Monday, May 16, 2016

Barns...

If I've got my camera with me, I rarely pass by a barn that I don't photograph.
On Friday, my husband's day off, we went for a drive and I captured these three beauties.
My favorite is this one that's barely standing.
I'd love to salvage a piece of the old barn wood.
For Sonography, some lyrics from the song
Grandpa's Barn by the Roys
"There's an old rusty tractor 
Sitting there in his barn 
Still covered in dirt from working on his farm 
Theres an old faded calender 
From Johnson's hardware store 
Still says July 1954 
There's a piece of that ladder 
I climbed where he couldn't see 
I smoked my first and last cigarette 
And I turned john deere green 
No he never told momma 
When he caught me he just laughed 
And said son that won't make you a man 

Today the sun was shining as the family gathered round 
Teardrops were falling as we laid him in the ground 
But i knew where i could come to be with things close to his heart 
There's a lifetime of memories 
In grandpa's barn 

I rolled back the cover 
On his long white cadillac 
At ten years old he let me steer 
Sitting there on his lap 

There's a picture of grandma 
That he kept in the dash 
An old 8-track 
His favorite Johnny Cash 
In a corner of his tackroom 
Underneath his cross 
There's a worn out Holy Bible 
The one that saved him when he was lost 
It said remember son 
You've got to get down on your knees 
And thank God for the blessings you receive 

Today the sun was shining as the family gathered round 
Teardrops were falling as we laid him in the ground 
But i knew where i could come to be with things close to his heart 
There's a lifetime of memories 
In grandpa's barn 

I'm reliving a lifetime 
In grandpa's barn"


34 comments:

  1. Old barns invite such mystery....there's a lot o' history there. I'm intrigued, too. Your photos made me smile.

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  2. I love that first shot especially.
    Thanks for sharing these peaceful bucolic images at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/getting-ready-to-play.html

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    1. Thank you, Sue, and thanks for hosting!

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  3. These are beautiful, so striking how old and mysterious they are.

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  4. Elizabeth, these are beautiful. I love to have you share them at The Barn Collection.
    http://backroadstraveller.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-barn-collective_15.html

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  5. Love these barns! All barns! We have a barn on our farm and it is very special to us, was built by my husbands great and great great granddads. He grew up working in it with his granddad and then my husband and I worked in it with our children, now our son and grandchildren live in the old farm house. That song soooo touched my heart! Thank you
    Blessings,
    Candy

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    1. Oh, now I want to see a photo of your barn!!!

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  6. Those are beautiful pictures. I love old barns. If only the walls could talk to tell us all that has happened in them. Picture 3 is my favorite barn, but like you I love the on falling down.

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    1. Oklahoma, I've really not met a barn I didn't find charming in one way or the other!

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  7. Love old barns. Wonderful captures, Elizabeth. The song made me cry. Have a blessed day.

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    1. June, thank you! I agree that the lyrics of the song are touching.

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  8. A wonderful song. My favorite is also old barn number two.

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  9. Yes! What is it about barns that is so enticing?! The lyrics are a lovely and poignant tribute to bygone days. That first barn is a beauty. #LTTL

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  10. I love these old barns! I went on drives through the Michigan farm country just to find barns when my family lived there. I had more than one driver stop to ask if I was OK as I stood by the side of the road in the middle of nowhere with my camera -- ha ha!

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    1. Sharon, fortunately, I could capture these barns relatively easily!

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  11. Barns are my favorite... I really want to do a project where I take photos of barns all over the US... then maybe publish.

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    1. Can I be your assistant on this amazing U.S. barn tour?

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    2. Absolutely... actually, how about you be my second shooter, and I'll be yours. :-D

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  12. Nice picture. Quiet and peaceful. Surrounded by nature or being part of it rather.
    Lovely lyrics.

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by, Krystyna!

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  13. My favorite is the third, such a pretty farmstead!

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  14. I love barns too. Love the composition of the first shot in particular.

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  15. Elizabeth, barns are one of my favorites to photograph, too. But, I rarely come upon one that I can snap a picture of easily. I usually see them in passing along the interstate and when we're on country roads they seem to be no where to be seen. Go figure, right? Lovely captures and great lyrics to match your subject. It's nice meeting you from image-in-ing #WW blog hop!

    Another look at Wiseman's View

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by, Cathy!

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  16. Thanks you for stopping by with this lovely post. I hope that there are many barns along your way.

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  17. Very nice photos! Old barns are always beautiful to look at; thank you for sharing them with us!

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