At last! The weather and my motivation for picture taking have joined together and I snapped this barn on the way to the nusery to buy flower faces for the Tiny Ten. Poor old thing. It has definitely seen better days and I don’t think anybody is giving it any love. I loved it enough to give it a chance for Barn Charm!
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I don’t know where this barn is located. Befuddle muddled is what I am. What can I say? It was on the barn hunt trip that was only going to be a short trip and turned into three hours! And no dang cheeseburger was part of the trip. But the barns I found and the trip were almost as good as a cheesebuger. Almost. Put your sunglasses on your face to safely view this barn. I may have, just may have pushed the color on this baby just a little or maybe a whole lot over the top.
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Texture is ‘Quiet’ from Nancy at A Rural Journal.
I have no idea where this poor old sad little barn was snapped. It’s sweet though in a dishelveled kinda way. CH was zooming all around and up and down and I thought I might get a little woozy. But I got my picture taking wits about me and hopped out of the car and sat down in a bunch of weeds and clicked. I made the trip all kinds of fun for CH because I whined about poison ivy all the way home. It was just going to be an hour barn hunt but by the time we were detoured by a bunch of bridge building guys and waited forever on repaving it turned out to be a three hour trip. I think this might have been close to Vienna, Missouri. Sadly no cheeseburgers were consumed on this trip. Road trips for barn shots are just the bestest excuse to experience cheeseburgers in Missouri’s small town diners.
Poor old barn.
Edited in BeFunky and Pixlr.
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These little charmers are located at a winery here in Central Missouri near the capital city, Jefferson City. Sadly the winery has closed. I know local wine lovin’ peeps will know this shot is from Native Stone Winery. I have always loved these two barn like structures and I am not sure that any animals were ever kept in either of them. The house on this property that the tasting room and restaurant were located in was ordered from the Sears catalog. Sad, so sad it’s gone. Summit Lake Winery closed last week too. A most beautiful view of Highway 54 and the Capitol Building. But all is not lost, Summit Lake wines are available at Hart Creek Bistro in Hartsburg, Missouri.. It is a fun location and Hartsburg is the place for the annual Pumpkin Festival this month. And of course we can always do our wine sippin’ Under the Oaks dressed in their Fall finest here at the Tiny Ten and have our own little Octoberfest.
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Geesh! I fell off the wagon. I missed Barn Charm. I am moving out of our house on the Tiny Ten just to be close to this charming barn and silo! You know… so I could just walk out and hug it every ding dang day whenever I felt like it. And throw it a kiss and take a picture and put it on my blog and say “see what I got? I have a charming barn! I have a charming barn with a red roof and red silo”. Nah, I wouldn’t do that. I would just sit out in that field ticks and chiggers be danged and stare at it all day. Quietly. And then I would do a happy dance and maybe just maybe it would rain!
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I like this little red barn. Like it. Lots. So, I don’t know why when I played with editing the darkness and blueness of it pleased me. One of the things I love about texture when people play with their pictures is seeing what makes them happy in an edit. My mood for the day must be reflected in this picture. I did it for Barn Charm last week and then PROcrastinated and found all kinds of reasons not to post. Myself is such a PROcrastinator. What’s up with that? The people that call Little Red here their own, they must be PROcrastinators too. Or maybe they couldn’t decide red or white for this fence. Maybe they like the fence red and white. Was the fence red and now they like white. White now red? What I really love about this picture is that sweet little tree leaning toward the silo. Really. That tree has a life. That tree has a presence. Personality is what that little tree has. I gotta have a tree in a Barn Charm photo! Whoa! You do not want to google PROcrastinator after admitting to PROcrastination and asking “What’s up with that?”. No you do not.
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This poor little yellow barn. And gray barn. And white barn. And a little bit of red and brown. It does have a dutch door and I would have loved to see what it looked like when it was shut but it has a rock against the door. This barn is just inside the Springfield, MO city limits at the edge of a subdivision and yes it has two fit looking horses that call it home. They were there as we raced into Springfield to eat lunch at Red Robin. On the way back out of town they were no where to be seen. I suppose they were snoozin’ in their little barn. Or maybe someone loaded them up and took them for a ride. This barn cracks me up! Round bale and all. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the little horseshoe on the door, you know, for a little luck! I worry about the horses getting a leg caught in the green netting or twine though. I am kind of excited to go back to Springfield and see this barn and the two horses again. We have been going by there forever and I have never noticed it!
