Weekly Photo Challenge:Windows

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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?

Linking up to Tricia’s Barn Charm Tuesday…..

69 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge:Windows

    1. Janice story is from one person is that it used to be a house. There was a roof over the front door I am told. I didn’t even think of walking past the fence but I would love to know the history. It sits up on a hill all alone. Nothing around. Not even a cow. It isn’t unusual around here for people to just abandon their farms. Kinda sad. I want to re-visit it.

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    1. I am glad you like it. The weekend. The weather tubed but CH still grilled some dee-licious kabobs and we did the dressing. No more store bought-I didn’t do the croutons. All in all not a bad weekend. Now to do the deconstructed meatball pizza. You had some good posts Debbie! Oh, CH did use the word “haunting” too. I sort of see it if I look at the dark windows.

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    1. Carol I agree, that little hay barn has some character going on and I bet it could tell a good story. I haven’t been back to see it and I told CH last night I wanted to re-visit it. Not the best day today, you think? Talk about dreary. But it might make an interesting picture!

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  1. I think it’s the slightly-pinkish hue of the roof set against the blue sky and the green grass that makes it NOT dreary. This might as well be a watercolor painting. Proof that in photography, more often it’s not just the subject but the composition that makes a wonderful image. 🙂

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    1. I agree tita buds that if this building wasn’t sitting in this field of lovely grasses and flowers it would look a little sad or dreary. Composition. Such a powerful thing in picture taking! Thank you for your thoughtful comment and for stopping by 🙂

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  2. You tell CH, I could see a little black Harley Davidson parked out front of that sweet barn in the middle of a field of blowing white flowers!!! 🙂 I bet there’s a great view!!

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  3. I got so excited when I saw the picture I didn’t read before I pinned it or commented. Lovely house I wander what year it was built. Wouldn’t you love to know the stories it could tell.

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    1. Good Morning Katie! Someone has told me it was an old house. I want to know more about it now that I have posted it here. I loved it when I saw it and I still love it now. I am going to try to find out some history. It was definitely being used for hay storage. I checked out Pinterest a ways back and while I found it a cool idea I was a bit overwhelmed and befuddled by it. I hear good things about it. So that’s where you have been-playing on Pinterest!

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  4. It’s a forlorn house with many stories of days gone by hidden inside. Beautiful photo. I’d love to get my hands on an old house like that. Of course, I’d need to rob a bank to afford to fix it up!

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    1. I see its forlorn quality Deanna. I am like you, I want to get my hands on that old house and give it a redo! It is on some very pretty acreage. The original picture, I cropped to see the windows better for the challenge, shows it sitting high on a hill. I am happy that it is being used for a purpose 🙂

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  5. Definitely dark and melancholic. An abandoned farm that refers to a (not so glorious) past (cause why else would it be abandoned). The wild flowers in the front make it even darker, for they almost seem like a metaphor for perishableness. Nice shot!

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    1. Yes, I see the metaphor you present and find it thought provoking. My husband, CH, sees it in the same way. And several other people are finding it sad. It has been interesting reading the different thoughts of each person. I would like to take that place and give it the redo it deserves. It is on a beautiful piece of acreage. Thank you for your visit and comment here Under the Oaks!

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    1. Hello Gilly! I am sure there are some interesting stories and this post has made me want to check out the history. I want to see if it was abandoned as a home, if it is still in the family, I am just very curious now. Thanks for visiting my blog and expressing your thoughts!

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  6. With the white Queen Anne’s Lace and the hint of blue sky, I see a hopeful and happy future for this place 🙂 Judy

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  7. Beautiful photo! I like it! And, it looks like a happy, useful little hay barn to me.
    I wouldn’t want to stack the bales of hay in it though. I had my fill of bucking heavy, awkward bales of hay when I was a teenager. And, my brother made it look so easy! I’m all for those giant, round bales of hay that they have now. They just, haul them around with a tractor. Now, I could do that! And, I would fix up and live in the cute little barn/house. 😉

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    1. Oh yeah, me too, I would fix that little hay barn up and live happily ever after with CH. I used to stack square bales back in my 30s when I worked in a barn and CH did it every summer at his Grandma’s. I love round bales. They are very photographable(is that a word?). I would love to see you on a tractor! Thanks for stopping by Theresa! : )

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    1. frizztext we would be happy if you lived and painted there too! How nice it would be to have you and your family for close neighbors. And how fun to see you paint and to give Emily the Tuxedo Cat a scritch. I would love to do a reno on that little place!

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  8. Pix, another beautiful photo. I must admit I am one of those people who has a sixth sense, I just have to tell ya I get a dark feeling about that house. Snow is finally gone and the rains have begun, just another day in Maine. Blessings, Julie.

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    1. Julie just Wow! That is really so dang interesting. I believe you about your sixth sense and I trust your dark feeling that you have about the house. I just have to find out about the house now. I don’t so much have a sixth sense but I have little thoughts that just nudge me once in a great while. I pay attention to them. Thanks for stopping by Julie and take care there at Dog Trot Farms.

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  9. oh, just had to come over and respond to your mice in your car trunk comment! i read on a blog recently that to keep mice out of the vehicles, use bounce dryer sheets! tuck them around your car and the mice don’t like the scent.

    (of course, you’ll probably have to trap the ones in there already…)

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  10. Sweetdays…I guess this is an example of how we each see life…like the glass half full or half empty! The photo caught my eye when I “liked” it from my iPhone earlier. Now I’m on the computer where I can comment. I love the composition of the photo — the contrast of rough lumber and frilly ‘lace.’ The angle from which you saw it is appealing, too — looking up the hill with sky in the background. Glad you went back and pulled this one out of your files for the challenge. 🙂

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  11. Oh oh oh, I say either/or… it’s GORGEOUS! You should definitely frame & hang it!

    Won’t you swing by & link up this post for Barn Charm, today? I’d love for the others to see it… or I can link it up if you want me to, just give me the word… it’s just gorgeous! =)

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    1. Good Morning Tricia! How happy I am to hear from you Missouri blogger. Your pictures are beautiful and there is such peace at your blog. I have been thinking about doing Barn Charm but I get all befuddled by the linking process. I’m giving you the word today, could you link me up? And then I will check it out for next week and get the linking deal right. Thank you for your kind words about this post and the little house/barn that could! I was just thinking of playing with it-some textures maybe 🙂

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  12. YaY! So glad you came & it’s perfect as it is, so I can’t imagine making it any better! Looks like you got linked up, but let me know if you need me to link up any more of your barns, I’ll be happy to do so! Thank you so very much!!! =)

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  13. this is definitely a happy place. much laughter has echoed within these walls. and there is also a bit of mystery surrounding it, too. if those windows could speak, what brilliant stories they could tell of all the escapades and adventures that have taken place here over the years. such a cheerful image. thanks for sharing!

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