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Monday, February 1, 2016

My favorite place on earth for Tuesday's Treasures.

I have probably traveled less than most of the people that reads my blog.  I have been a few places, but by no means am I will traveled.
When we were young, we always headed to Tennessee, which is where this barn is located.  It is not our barn, but we raised tobacco and hung it in this barn all the years of my youth.

The people that owned the land were from Tennessee, but had lived in Michigan for years.  There was at that time a house, some people would call it a shack there.  Some of us always kept the place mowed.  I loved it when I was old enough to do it...from being a little bitty girl till now, I have loved this place.   Roger and I lived there for a year and a half...
Even though I am not well traveled, I know there is no other place on earth I will ever or could ever love as I have loved this place. 
For years and years it haunted me in my dreams...dreams I didn't want to wake up from.

So it is another treasure to me, whether I own it or not.  I just like know it is there.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i would like to see that area someday.

Mildred said...

It is absolutely beautiful. Love your photos.

Stephanie said...

It is truly a beautiful spot. Love the images!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

You're very lucky to have the landscape of your youth preserved in this way; mine has disappeared beneath a sea of modern housing (and very ugly modern housing at that). Your barn is really lovely.

Christine said...

Just beautiful and with such a connection with it, I can understand your love for it & then there is no need to be else where!

Deb said...

I can see why it's your favourite place - it's so tranquil looking but full of bustling memories.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a beautiful barn. I love the last snowy scene and shot. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree with John that you're fortunate to have a place from your childhood that still looks a lot like it did when you were young, especially a place that holds so many fond memories. The photos are wonderful. I think they convey the love you have of the barn.

Meggie said...

Very nice story with your beautiful photos....I have a similar barn in my dreams...it was on my farm that I sold a few years ago.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Sometimes you don't have to travel at all to be at the best place there is...your home. I see why you liked your childhood home; I would also. The thing I remember most while driving through Tennessee was the speed limit signs. I finally reasoned that the number on the sign represented the minimum speed limit, not the maximum speed limit. Everyone drove so fast and if I didn't keep pace I feared I'd get run over.

Tom said...

GREAT images Rose of this personal treasure. Some many memories here. Thanks for sharing and please return again soon.

Mascha said...

A wonderful place, full of memories... I could like to be there... but I could not travel most of my lifetime (for different reasons and without money).
I think, we can really love one place and it must not be far away, we can by happy, were we are. Lucky, who has found such a place.

Judy said...

When we were heading down to Texas we went through Kentucky and Tennessee and stopped in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. In the gift shop there I found a book called A People and Their Quilts by John Rice Irwin. It's about the stories of quilting back in the day from woman as old as 100 years, mostly from Tennessee. Reading it I think of you. This old barn is just awesome!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Rose, I can see why that is your favorite place on earth. I love the photos. They just draw you in. I am always attracted to buildings like that too, but unfortunately around here they don't usually stay standing as long.

jeannettestgermain said...

Wow, beautiful views you captured. And I can feel the love you have for this piece of land!

Debby Ray said...

Oh these photos are heavenly. I am not really well traveled either and like you, Tennessee also calls my name. I first went through TN when I was a girl and we would go through the mountains (from Ohio to SC) and there was nothing as majestic that I had ever seen as those mountains and the barns. I longed to grow up and live there. Well, I got closer when we moved to KY for 11 years before moving to NC. These photos of yours look like they could have been taken where my son lives, near Columbia, TN...and after all of these years, chances are we could very well be retiring there on some of his land. I just hope I'm not too old and decrepit to enjoy it...lol!

happywonderer.com said...

Lovely post about this treasured spot in you past and now...

Sandra said...

and a beautiful treasure it is.. it is a beauty.. and all the fond memories make it better. my son lives in TN

Lois said...

Such a beautiful place. Your pictures are lovely, especially in black and white.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos of this beautiful place! And your description of the history behind it is fantastic.

Mary said...

Wow...these are gorgeous shots in B&W. Love them! What a beautiful serene scenic looking place. I can see why you love it.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

A very lovely post - so wonderful to have those memories.

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