Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Barn Charm


This old relic was seen driving down a gravel road not too far from us.  These are the barns I remember from my childhood.   I was interested to read in Tricia's post that Missouri ranks 2nd in having the most barns.  Texas was first.  I was kind of surprised at the 2nd place, but then Missouri isn't a small state as it is ranked at 19 on the list for state size in the US.  I think a lot of the barns are in my county, so I should never run out of them to snap!

Zooming in, it's looks like quite a large barn.  I don't know how many times this has been said, but isn't it a shame that they are left to fall into ruin?   

Linking to Tricia's  Barn Charm

Until next time...

43 comments:

  1. It faded so much it looks like it's in camouflage mode, blending right into its background. Sad to see it in this condition, but it makes a beautiful photo.

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  2. Great find - must have been quite a barn in its day.

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  3. so sad. i think it can not be said enough. i wonder what it look like in it's hay day!! gorgeous i bet. (:

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  4. Though your state may be smaller than ours, I think per sqare mile you may top the list for most beautiful barns... this poor ole guy is used to be one of those. :(

    Have a great day, Cheryl. blessings ~ tanna

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  5. First of all, poor old barn! But you gave it some loving attention when you snapped it. If you have lots of barns in your county I am heading your way! After I head down to Springfield :) I was shocked to hear old Show Me State MO ranked 2nd! Yeah us!! I have GOT TO GET OFF OF HERE and get ready for book club!!!

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  6. Bless its heart, its day is over. I am not surprised at your ranking as you seem to have so many in your camera range. I have checked here and we don't have many at all. Maybe our termites work more quickly.

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  7. I'd like to see this one again in the spring when the foliage is leafed out. Pretty soon it's going to be surrounded by Mother Nature.

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  8. A wonderful barn, Cheryl. Looks so lonely though. :)

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  9. yes. just buried among the brush...

    like i commented to tricia, i think texas is #1 only because we've got so much area to build them in!

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  10. I see a lot of barns around my area that people have let go. It is so sad because someone put a lot of work into building it.

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  11. I like that barn Cheryl - and what amazes me is that there are state rankings for who has the most barns. Amazing to me. sandie

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  12. the barns are definitely charming, but the photos are really really good, i like them because they look like old paintings and because they make me feel nostalgic

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  13. Yes, ma'am, it IS a shame! If it wasn't so dangerous, I'd love to get inside & explore them all =)

    Thanks for sharing w/ us at Barn Charm =)

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  14. Hi Cheryl, Looks like that old barn has been through some better days in the past...

    I was surprised that Missouri was No. 2 ---but then again, I didn't realize that the state of Missouri was as large as it is... That's NEAT.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. Love those old barns. That is an interesting tid bit about MO being 2nd in nation with old barns. That poor barn is beyond help. So sad!

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  16. I agree it's a shame the barn is so run down! Hope you're having a nice day!

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  17. Very good photos of this old barn.

    Regards and best wishes

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  18. It is sad to see barns and houses falling down. Great photos! Pamela

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  19. Your entry today looks much like mine! Just love these old barns and hate to see them disappear into a pile of rubble.

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  20. This is just wonderful!
    So much character.

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  21. It is a HUGE shame that they fall into ruin, we are losing a big chunk of our heritage and our history.

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  22. Yes, this is a very sad picture! Maybe no one owns it anymore, or they have a new one. I always wonder WHY... I would never have guessed about where has the most barns!!!

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  23. Love looking at your photos of the barns. We have many in Kentucky that look like this. I have just stumbled on your blog and am a new follower.
    Laura
    http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

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  24. It is a shame that let them fall apart!

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  25. It's sad that so many are falling apart. Glad you captured this one while you still could!

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  26. It's sad that so many are falling apart. Glad you captured this one while you still could!

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  27. What a great find!
    It is sad that so many old barns are falling to ruins... but then, I guess we have a different life style now. Missed are the days when the barn was central to our farms and homesteads.
    I predict that someday, we will realize just what a treasure these old barns were :)

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  28. In life everything has a beginning...and an end...
    LOVE

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  29. I'm glad you won't run out of barns! Sadly, this one will soon be gone, though.

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  30. "This old relic was seen driving down a gravel road not too far from us"....I would have liked to see this old barn driving down that gravel road Cheryl ;) hehehe! WONDERFUL PHOTOS!! This reminds me of an old homestead not too far from us that I took photo's of. It was run down like this. One day we drove by it again and it was gone...nothing but the old foundations of the house and outbuildings. Thank heaven's we take photo's so they can live on even if it's only in our camera's. Thanks for preserving this old beauty. Hope you have a wonderful day! Maura :)

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  31. Belo registo...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  32. I love to see your latest barn pictures. By the way I think I have a picture of barn on my daughter's property. I am going to see I can locate it. It is sad to see old barns that are ready to fall down. By the way my daughter lives in Missouri; so next time we go there I am going to take more pictures of the barns I see. Sometime, I plan on having a pictre that I can hang up of my favorite one.

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  33. It is a shame, and I don't know why they let them go. Nice shot though!

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  34. It kinda fades into the scenery doesn't it?

    I had to ask what's still holdin' it up. You did take a great picture of the old structure.

    God bless ya and have an amazin' day sweetie!!! :o)

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  35. I didn't know they kept track of barns. Very interesting!
    These are really pretty pics Cheryl.:) Hope you are having a great week!

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  36. Great photography! I bet those barns would have some stories about life in the day.

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  37. Sad to see it so run down. Must have been quite a nice one in it's day. (o:

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  38. Cheryl, I'm glad that you captured that one. It doesn't look as if it has too many days left.

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  39. It hurts to see the old barns going down.

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  40. This poor barn...wish we had the funds to save them all!

    I would never have dreamed that Missouri have the 2nd most barns...but I have not visited the state very much.

    I just know once when we came through wisconsins...there were so many part of the time that I could not get drive-bys of all of them. I was in Barn Heaven!

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  42. Check out Missouri's new barn alliance.

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