Just a couple shots for Friday's fences....an old fence will add interest to a lot of shots. Above is trumpet vine. I want to go back and examine these....don't ask what is under the trumpet vine because I don't know. I have looked at my original photos and cannot tell. It just looks like trumpet vine trees but it cannot be.
Anyway, click them to enlarge them...they are my entry for Friday's Fences.
We passed this fence sometime last year over in Illinois...it was a beauty....and I don't know why I did not get better photos...if I remember correctly it was a busy road even though out in the middle of nowhere. Even though I should have done better, I am still going to share this with you for Friday's Fences.
Finally! I saw this barn a year or two ago, the first time we went to the heron viewing station, but did not have a chance the photograph it. The second time we went, we approached the viewing station from a different direction and did not pass it. But last week I had the good fortune to see it again. And Roger turned around and went back till I could take some photos. We were parked on someone else's property so I only snagged a few. As you can probably guess, it was the middle of the day so kind of a washed out feel to the photos. But still, I am very glad to get to enter it in Tricia's Barn Charm Meme!
For fun, I leave you with a view of it converted to B&W....which happens to be my favorite. I think.
This is the Great Blue Heron I showed a few days ago...it is cropped quite a bit to get this version of the shot. As I crept around the boardwalk trying to get close to it, I could not help but think of something Roger read somewhere a few years ago. Some photographer was photographing one, got to close to it, and it came after him. He held out his hand, and the heron drove his beak through the photographer's hand. That is painful just to think about.
I have had these ready to go for a while...so going to post them...I guess I am hoping quantity will make up for quality. It it fun to watch for the things people leave on fence posts...so I take a photo of it every chance I get.
I thought this was neat but do not like my photo of it...I think the reason I don't like it is the lighting. It is up in Parke County....just in the middle of this yard.
And this is an oldie that I really like, even though the fence is blurry....it is a scan of a B&W photo from years ago.
Remember you can click on this and enlarge it. In a post from my Pics & Pieces blog I posted photos of the Heron and Eagle viewing station we went to yesterday. Well, there were no eagles to be seen, but there were herons...and I got a lot of this Great Blue Heron shown here...maybe I should have posted some of the others first but I just really liked this one.
I must say it was the most cooperative heron I have ever tried to photograph. I still moved very slowly as I crept up closer to him.
I have probably posted a lot of these at one time or another... but came across some of them which lead to looking for others...
and decided to post several in one post.
It is one of my favorite barns....it is east of Bridgeton, near the old iron bridge.
Looking at it from the front....the part on the right side has been suffered storm damage twice in the past few years, and both times they have repaired it. The last time was last year and it was almost completely torn off.
I don't know why the photo below has that greenish hint of color along the top..
I have taken lots of photos of this place and will probably take a lot more.
And I will probably post more of them...
So, in trying not to say too much, will just say that this is my entry to Tricia's Barn Charm Meme.
I don't know about where you live, but around here the wind very seldom completely stops...if ever. These are a couple attempts of the grasses/hay growing at the strip pits. I don't think I had ever noticed the little flowers before...amazing what trying to zoom in close will teach us.
We were at a stoplight in Linton, Indiana, on our way to Goose Pond. I looked up and seen this and was amazed at the detail. I was also amazed that our light stayed red long enough for me to get a shot of it.
Roger and I made a new little flowerbed a week or two ago...I put two hibiscus in in. One was this pink one, since Lorelei loves pink. I hope it is still blooming when she comes this Sunday...it and the other one has had so many blooms.
The inside of the barn was so full of stuff...and so dimly lit, that I could not get a decent photo anywhere. I could not see to focus and the auto focus did not work either. So up above you see one shot that is half decent.
And I thought I would show this shot from the outside.
I have been MIB--missing in blogland for more reason that one. Had a summer cold for a while...been gone, etc. So thought I would make my re-entry on my favorite time of the week...Barn Charm time. And I finally got to stop and get photos of this barn that we pass every time we go see Lorelei.
It was built in the mid 1800's....isn't it a beauty? The inside is full of antique booths. Lighting is poor but have a couple photos I will post the next time I post. This post is full of photos as it is.
But I just could not leave any of them out.
I walked all around the barn...the owners were very, very nice and seemed to understand my love for the barn.
I think this end is used for loading and unloading items...
I didn't think till I got outside, but I did not see the way to go upstairs, though I think I realize now the reason for this one door being shut. I don't recall if it had a lock on it or not.
And now we are back to the front.
I am so glad to finally have photos of this barn...I have been admiring it for years and years.