Monday, April 25, 2011

Barn Charm, or What I Do with an Afternoon Off

I had my boots on, and the afternoon off.  
With no set plans except to sit and read at the new tea room later, I took off with my camera.
There are plenty of new barns in the area, but I do find these old beauties charming.  Our countryside is greening up now as we've had so much rain.  I try to remain thankful for the rain as I know it is what will help us grow our crops.

It is hard to remain thankful for the gray days and rain, but I came across Psalm 65 earlier this month and wrote it out for my windowsill scripture holder.

9 You care for the land and water it;
   you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
   to provide the people with grain,
   for so you have ordained it.
10 You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
   you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
11 You crown the year with your bounty,
   and your carts overflow with abundance.
12 The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
   the hills are clothed with gladness.
13 The meadows are covered with flocks
   and the valleys are mantled with grain;
   they shout for joy and sing.

So, I'll be known as the crazy city lady who chases chickens, and goats, and is seen prowling the countryside taking pictures of old barns, even in the rain.



17 comments:

Bonnie said...

I'd drive around and look at barns too, I love 'em!
Thanks for the reminder about the rain, I'm antsy to get outside to work, but its rained everyday for nearly 2 weeks!

Kristen said...

GORGEOUS....wish I could take a walk in the rain with you and our cameras....

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oh yeah, Baby! Perfect way to spend a day! ;) Looks like we are of similiar mind. Those barns are beautiful and you captured them SO well!

Mari said...

Wow - what a lot of great old barns! Glad you prowled the countryside to find them. I like the addition of the Psalm as well.

Tammy said...

Great bunch of barns. I love that 3rd shot.

Rural Revival said...

Beautiful photos Kimberly!

MarieElizabeth said...

These are beautiful photos and barns! I'm with you getting some good shots on the way to the tearoom. Does it get any better than that?

jo©o said...

What a lot you got.
The one with the flames under the eves intrigues me.
Treasure your rain.
I've forgotten what it looks like :-)

Judy said...

I love them all!

Tanya said...

great set of photos!

BaileyZimmerman said...

Great images!

Oh I love the gray rainy days....I must be weird....but I could live in the NW and soak up the rain!
Maybe it's all the years in the desert??

Jan n Jer said...

Great Barn shots..they all have lots of charm. Gray rainy days get me down after a while...I am always happy to see the sun!

Kim, USA said...

Hi Kimberly I so love these old beauties they are gorgeous!! I might do roam around today outside is not too hot nor too cold though windy. Happy weekdays!!

Barn Charm

Genie said...

What a fab family of different barns you have brought us this week. I like the new ones, but it is the old ones that pull the strings of my heart. I am always wandering the back roads looking for these structures...it is so soothing and serene...a great way to pass an afternoon.. or a morning....or even all day. Love your great shots.

Rose said...

I LOVE that last barn...

Tricia said...

Fantabulous barns & they're all so colorful! Thank you very much for joining...

I have to apologize for taking so long to visit everyone's Barn Charm entries... the flood situation in this area has me out shooting the scenery! =0

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful photos! Idaho is such a scenic state. Were those the Blues that I saw behind one barn?

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