Wednesday, June 5, 2013

An Old One

Every day,
on my drive to work,
I pass the most
old barn.
At least to me.
I've spent months
trying to figure out how to snap a shot
of this grand one.
there is no safe
spot to pull over
on this very busy route.
The other day,
we took a drive over
there specifically to see if
I could catch it while driving.
Trying to make a slow approach....
How I longed to pull
into that driveway
but my shyness won out.

This shot does not give
one any idea of just how
huge this old barn is.
Many times, as I pass,
the doors are open.

And I dream of entering.

Maybe one day,
I'll get a better shot.
I just couldn't
wait any longer to share
what I think is a stunning


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It's fabulous. I am the same way --often too shy to snap pictures. said...

oh nice.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i can see why you love it!

Madi and Mom said...

Well done...
I love the added carpentry at the eave an on either side the X....I bet it has some stories to tell
Hugs Madi and Mom

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Wow...Jill! I totally get it! I would do the same! I have a thing about photographing barns. I love them! It is beautiful!


Eva Ason said...

What a beautiful old barn, great pictures.

Paula said...

going out on a limb here but I say you stop and introduce yourself and share that you love barns and theirs is tops on your list! Might end up making a very great friend:)

Paula said...

I know where you're coming from on this wonderful old barn. When we go to buy feed we pass a house that looks like a red barn. I sooo want to take a picture of it but it just really isn't safe to stop on the two lane farm to market road with all the oil field trucks.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

there are plenty of barns like this one that i wish to snap & i keep waiting to find the time to stop but i get shy like you ... so frustrating. folks just don't understand ... non-barn folks, that is. ha. ha!! ( :

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That is a great barn! I'm shy about letting others see me take a photo if I think it might look odd--I think too much! :-)

Buttons said...

Oh I love that barn Jill if I was there we could both go up to the owner and ask for photos you would be surprised at how many people like to share but do not go alone wait for me :)or take someone. B

Anonymous said...

It's a grand old barn. I'm the same way about snapping shots.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I bet you'll get the courage to step out of the car and take a photo Jill. :)

Jeanne said...

That is a beautiful and unusual barn.
Go knock on their door. They will probably be proud to have someone admire what clearly was a concious decision on their part.

Saun said...

Nicely done love it!

Jackie said...

Oh, from one barn lover to another, that's a lovely barn indeed. I'm the same way Jill, too shy to impose. The funny thing is most people would be more than happy to let you see their old barn. The other idea is take someone with you who has no problem knocking on the door and asking to take a picture...for me, that would be my dad. Good luck!

Linda said...

I say - Go For It!!! They will be flattered! Is it a working barn? Looks to be very old.

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, It is a stately old barn probably with lots of history and stories in those old walls.
I don't know, I would probably be like you and think about stopping but ....then I probably would drive on too. Blessings dear Jill, Catherine xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Jill I can understand why you love it. sandie

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