularly, with it's three tin soldiers
standing on guard, could be heard letting out a huge sigh of relief as I pulled over 
and there was the slightest murmur heard coming from amongst the three of them 
while one of them said, "I told you she'd get here".
For the month of December, I'll be featuring barns along highway 59. 
A small tribute to my grandparents who likely traveled along 
this two lane highway more than any other in the world.

~Be well friends~

27 comments:

Beth said...

what a great idea. can't wait to follow along. there are beautiful barns every where. (:

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely photo ~ so pastoral and peaceful ~ am sure they are glad you arrived ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy MYM ^_^

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

That is gorgeous! I can't wait to travel the same road as your grandparents...
LYLAS!
xo, misha

TexWisGirl said...

that is beautiful!

Deb said...

Lovely. You have a plethora of old barns there.

Emille said...

Like your three tin soldiers!

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

This is just beautiful :) :) I love taking pictures of farms, too, when I can. There are some beautiful out farms in the Carmel valley :) :) Have a great week. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

L. said...

Beautiful photo and I love how you processed it! There's just something so romantic about old farms, isn't there? :D

Gone Country said...

What an awesome barn and a great shot! I'm going to enjoy this tribute!

Farmchick said...

A perfect shot.

mary said...

Awesome shot!

Tulips

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

I love that view-

Saun said...

What a great story to go along with your barn photo. Beautiful shot and I love your header....

Rose said...

I really like this and will never look at silos the same again..though I might come up with a little different name. And hope to remember to come here to see the barns you post.

Ruta said...

What a great idea...love the silos in this shot...beautiful!

Carletta said...

Excellent shot! Such a wonderful composition.
Loved your commentary as well.

Elaine said...

Ah, the many conversations those three old friends must have had over the years. Lovely photo and beautiful processing!

Mari said...

This is a beautiful shot with wonderful processing. I love your description of it too.

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous shot....the silos make this a perfect country scene!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Well, of all the Barn Charm entries this week so far (30) I have to give yours the Best of Show award. Great composition, nicely done.

Lesley said...

I had to look up Hwy 59. I'm not as familiar with that area (thought the town names all sound so very familiar!) So, I look forward to taking this tour with you.

Larry said...

Love the composition and color of this photo... beautiful! Larry

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

What a charming beauty they all are, barn included! Love that... I told you she'd get here! =)
You can count me in to see the barns! LoL!

Thanks for joining =)))

lisa said...

This is a truly beautiful photograph!

Genie said...

Andrea...Such a pretty barn with its 3 soldiers Love the analogy of the silos with soldiers. Your words about your family and that particular highway were so sweet. This is a lovely shot. The landscape is beautiful.genie

Leah H. said...

Beautiful photo..

Visiting for MYM! Hope you can visit mine too..

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2011/12/yellow-octupos-kids-cart.html

I'm Veronica said...

lovely photo makes me miss home.