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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 16, 2012

Barn Charm - Starlight, Indiana


Last Friday a couple of friends and I drove from Louisville over the Ohio River to neighboring Starlight, Indiana farm country for a fall lunch at Huber's Orchard and Winery.  I brought my camera, looking for autumn color and farm scenes.  This old white charmer was a favorite with its window boxes and farm implements set by the barn side.  The view through this tree was especially appealing for the small dark cones on the tree. (At this time of the year I wish I'd been more serious about those tree identification projects we did in grade school since have no idea what this tree is!)

Bonus photo-have any idea what this crop is? I'm saying it's sorghum--not the sweet kind used for syrups, but the grain crop used for cattle feed and ethanol production. Whatever its use, thought it was beautiful ripening in the field.


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 .

8 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

A lovely big white barn Faye. :)

Beth Edwards said...

those fall colors are so great. love a white barn. (:

Jan n Jer said...

Gorgeous white barn...the crop is a mystery to me..but it does look very pretty for the fall color.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Pretty white barn, and I love the window boxes!

TexWisGirl said...

the window boxes are just cute.

Tricia Hays said...

The window boxes are pretty, but the one has to be in the way of the sliding barn door. Love those sliding barn doors!

Thanks for joining =)

Brian King said...

That's a great old barn! I like the all white!

Lesley said...

ooh, a barn with window boxes!