Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Barn Charm


I love the old, rustic barns that dot the rural landscape, but you just can't escape the fact that the newer metal sided barns are popping up everywhere to take their place.  In fact, they've been around quite some time now.  So today's offering for Barn Charm is one of the better looking (to me) newer barns.  There is another identical barn nearby that you can just see a corner of on the right side of the photo.  This shot was a driveby taken between our two snow storms around the last week of Feb.

If you love barns like I do, you'll find some wonderful photos of them at Bluff Area Daily's
Barn Charm. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...

35 comments:

  1. The old rustic barns have so much character, but you can't dispute that the new metal sided barns are much more practical and easier to keep up. How sad it will be though when those are the only ones we see along the road.

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  2. the art of building something beautiful is lost on our generation and those after us. strip malls and metal barns....

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  3. Morning Cheryl, well, they do not look as great as the old wood barns but they will do, :)Francine.

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  4. Close to where I live is a brand new, beautiful red metal barn, not 100 feet from a rustic worn out barn with boards missing and holes in the roof. The circle of life.

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  5. a really good barn but just not the charm of the old style. here in FL they can't use these because the heat would be unbearable. most of the barns here are not closed in, they are pole barns with open sides.

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  6. Many of these barns catch my eye, too. I even saw one with a quilt block on it! This is a nice looking one and I like the colors. Have a nice day, Cheryl! Twyla

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  7. And it's pretty too, especially in the snow. I would definitely take one of these huge barns and put it to good use! Enjoy our weather this week.. happy happy :) -Tammy

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  8. It has its charms, though it'll never be like the old-timers. I was so shocked this past year to drive by a falling down barn one day and a few weeks later to drive by and it had been completely restored. I wish that I had a photo of the before and after.

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  9. i like them because i know how much use they'll get - and how long they'll last. :)

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  10. This is the reason that I want to capture as many photos of the old barns as I can....
    I want to remember the old wooden rustic barns....they steal my heart..
    have a blessed day.

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  11. My husband calls the newer metal barns "canoleum" barns. (It's a Motor Man word.)
    You have to wonder if these metal ones will last as long as some of the old wooden ones!

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  12. The metal barns like this really do make for nice clean lines & they definitely serve their purpose... I'm like you, tho, the old rustic, wood ones are my faves, however, I understand the price difference, too... HUGE difference, esp in construction labor. =0

    Thanks bunches for joining every week =)

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  13. I guess nothing stays the same oh my here comes that word change....some for the better and some for the worse but always change....

    Your barn photograph is very pretty with the snow and I am sure very useful to the farmer using it...

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  14. What a LONG barn. Love it's shape.

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  15. The snow appears to soften the hard edges of the metal barn, giving it some charm. There may come a time when the old barns will disappear from our landscapes.

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  16. You know, these long sleek modern ones just do not have the charm of the older ones...each one different and filled with it's own uniqueness. and I only realized it looking at this picture!

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  17. Not as expensive, easier to put up, and last longer. Sounds like a good idea. Except, the wooden barns are so darn awesome!

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  18. Yes, I love the old, rustic barns the best---but you are right, the new metal ones are springing up everywhere... I will miss the old barns when they are all gone...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. Beautiful snow! It's true that the metal bldgs are popping up but I still prefer a wooden bldg whether for use as a barn or not. Event he ones that are falling apart look better to me :)

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  20. If I had to build a barn, this is probably what I would end up with - but I sure like the charm of the oldies!

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  21. Good Afternoon Cheryl! We have SUN!!! Shock! I like this barn, clean, a little color and yep they are the new way. Our garage/workshop is like that as I am sure you have seen them around. I would rather have a pretty barn but.. Ours is no where near that big. I see a pond behind there peeking out. All the ponds around us are not only full but flowing over. I never thought I would see it this soon! Enjoy your evening Cheryl!

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  22. Many useful years ahead for that one. Hope spring is on it's way for you.

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  23. This is a nice looking and useful barn. It just doesn't have the charm of the old wooden ones.

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  24. You are very right about the influx of metal barns. Not quite the same charm as the wooden ones, but I have seen some nice ones, nonetheless.

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  25. This newer barn picture is charming in the snow. I still love the older barns.
    Blessings!

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  26. I can't help but to look at all that pretty snow. :) I do understand that there can be too much. :)
    Hope you're having a great week!

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  27. I like that you featured this type. You're right: they are the next generation and many are attractive.
    This one is quite nice--like that window tucked in towards the back.
    Gorgeous snow!

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  28. can't wait to see how this one looks in many years - will it last the test of time? ( :

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  29. These may be prettier now, but I have a feeling that 50 years from now, their beauty will also be faded...whether they still hold charm will be in the eye of the beholder. :)

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  30. What a beautiful barn and in all that white snow.
    sandie

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  31. brrrrr, it's a pretty one!!

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  32. We didn't get nearly as much snow around here in Springfield, in comparison to those a hundred miles north and south of us. Doe this mean that we have been living right or is He saving up to really dump us in His perfect timing?

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  33. The metal barns dot our landscape as well, while the older more 'mature' barns are often left to fall into ruin. Some of the post and beam are kept in good repair, but it does take time and money. And in this economy, keeping up a wooden structure, unless it's something in regular use, isn't high on the list of priorities for most people.

    We have a 30 year old post and beam on our property, but unfortunately, weather conditions are too harsh on wooden siding. And due to the damage that our barn suffered at the hands of previous owners, we decided to resurface with red metal, retaining the post and beam interior.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! :-)

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  34. This is a long and low barn...and very few windows! I am attracted to some of the metal barns and others I am not...but I think we might as well get used to them.

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