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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Barn Charm Christmas wishes

I wasn't going to join this week because I know I will be busy tomorrow, but maybe I will have time to visit tomorrow evening. I ran across these old photos and just could not resist posting them.
This barn is just east of Rockville, Indiana...
I had admired this barn for years before I realized that the road that went by it was a public road and not a private drive.
I loved how they decorated it, and thought it was a good entry for the last Barn Charm before Christmas. If you wish to join or see more barns, click the previous link.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wintry scenes for Friday's fences....

I was looking for some photos for something other than blogging and ran across these...and thought they would make a good Friday's fences post. I did remember the one above, but had totally forgotten the one below. Both of these are scans...either of slides or actual photos. I don't recall which.
The one below was taken a couple or three years ago...with a digital camera. It is not too far from here...every time I pass it I think it is the prettiest view no matter what the time of year.
They are my entry for Friday's fences....I just hope I remember to link up. The girls are supposed to head here tomorrow late...not sure what time they will be here. It may be a day or two before I get to visit everyone...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Seedpods

These seedpods caught my eye on a recent drive...I have no idea what they are.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Barn Charm

First of all, the first picture below should have been published with last week's Barn Charm...it was the last view we had of the farm.

And the following views are for this week's featured barn.
This one was definitely south of Terre Haute, but just can't remember if it was on the day we went to Goose Pond, or on the day we were over in Illinois...and I am not taking the time to look.

I love how sturdy and true itwas built...

and as usual, I would love to see inside and see what is on the other side of the windows. Again the small doors and so many windows fascinate me...I am linking this to Tricia's Barn Charm Meme.

Been gone for a couple days so going to take some time to catch up with everyone.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Down a country road

We just had to go down this road...I think it is the one that led to my last Barn Charm post. Could I find it again--possibly. I do know the general way we went and the first turn we took.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Old image for Friday's Fences

This was taken on a foggy morn of February 4, 2008. It is one of my favorite shots...so even though I have published it previously on Pics & Pieces for sure, and maybe even on here, I am posting it again. Maybe I am a little too fond of it:-)

I am linking with the Friday's Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Meet you out on a limb.....

We trimmed some branches from our crab apple tree a bit back...the city has not picked up the brush yet. For which I am sort of thankful. These sparrow gather in it off and on all day.
They come as one and leave as one...they go between this little brush pile and the feeders almost as if they were joined at the wing-tip.

I think these are even better if enlarged. I could not get any view that did not have a busy background.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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Some photos just leave me without a clue to what to title the post...and this is one of them. Roger could only pause for me to take this pic and one more on a little farther. Every time I look at it I see something new. I don't know how many times I looked at it before I noticed the skull on the tree above the silhouette. And I love the bell...and the old truck. It almost looks like they have recently put stuff under the roof to keep it out of the weather. I wonder if they have get togethers under this...notice the chairs stacked and the picnic tables stacked up.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Barn Charm

When we were out on our last little drive, the above is what came into view....oh, and BTW, it is the farm where the horse was at in this post.
I was impressed with the design of the cupola, even if the barn does need a lot of TLC.
We eased pm along and I stopped to take a couple photos that included the pond and one of the horses.
Notice the dog laying in the grass near the corner of the white building...although I was stopping for the view of the barn, I liked that he was laying there.
As always, you can go to the Barn Charm Meme at Bluff Area Daily to join or to see more barns.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Short-eared owl

I thought this was the best shot I got of the short-eared owl last week. You can right-click on it to open it up in another tab in order to be able to view it full sized....I have sized it a big bigger than I normally do. I love the evening light in this one.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A little perspective...


This first shot is not so good, but just wanted you to see this lichen in perspective...it was on the top of these posts. They were about 30 inches high...give or take an inch or two. Roger noticed it...not me.


I have never seen it with the red. If you will click the above picture to enlarge it, you will notice that the red is like a pod containing the lichen. At least I call this lichen. If you know different, please be sure to say so.

Isn't it beautiful!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Friday's fence

We happened across this fence the other day on our drive...I love all the pumpkins on the fence posts. I had never seen that till this year, and this makes the second one I have entered in Friday's Fences , but it is the third or fourth I have seen.

To join or see more fences go to Friday's Fence's at Life According to Jan and Jer.
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