Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Barn Charm


We recently took a day trip to the Amish community which isn't too far from where we live.  There are barns galore, as you might imagine.  We traveled on a lot of dusty gravel roads and the day was very hot and sunny.  It was a challenge to get a good shot because the sun was either in my eyes or else a car would come along kicking up the dust just when I was shooting.  


Once in a while, we would meet a horse and buggy.  The one in the above photo that I snapped from a distance just happened to be on the paved highway.  Look at the horse's feet.  None are touching the road.  Looks like this horse is wearing horseshoes, too.  

It is a very interesting place to visit and we didn't just drop by to snap barns, although I certainly took advantage of the many I saw to do just that!  I will share more in a later post about our visit to this community and there will be...surprise!...more barns from this trip in future Barn Charm posts, too. 

Be sure to visit Tricia's Barn Charm to see some wonderful barns!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...

37 comments:

Meggie said...

Both photos are great! I am also wondering, how the man in the buggy can see where he is going? Looks like he is sitting very low in the cart....

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the 2nd shot. great barn. i love the windmill. ( :

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, enjoyed both pictures, very interesting life they lead, Francine.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely... You have a great camera and are a cool photographer.

Have I told you how BEAUTIFUL, you blog look is, now????? Betcha' I haven't. Sorry. I love to notice blog looks.

Some just appeal to me so much. Yours is one of them. I know work goes into our blog looks, and I love to admire blogger's work. :-)

Sandra said...

so beautiful and I like the windmill with the tall red building behind it.. all the green vines on it so pretty. the horse is getting it for sure, floating along

Sheila said...

Beautiful pictures! I always enjoy your barn shots & little travel journeys.

TexWisGirl said...

lovely peacefulness to these shots! yay for more! :)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Cheryl if you can say, what part of Amish country are you going to? That last photo is great. Yep all four off the ground, very cool!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The Amish community I visited was near Clark, MO north of Columbia off 63. There is a map of the community with the homes listed that have goods for sale online at www.sturgeon-mo.org

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love both of these photos! Look forward to seeing more Amish barns and photos.

Rose said...

Love that shot with the horse's feet all off the ground. Would not have noticed if you had not pointed it out. Love the windmill and wonder why the building beside it is so tall? Or it seems tall to me for its size.

Mari said...

I always enjoy visiting the amish area. I love that blue sky and the windmill in that first shot. The buggy shot is wonderful!

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous barn, Cheryl. We don't have any Amish living near here. We have Mennonites --but no Amish... The Amish really fascinate me.
Hugs,
Betsy

Arkansas Patti said...

I love visiting Amish communities. They make the best goat's milk fudge in the world.
Amazing shot with the flying horse.

Kaya said...

I have never been in Amish community and I enjoyed your pictures so much. A red barn is so charming and l and the last is so fascinating!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE that shot with no hooves touching the ground! And, you know we will enjoy the barns!! ;) blessings ~ tanna

Debbie said...

Great shots Cheryl, a beautiful barn and such a pretty blue sky!!

We have been to th Amish areas in pa., they are so beautiful and so well cared for!!

Ginny said...

I can't wait to see your surprise! You got a good shot behind that buggy. Most Amish take good care of their barns, I find.

Ginny said...

Been forgetting to say how much I love your summery header!!

TARYTERRE said...

I LOVE the Amish and their simpler way of life. Nice photos.

nancygrayce said...

I want to visit Amish country sometime. I've read a few novels about the Amish and although I don't want to live that way, their simple like is sometimes quite inviting in the rush of our world!

Vee said...

Great barn, but oh the flying feet of an Amish horse!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful post- a simple, peaceful way of life captured here- xo Diana

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Cheryl, your photos are both beautiful! I haven't visited Clark. Thanks for sharing your visit! Have a nice week! Twyla

bj said...

O, thanks for these great photos. I've always wanted to go to Amish country...I guess THE WITNESS with Harrison Ford made it all seem sooo romantic. :))

LeAnn said...

Of course, I always love your barn charm pictures. I am very fascinated by the Amish people. I love the buggies. This was a great picture.
Blessings to you!

Elaine said...

Love the shot of the barn and the one of the buggy! Amish country is always interesting to visit, and I look forward to seeing more of your shots.

Barb said...

Hi Cheryl!

I am always so intrigued by the Amish! Their barns are so beautiful! That buggy must have been going at a pretty good clip! Can't wait for your surprise and more pictures!

Good to back in the blogging world!

Hugs,
Barb

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Cheryl I was thinking around Moberly which it is close. I found an older list of the services offered so I thought I would leave you a link for what it is worth. Thanks for the directions. We have wanted to go and have heard both you and Tammy(Flat Creek) talk about it. Link: http://publications.sturgeon-mo.org/map-clark_amish.pdf

CH has to go to St. Louis today with The Mama but I think we will go Thursday or Friday. Nice day trip! Oops I just saw your link up above Cheryl.. :) Don't know if it does anything for you but you do know Jeff is getting a Chick-fil-A. We drive to St. Lou and Springfield just for a Chick-fil-A fix. Now I find out there is one in Wentzville! Off topic I know, only 6am and I am thnking of chicken! Thundering with a little shower here.. :)

Shug said...

Good Morning Cheryl...
Great pictures...I would love to see the Amish country. Guessing it is beautiful and interesting.
Wonderful Barn picture today...Always enjoy seeing what new barn you're going to bring us...
Hope your day is a good one..
shug

Cheryl said...

That barn is charming!

I took some time this morning to catch up on your last few posts. Sorry that you've had the shoulder pain, but happy to hear that it is somewhat improved. I also enjoyed the second installment of your visit to Laura Ingalls Wilder's home.

Stay cool!

Tricia Hays said...

I wanna tour inside these old Amish barns, actually, all barns out there... Amish or otherwise! LoL! =)

ImSoVintage said...

Love the horse and buggy shot. xo Laura

Betsy said...

I like the red barn picture a lot against that beautiful sky.

Vee said...

Had to return to show John the horse. He thinks the harness is too tight. Bwahahahahahahaha....

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

These two photos captured the area perfectly for me. They reminded me of similar scenes around Lancaster, PA when we visit family there. Barns look so much better in red on a clear day too.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How neat to have an Amish community so close by, Cheryl. Love that barn!