Barn found on the trip to Springfield, MO last week near Buffalo, MO. There was an older woman, like me , on a lawn tractor mowing while I was snapping pictures. She gave me a big wave and smiled and I thought dang she is friendly. After I popped back in our vehicle and drove down the road a bit CH said she had a sign in her yard that said “Buffalo Yard of the Month”. I had to laugh, she probably thought I was out there taking pictures for the “big” Buffalo paper! She is probably looking for them It is a beautiful yard. This picture is straight out of camera.
I wanted to share this picture because thanks to Cheryl at The Farmer’s Daughter’s blog I played with this picture in iPiccy and WooHoo do I love this editing site. Do a happy dance people and get on over there if you love to play with pictures! Thank you Cheryl for telling us about this site! The only thing is I haven’t figured out how to size in iPiccy correctly yet and I like the font I use for my pictures from Photobucket so I had to take the edited picture to Photobucket and size and do the font. So I hope iPiccy doesn’t come after me! Off to “The Mama’s” today for lunch!
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Horse barn on the way to Columbia, MO on Highway 63. Usually there are horses but you know when I wanted to take a picture not a horse was to be seen. They also have the cutest black llamas with white faces. We always look for them. This was another FOOD trip too. Of course. Mandarin House. Moo Goo Gai Pan and Ja Bong. Who would have ever thought? Hunting Charming Barns~an excellent excuse to eat FOOD. Happened again yesterday. A trip to Springfield, MO to snap barns. Lunch at Red Robin and came home with a coffee table too. How did that happen?
On a sidenote, Mr. Tanager arrived yesterday or early this morning to the Tiny Ten for his fourth season with us. He let us know this morning from his perch in the tree right outside the porch. Chuckie tuckie tuck! Chuckie tuckie tuck! He has lots to say. All day. Every day. Loudly. We can’t wait to hear it in April. Let summer begin! I WILL be trying to get a new picture of him. His girlie, if all works out right, will be here in a few days.
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This barn is one of two barns at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. I took this picture yesterday and I’m telling you it really was and is that green right now! I didn’t do any tweaking on these photos, they are straight out of camera except for the old Under the Oaks. I do have my picture control set on vivid but seriously it is GREEN here in Missouri! The Tiny Ten is green green green right now too and that is why I love Spring in Missouri.
Stephens College has an Equestrian program. They have beautiful barns and gorgeous indoor and outdoor arenas. Everything is neat as a pin! I love visiting there, especially in the Spring and Fall. The horses were feeling the cool air today and there was some full of their big old selves running and bucking. It was a lovely afternoon!
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This is one of the barns from the Washington, Mo trip. Lots of barns on that road! Still slogging around in blue farm boots but now full of cheeseburger and sweet potato fries. Sunburned ears too! Barn Charm is a country kinda adventure. I need to hunt new barns but Tricia’s mention of her encounter with seed ticks has me a little skeered. Off! will be on my shopping list. Summer is going to put a whole new spin on snapping barns. Ticks. I hates them. Barns. I love em!
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Another barn from our Washington, MO trip. There is a large stone farmhouse that goes with this barn, and another barn and a small log building. I snapped pictures of everything but the house and have those pictures. What was I thinking not getting the picture of the house. It was all for sale! Just outside of Mount Sterling, Missouri. I could be happy living there Well, if I wasn’t so happy Under the Oaks on the Tiny Ten. CH thought that old farmhouse, which is in excellent condition, would be some big upkeep. Has a four seaons porch too! It is a lovely little piece of country.
Today is Tricia’s Barn Charm! This barn sits waaaaaaay up on a big old hill of its very own and though I love the sun, hello sunshine, I could not get this barn without the sun being every ding dang where I wanted to click. I tried morning and I tried afternoon. Best thing about this barn? It’s being used, loved and cared for and someone was cleaning up around it when I was trying to take my shots. It almost made me do a happy dance right there but we were on a pretty busy country highway and I was already attracting enough attention out there with my jeans all attractively stuffed into my blue rubber farm boots slogging around in mud. It was a fun day too. A trip to Washington, MO with lunch at the Old Dutch Hotel and Tavern. A Reuben and a, wait for it! a CHEESEBURGER! with sweet potato fries found their way to our sunny table. Absolutely smile producing kind of deelicious!
