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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, January 8, 2013

Barn Charm - Dangerous Encounter


Rainy December day along I-64 West between Shelbyville and Frankfort, Kentucky. 

 The dangerous encounter past of this post involves the fright I got taking this photo.  As mentioned, it was raining but, as with all Barn Charm hunters, I needed this shot!  So, I pulled off on the side of the inter-state highway and walked away from my car looking for a good angle.  When I turned back, a guy had pulled off the highway and was at the driver's door of my car.  He was very quiet, just grunted something about "trouble."  I waved my camera and thanked him, but no thanks.  He reluctantly walked back to his car.  Heart pounding, I jumped in mine and immediately looked for purse on front seat (yes, I'd left my door open. . .).  It was there.  The guy slooowly pulled back on the interstate.  I followed but didn't dare pass him because I didn't want him knowing my exit.  Sad commentary, isn't it?  He may have just been trying to help, but in this age of mis-trusting I was afraid. Linking to Barn Charm .


18 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...you have my heart pounding just reading this. Yep..it is a shame that we have to always be suspicious/cautious of everyone we encounter these days. Our world as we know it now!!! Nice Barn

Betsy Adams said...

Great barn, Faye. I always thought that Kentucky has such pretty barns --compared to some in TN that is!!!!! ha

Never have gotten any snow much here in TN.. Got a small dusting the end of Dec.--but nothing more. Now--it's gonna warm up this week!!!!! Crazy winter!

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I don't blame you for being concerned when you stopped to get these pictures. You were smart to stay behind the guy. I will say, however, that these pictures were worth it.

Two Pitties in the City said...

Ah...that is so scary! Even though we live in the middle of the city, I think I'm more scared about encounters in less populated places where no one is around. Great photo!

Nell at njschout said...

Scary, yes, we always have to be careful! Great barn.

Tricia Hays said...

Oh my gosh, Faye, I'm sooo glad you're ok! God bless you & always beeee careful! I wouldn't have thought about that scenario... God was with you watching over you. WoW! I'm in shock at the gall of some people... awful, but I'm so glad you're ok!

God bless you, again, & thank you for joining =)

Tricia Hays said...

ps the barn is great, btw! =)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, i thank you for the great view. i sure hope that does not happen again. makes me nervous just hearing your story. i'm sure glad it ended ok. take care of yourself friend. one reason i never stop by myself ... the hubby is always driving equals the constant "drive-bys" ... ha. ha!!! big hugs. ( :

Linda said...

Glad you were safe! Sometimes we just don't think when we are trying to get those perfect shots! Great barn though...so I guess it was worth it!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos, but what a scare! I guess I never think to be afraid when I stop to take photos. I stopped several times the other morning taking pictures of the sunrise. Only one person stopped and that was a lady asking if I needed help.

Living Life said...

Oh my. You were right to proceed with caution. This fellow could have been trying to help out, but in this day and age you must keep your guard up. Glad you are safe. It was worth the stop though! Great barn shot!

Lane Mathias said...

What a nasty moment Faye. It's horrible to be made to feel so vulnerable.
Perhaps later, Chet could be a back seat guardian.

Brian King said...

Glad you got the shots! That's a great old barn! I'm also glad nothing bad came of your encounter. It can be very difficult to tell bad from good these days.

Sally in WA said...

Kinda scary when you think about it. But I'm glad everything came out okay, especially this shot.

Carletta said...

So sorry for your frightful experience. I do think it is a shame in today's world that we have to worry so much. When I'm out by myself I sometimes don't stop on account of being unsure where I am.
But, these shots are wonderful!
Love how the color of the grasses pick up the red roof! And that quilt square - whimiscal with the bears. :)
Stay safe!

Nature in the Burbs said...

It is sad that we can't trust those who perhaps truly did want to help. But you never know someone's intentions. Glad you were safe.

Marie said...

Great barn...I totally understand you needing to get that shot! Love the quilt square. I have left my car more than a few times to do just what you did! It is a little scary!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful barn...but that really is scary! Take care!