Monday, October 10, 2011

Barn Charm Monday

A couple of barns from around the area.
The grass was so dry, when I pulled off into this ditch to snap this photo, I could smell it singeing under my car, and I didn't linger long...

I liked the trees in this one, and more of that tinder-dry grass...

Linking to Tricia's Barn Charm

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Yesterday - no buckets.  Some sprinkles. 
But I guess any day that adds precipitation rather than drains it is a good day this year.

94 comments:

Jill said...

These are great shots!

I can just feel and smell the dryness though. Still sending rain prayers.

Bruce Clark said...

Love that bottom shot...I thought you were getting some rain down your way?

Kerri said...

Hoping you get rain soon!!

Jennifer said...

Pretty

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Great barns!!

I'm not sure how much rain we got... we were in West Texas and they had LOTS. It was really nice to see it fall. I know we had at least some yesterday! And, I am grateful for that. blessings ~ Tanna

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, it really does look dry there. I can almost hear the grass crunch.

Birdman said...

Barns are iconic... upkeep not so much.

Deb said...

great shots.....that grass is so dry it is scarey....hope you get some rain soon...we got quite a bit this weekend...

Hound Girl said...

I love the first barn.
Yeah I cringe when I see people throw their cig out the window. Its so sad that you can drive down the highway here in austin and just see the dead grass in the median is black cause someone threw their cig out and the grass went up in flames.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Just love the old barns-each are so unique in their own way.

And, oh, that dry grass...we have it, too. Normally we mow every weekend. This year we didn't mow the buffalo grass once!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I am partial to barns in every country. These are beautiful shots, Tee. I'm coming back to Texas soon! xo Jenny

Sharon said...

That looks so dry! The pictures look like they crunch.

We are having a little rain this morning, I hope some has come your way!

Ellie said...

My goodness but that ground looks dry. Doing a rain dance for you. Hope you get some soon.

Lynne said...

I wonder, ready to move back to Wisconsin?
SMILE

Jan n Jer said...

I can just smell the dryness and feel the crunchiness of the earth under my feet just looking at these pics. Seems the rain pattern is stuck in the Eastern section of the U.S. My hubs is in Ga. and they are getting buckets of rain right now!

missing moments said...

Love the golden grass.

Sandra said...

these fit barn charm and also fence friday or your behind the fence series. i had hoped you got some of all that rain, but it looks like it missed your little piece of TX. wish i could send you some of ours, we are expecting more storms later today. love the barn and the dry grass, beautiful

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I never get tired of looking at barn photos.

Melodie said...

Great old barns! When I look at places like that I always think..if walls could talk,I wonder what those old boards have seen!

Linda said...

Cool barns!

Julie G. said...

Cool shots! Barns are so very interesting and have such character. Looks very dry in your area. Wish I could send a few rain clouds your way.

Pam said...

A few buckets would have been better than sprinkles.. although the dry grass adds to the Autumn feel and barn charm.

hugs n smiles,
Pam i am :D

Debbie said...

everything is so brown and dry, but it gives a farming/hay vibe so it looks kinda cool.

love the fences, the whole view is very charming!!

i sure do hope you get some rain!!

Amish Stories said...

I do wish you guys get some rain, and it must be getting very old for you with the lack of it. Richard

beth said...

i honestly can't even imagine the dryness you speak of....it makes me sad.
everything here is lush and green while turning the most brilliant shades of fall.....such a gift.

bailey-road.com said...

Those trees must have very deep roots to stay green during such a long dry spell.

Judy said...

I like the bottom shot.

Mama-Bug said...

Great barn shots! We finally got a little bit of rain last night. Hope you get some soon.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh would I love to get my hands on some of that rusted corrugated tin roof! I have the perfect project for it..:)
My brother in Navasota said they got some rain yesterday morning, I'm not sure how much but I keep hoping the weather will break for you guys soon!
Take care...
Tina xo

ellen abbott said...

There's been at least one fire started like that. (not chiding, just remarking on how dry everything is.) happily we got a whole day of gentle rain yesterday.

Pricilla said...

I wish I could send you some of the rain we've been having. I'm getting tired of it

Snapper II said...

From the looks of the national weather map I would think you might get some rain right now. I hope so.

Bob Bushell said...

I adore the old barns and the "tinder-dry grasses".

KAT said...

Charming barns to say the least the trees are looking weepy and sad ...must be so thirsty !

Hope you get buckets soon !

-KAT-

Hilary said...

Fine barn photos but oh that grass is just too dry. I hope you get siginificant rain soon.

Kathy said...

Two great barns. Just a little bit of rain would green that grass up. I'm surprised you didn't get buckets yesterday. I kept watching the radar all day long and I felt sure your area was getting a good drenching. We were too far east. Zilch!

barbara l. hale said...

Nice barns. I really like that last one. Those trees are terrific!

wayside wanderer said...

That is some dry grass! We had rain all day yesterday, no sun whatsoever, and this morning it was foggy as all get out, and is still very overcast. I sure hope it moves your way!

Hilda R.B said...

Lovely trees. Have a great week to you.

Desiree said...

Thanks for the wave :)

My goodness, it certainly does sound very dry where you are! Lovely pictures, as always and I'll bet those shady trees are worth their weight in gold! I hope your rains will arrive in earnest, shortly, but meantime, gentle sprinkles are probably for the better while everything is so very dry. Less chance of it all just skimming off the surface.

Sylvia K said...

So glad you at least have some green trees! Great shots as always! It does look so parched though! Hope you have a great day!

Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tricia, Great barn photos. We are desperate for some rain here also AGAIN.. Hope we get some this week...

Hugs
Betsy

Nordis said...