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Whoa! Skidding in here a little late But yesterday was just too beautiful in MissouREE to not play outside so all things computer sort of got ignored. It’s Spring, the Daffies are in bloom! Couldn’t leave this barn out of Barn Charm!
I have no idea where I snapped this barn! It was one of the group of barns I found on the trip to Fulton last week. This old barn looks like it’s crying to me and oddly enough we were in Fulton yesterday at The Mama’s and I read this article from the Missourian. It is pretty much the same article Tricia linked to last week on her post in Barn Charm with the emphasis on Missouri barns. I hope you don’t mind me linking to it again Tricia, I think we can’t say it enough that our old barns need to be loved and preserved. I am going to be checking out the Missouri Barn Alliance and Rural Network.
First barn I found on the back road to Fulton yesterday. Priority for yesterday~snap some barns! Then pick up The Mama(CH’s Mom) and go to Williamsburg to Marlene’s which is located right next door to Crane’s Country Store. Marlene’s for the best CHEESEBURGER in MissouREE and if you love Carhartt clothing, Crane’s little country store is one of the places to find it! A beautiful country sunny kinda day. We even had a little wine time before leaving The Mama’s. A sweet white from a winery in Liberty, MO. My country self had a happy Monday. Barn snaps, lunch, a little wine time and a beautiful ride home. Thank you Tricia! You have us out traveling the beautiful country of Missouri! Got to get going, Book Club meets this morning. Can’t wait to get home and visit some Charming Barns!
These two barns are in the Missouri River Bottom on the way to Hermann, Missouri. No shortage of barns on the way to wine, brats and chocolate. Hmmmm, appropo maybe for some on the 14th of February. At least these two charming barns are keeping each other company. Should be posting a little red barn! I am sure there are going to be some sweet little red barns for this week’s Barn Charm
This was the first barn on a Sunday drive to Hermann, Missouri in search of barns and a glass of wine at Hermannhof Winery and CH gave the shout out. The teeny thing was sitting way back in the field all alone and I probably would have missed it. It sits on Highway 94 between Jefferson City and Mokane Missouri in the fertile Missouri River Bottom. The glass of wine in Hermann was delightful and the bratwurst was delicious. Oh, and there was some pretty dang good German Potato Salad too!
This is a Highway 54 barn on the heading East side. We pass this barn all the time heading to Fulton and St. Louis(the Really BIG CITY)and I start looking for it before I see it and keep looking back at it until my neck nearly twists off. I love this barn in every season and the stand of trees complete this barn’s charm. It makes my heart happy each time we pass this barn and it makes my heart happy knowing it is there. We had some wicked wind roar through last night with some rumbly thunder and an impressive show of lightning. I hope the little charmer is still standing!
We have been going past this red charmer for more years than I am willing to admit. Tricia’s Barn Charm has opened my eyes to so many charming barns. A thank you to her for that and getting us out on the roads of MissouREE! This little barn with a star sits at the top of a hill just outside Fulton, Missouri. Look close, the star is on the door!
I love this sweet little horse barn! Snapped it a couple of weeks ago when we went to the Kinda Big City. Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri. My laptop is going to take a ride there today and hopefully it will behave itself and get fixed quickly. We can always hope because I have a cranky going on when I don’t have my computer!
I shot this picture of this beautiful barn at Warm Springs Ranch.
Well I was “charmed” by this darling farm and the barn that actually has a smile! I see it, I know you do too And how can you not be charmed by a barn and a farm with all the building’s doors and trim painted in a dusty rose color?
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This is one of my first photos from waaaaaaaaaaaaay back. 2006. It has always been a favorite of mine. Taken with a little Nikon CoolPix on a country ramble. CH told me this morning when I told him I was going to use it for the Windows Photo Challenge that he always thought it was a picture of a dark and dreary old house. Well! I was befuddled. I have always thought of this as a sad abandoned house that is now a happy little hay barn sitting in the middle of a beautiful field of Queen Anne’s Lace. And are you ready? He’s the optimist in this little family of two. I am the pessimist. It has windows so it works for me. Dark and dreary or happy little hay barn? What say you?
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