Barn Charm!

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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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70 thoughts on “Barn Charm!

  1. cute. i love the thought of each one of us struggling to get a photo. it does take some work. you have to get the perfect shot. love it when it all comes together. great shot. (:

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  2. You in your mud boots reminds me of my efforts on Sunday – the fog had covered all of the spiderwebs with lovely water droplets, and I was climbing around in the Virginia red clay, trying to get my macro shots of it…which of course, required me to bend over (if I didn’t want to lay on the ground and get completely soaked!)…and we were on the highway…so there I was…rump in the air, photographing spider webs. I am sure I don’t even want to know what people were thinking! Oh, the dedication of photographers! We are a determined bunch, aren’t we? Great beautiful barn! Have a great day, Pix!

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    1. Linda what a vision I have of you in my mind! I got honks on my day of shooting, skeered the dickens out of me! Beth mentioned that she loved the thought of all us struggling to get our barn shots and I loved that she thought about that πŸ™‚ I can see you crawling around trying for that perfect macro of that spider’s web. Hope we will see the efforts of your getting soaked and clay soil caked with a shot of some webs!

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    1. Good Afternoon Deanna! You gettin’ blown away by blustery Pooh like winds in your bit of country. It is crazy making windy here! Washington, MO is a quaint quiet nice little place that you can enjoy a nice bottle of wine and good food without the craziness of Hermann! I could be happy living there. Close to St.Lou for that big city fix. I still have not recovered from not being able to go to a Dierbergs. One is coming to the Lake, I can hardly wait πŸ™‚ I am happy that barn is loved, so few are!

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  3. Beautiful barns Pix! Great capture and wonderful post processing! I think your capture was worth slogging around in the mud for. I really love the branches peaking round the lower right corner. I think they add an interesting nonlinear, natural element to the composition.
    So glad that someone is taking care of these barns. Washington, MO and the Old Dutch Hotel and Tavern sound incredible… don’t think I’ve ever been there. And, a Reuben sandwich sounds very good… haven’t had one in years.
    Try to enjoy your day! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you for your good words about the barn snap Theresa. I clicked some of your links today you added on your sidebar and bookmarked them. I briefly checked a few of them. I think they will be very helpful, always learning πŸ™‚ All the wonderful resources for picture taking help. It is fun!

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  4. Charming barn Pix, and let me just say nothing on your menu is Weight Watcher friendly. I never in my wildest dreams thought it was going to be this difficult to lose 20 pounds. UGH Happy Spring to you and Country Husband…

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  5. Pix-This is your lazy friend Maria in KC. Your barn photos are unreal. They are really beautiful. I have an honorary sister who got married in an old barn and the wedding was so pretty with the sunlight coming through all the holes in the wood. I love old barns too but hadn’t thought to take photos of them. Too busy looking down to photograph the bugs, you know? Happy first day of spring and hurray for outdoor living again!

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    1. Good Morning Maria! Violet didn’t party too hard huh? Thank you on the barn pictures. I would love to have been married in a barn. Never crossed my mind for sure 38 years ago. You got married in the Catholic church and that was it! Yep Spring is officially here with buckets full of rain, we needed it but 3 and one half inches since 2am and more on the way…..

      Nice to see you Maria, I know you are staying busy! Enjoy your Wednesday and give Violet a little scritch for me and tell Stellafullahellla hello!

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  6. I’ve had that same problem with the sun being every ding dang way! You did a great job of compensating though and created a wonderful photo of a lovely barn.

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    1. Good Morning Elaine! Thank you so much for the kind words on the barn. It would be great if we could wait to shoot barns at the golden hours but it just doesn’t work out that perfectly very often. I have had a run of blue blue sky and sun. I’d love a little drama with some clouds in the sky πŸ™‚

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  7. I just love what you do to your photos that gives them an aged look. It’s so perfect for barn shots, as so many of them are history. I do love a day out, especially when food is involved! Had to smile at the image you described, slogging through the mud. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, it’s those textures from Kim Klassen! I love a daytrip with food the goal πŸ™‚ I need those farm boots just to walk from the house to the garage/workshop today. We have a new pond between us and the garage. Three and one half inches of rain since 2am and more on the way! Boots are in the garage πŸ˜€

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    1. Deb there is a problem with WordPress, they have a bug and they are trying to fix it. It is quite a big thing all over the WP forums πŸ™‚ Sorry you are having so many problems. Just hang in there with me. I love it when you comment. Hopefully they will get it fixed. It all started when they tried to change the comment box. Thanks on the picture and thanks for keepin’ on tryin’ πŸ™‚

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  8. You sure know how to grab the reader’s attention & keep hold! =) I love everything about this place… esp that they’re taking such great care of it & I’m so glad you was able to get these shots & share them w/ us, esp under the circumstances! LoL!

    Thanks for joining =)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for commenting. I tried to respond to you, but you’re a no-reply blogger (is that on purpose?), so I was unable to. The trouble you went to to get that photo made me laugh. And I’m so glad this barn won’t succumb to the same fate as the one I reported on. From one MissouREE girl to another! I never have understood those RUH people.

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    1. Charade, no the no-reply blogger is not on purpose. I think it has to do with replying open id for my wordpress account. When there is an option for me to reply as Name/URL you can reply back to me. I usually go back and check to see if there is a reply πŸ™‚ Made me smile to meet you. St. Louis was home for us(I still miss Dierbergs)until we moved to the Lake in 2001 and then we moved to our little bit of country just outside Jeff in 2005. I loved reading about your tractor hunt. Glad I found you, I will enjoy reading about your transition to living country!

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  10. Pix! Your comment has made my heart happy!! Congratulations and how fabulous! I’ve been catching up here and completely enjoying myself. Your photography has always been inspiring!

    Bigs hugs to you, you made my day. : )

    ~Andrea

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I loved your {this moment} picture and just had to tell you and then I just had to tell you thanks. It’s been a bit! I clicked over to Soulemama’s, I have always loved your pictures for her challenge/meme.

      Big Hugs back at you Andrea!

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