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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Barn Charm despite the Power Lines


I decided to post this rather bad photo for Barn Charm this week because it illustrates a point made by one of our fellow barn enthusiasts, Tanya at Around Roanoke, that power lines are a reality in rural photography--just part of the scene.  I spotted this great working barn on a recent outing to Starlight, Indiana.  As you can tell, took the photo from our car window and the driver couldn't even slow down because it was in a dangerous spot.  So you have blurs, too much highway, posts, and power lines galore.  But the barn was great, especially with that red side shed and nice setting, so it didn't end up on the cutting floor!

Now if you'd like to participate in the Barn Charm meme, or just see some interesting "barnery" from many different places, just go to Bluff Area Daily .

13 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Yes, power lines are all around us... It's hard to get a good picture without having one in the photo!!!!!

Love your barn photo....Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

The road in your photo is exactly like those here. Other than pulling in someone's driveway (and I haven't reached that point where I could do that) it's point and shoot and hope you got something worth saving. I think you did!
I like the silo and LOVE the lightning rods on top of the barn.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i personally love the scene. love it. guess i am weird. but perfect in my opinion. ha. ha!! (:

Brian King said...

Not only that, but it has a silo to boot! Love the pitch of the roof. Power lines intrude on so many great scenes. Sometimes you just have to go with it.

TexWisGirl said...

agreed. a part of life. sometimes you can't hide it.

Pblacksaw said...

I hate power lines but this time it didn't hurt your wonderful photo..
have a wonderful day!
patsy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It's a great barn. Glad you decided to keep it despite the power lines.

Rose said...

Sometime powerlines even enhance a photo...and they are part of the landscape. This is a beautiful barn..with or without them.

Lesley said...

sometimes we can look past the power lines. nice looking barn.

Jan n Jer said...

If you go to Lancaster Pa n see the Amish farms..you will see no power lines...it is amazing n beautiful to see!

Jori said...

Beautiful barn! Power lines are SO frustrating! I'm always fuming about them.

Mari said...

You are so right! It's so difficult to get a good shot of a barn without something being in the picture. Glad you posted this one, because it's a great barn, plus you reminded me of what's important in the shot!

Tricia Hays said...

I'm glad you was able to get the shot & share the barn w/ us, power lines & all... Thanks for joining =)