Great shots. I hope you get rain soon. We usually have a little too much rain.
Have a nice day
Nordis

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Very nice barn shots! We also need rain here. Keeping fingers crossed for all of us!

Flora said...

Great Barns!...yes you can see the dryness!

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Robin said...

T, no denying it looks awful dry. I'm wishing on you a weeks worth of rain to really soak your parched land.

joo said...

I like these barns, and it looks really dry there!

Country Mouse Studio said...

I can almost smell it too. great shots

Daniel said...

At first glance you'd think it was somewhere on the African Savanna as shown here:
http://biomea.wikispaces.com/file/view/savanna_3.jpg

Hope the rain comes in gradually to soften up the ground. It must be hard as rock.

SweetMarie said...

So dry and yet these pics are so beautiful. We've had rain for days and I've thought of you everytime.

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa..I love the barn photo's! What is it that just draws us to a barn ...certainly isn't the smell lol!!

Hope you get rain soon !!
Grace

Chatty Crone said...

Seems I can feel and smell that hot grass. Lovely barns though. sandie

Rose said...

I really like these photos...

I bet it is too hot to go barefoot there!

Annette said...

I love your barn shots. That first one is my favorite.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

You show them all so beautifully.
Costas

littlethingsoflife said...

Great barn photos again and also an example of the extent of the 'dryness' in Texas. You were wise not to sit on that dry tinder too long with a hot vehicle. I never thought about that being dangerous until we started having wildfires!

SORREEE you only got a few sprinkles. :( We were blessed with our first slow, steady rain in months and months. I'm praying your buckets full come real soon!

Gone Country said...

The trees in that last shot look SO green compared to the grass! Great barns!

heyBJK said...

Wow. Dry, dry, dry. I'm surprised there's any green at all. That third shot is my favorite! I really like the elements in that photo.

Candy C. said...

I like the trees in the second one too! Hope you get buckets soon! :)

Andrew said...

Thanks for sharing images of your landscape... lovely to see.
It's getting dark very early here now and quite chilly.. and the rain is pouring down..xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great pictures -- and if they didn't get across the feeling of how dry it is, your words sure did...

Lisa RedWillow said...

I cant believe the trees are still green with so much dry weather.
Lovely photos.

Ruta said...

Great barns... but oh, it looks so dry.

Michaele said...

These photos show the dryness like nothing else I have seen. Very, very worrisome. I do like the barns however.

Susan said...

Fences AND barns, great stuff!

So dang dry. It's such a shame.

edenhills said...

Beautiful barns, but it's so sad to see everything just dead like that.

Teresa

Nezzy said...

I just adore a great 'barn' shot and you capture them so well. Magnificent sweetie!

God bless ya and enjoy this beautiful week!!! :o)

Leontien said...

Oh i have not been visiting you in a while and i missed it!

i am sorry to hear the weather hasn't sent you any buckets yet!

Big hugs and i'll keep doing my rain dance

Leontien

lisa said...

These are wonderful barns, and you know, even though the grass is so burned, there are still some really lovely tones in it!

Mari said...

Great barns! The grass does look dry, but it gives a nice color to the shot!

Montanagirl said...

I like these - and the fences too.

Randy said...

Love that first one! The news made it sound like it did rain buckets down there. Hopefully soon.

Tammy said...

I know you're draught worn, but the yellow of the singed grass is pretty in a picture :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow! I can't believe you're still without rain. Unbelievable. If I thought a rain dance would work I'd be kicking up my heels. :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Think I renamed you, Theresa... DUH!!!! I'm getting so old! ha ha .... Guess I was thinking about Tricia's Barn Charm!!!!! Sorry.
Hugs,
Betsy

Erika Jean said...

That last barn shot is stunning! Came over from your comment @ ForestWalArt. Love your blog!

Farm Girl said...

Wow I like the barns but where are the people? Nothing sadder than a empty barn.

EG Wow said...

It sure does look dry!

Angela said...

Beautiful barns! I love the trees in the last picture!

Elaine said...

Lovely shots! Even in the photos it seems so dry. It must be very hard to go day after day without rain.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great barns. I also like the trees in your last photo.

Maybe the sprinkles will turn to buckets soon.

gowestferalwoman said...

Praying for moisture your way - the grass looks like gold out there...

and I could use one of those barns for an upcoming wedding ;)...

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that really could have been around here last year. There must be some water down there somewhere; otherwise I don’t think the trees would be so green.

Splendid picture of barns and a worthy addition to the "fence in the foreground" style of picture!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Tricia said...

The man upstairs must have something in store for Texas, cuz hard prayer has been going out for ya'll! Did I read it on your blog or hear it on the radio that there's even a NO GRILL ORDER in Texas, now... you can't grill outside! =0

Love the barns, TWG... just wish there was green grass in these scenes... God bless you all!

Thanks for joining in

Barb said...

The dryness is making for some stunning photography (but I wish you had rain). Everything in your countryside looks so neat and tidy . . .

thotlady said...

I love barns, there are amazing barns in the Midwest. I used to love driving in the country looking at the different barns.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

soo beautiful barns and scenery!
it looks so dry though.

lovely photos!:)

Tanya said...

aw look at those poor cows trying to get some shade! hope you get some rain soon!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Still no rain? I do love the golden hues of the ground, but at the same time know that it can be a dangerous situation. :/

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

When the rains do come, what a glorious thing it will be. The entire country is praying you get rain..and soon. Bj says none is predicted in any amount until Spring!!! I think she said March.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Wow. Such beautiful shots despite everything you've mentioned. Such clear blue skies.

pattisjarrett said...

I love them both! Smart girl to keep that car moving.

Carole said...

Wonderful barn shots. :-)
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