Monday, December 12, 2011

Barnage

Mondays mean Barn Charm to me. 


Texas obviously doesn't (usually) get the heavy snows prevalent in other parts of the country so our barns often have the long, low, sloping roofs rather than high ice and snow repelling peaks.
Seems when I take my drives, I end up with 42 fence and gate photos for Friday's Fences, but only 2 or 3 barns for Barn Charm.  I saved a real charmer for next Monday, but then my barn stock is wiped out again.  In the meantime, I have a small glut of fences forming in my photo portfolio.  One could say I'm being penned in by fence photos.  (ha ha!)

87 comments:

Jill said...

Penned in! Funny!

Nice shots!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

more interesting barns and look forward to your next one. Gosh there's a slim chance your sweltering Texas also gets some snow ...sometimes? What a contrast.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Theresa, you'll just have to plan a trip "up north" here to get pics of our barns. But, wait, I'm doing that... Hmmm. Guess you'll just have to venture out a little further from home base, maybe?!

Clint said...

Barns are charming things. Keep chronicling the Texas variety!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Maybe you need to take a drive across the country - stock up on barn shots for the next few years ;-)

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Never the less, you always post interesting thoughts... oh no, not penned in, 'Ah Snoodles,' as Nancy over at 'A Rural Journal' would say!

Deb said...

lol....you crack me up....I think we have a lot more fences and gates than barn...

Sandra said...

i would have to drive an hour to find a barn, and if i did, they would look like these, flat roof and most of them are open with just a roof and stalls because of our weather here.
keep snapping, i love your barns and fences.

Jan n Jer said...

We have some barns like that here but not too many,they all have the high steep roofs! I am lucky to have so many charming barns in my neck of the woods.

Woody said...

Nice to see some green fields!

I, too, am out of barns after this week.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Hearing chorus of ... 'don't fence me in'... LOL! Great barnage. Looking forward to that one you are holding back! blessings ~ tanna

dr momi said...

For sure those roofs would be in trouble here in Wisconsin. I like that little red one. ....you should come "home" for a visit and get your fill of barns LOL!

Kathy said...

I feel the same way about running out of pictures. Maybe we should trade places for a couple of days! I have found a couple of goodies but they are too far off the roadway to even photograph! An excuse for a longer lens?

latebloomerbuds said...

At some point, I am going to take some pics of Michigan barns. We have quite a few. I can't imagine how many barn shots you have taken over the years...thousands? Yikes. Get back at it! Can't claim "penned in" for long as I think it might be hard to pen you in period! (-; Margie

parker said...

Time for a road trip. The Farm to Market (FM), or Ranch Road (RR), system of roads, should easily take care of this shortage of barn pics.

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Yes there aren't many low slope roofs around my corner of the prairie because of snow fall! But we have a fairly brown winter so far. I love your new header and look of your blog!

Karen said...

Great scenery. The barns in your area are so different from here. We have those high steeped sloped roofs so the snow slides off.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice barnage (love that word)!

CameraCruise said...

Love your photos of the barns, thanks for sharing.
We have a lot of barns here, most of them are red or green.
Have a great day.

Dawn said...

I do have to say red barns just grab me. And I love the big rectangle door for the entrance.

I need to head out on a Barn Hunt after a bit here....Want to join me?:)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Tex a red barn! Does it every dang time. What is it about the red barn? We love 'em! I took a barn drive, lots of barns but not much picture worthy. I need to cruise for barns this week but there is so much to do this time of year-Waahhhhh! I like Lisa's suggestion that you take a barn shooting tour across the old US and then we could meet you!

Pam said...

LOL here.. thanks T.
Mean while back to the barns and fences.. Awesome shots as always!
Hugs n smiles,
Pam i am :)

Sarah said...

your pictures take me to the country. Loved all the gate pictures from earlier post, and the duck does remind me of Cher. Too funny!

Mom of M&Ms said...

penned in...hahahahahahah Love the shot.. anxious to see what is in store

Sylvia K said...

Love your "barnage"! Really great looking, colorful barns for the day! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Just the opposite for me. I have a fair stock of barn photos yet to go but as for fence fotos - zip nada zero. No, I won't trade.

edenhills said...

Perhaps a visit to your Wis for some more barns? I usually only have my one or two barns. Most of them around here anymore are Morton building barns. Such a shame a lot of the older barns have been neglected.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The ones you do find are great though -- and a good way to let people see what it's like out there where you are!

Chatty Crone said...

I love the barns and I love that clear blue sky! sandie

barbara l. hale said...

I keep telling myself to get in that car and go take some pics of local barns. There are tons around here. You do a good job keeping up. The barns in Texas are way different from the ones in New England. BTW, love the new masthead.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I guess I never thought about how the roofs hold snow. Learn something new everyday!

Barbara Shallue said...

It's true about our barns, isn't it? Nothing fancy down here, but still charming.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, I like that red one - it is quite traditional looking. Have a great day!

Judy said...

I realized while traveling south that Texas didn't have as many barns as I had hoped...but fences they have a lot of :)

Robin said...

Oh, give me barns, lots of barnss, under starry nights above, don't fence me in!

ladyfi said...

Love that first shot - so peaceful! (And green!)

Furry Bottoms said...

You're full of puns lately, aren't you? You made me laugh!!

Great photos!

Bob Bushell said...

White, blue and red, what does that sound like?

Martha Z said...

Oh, you're being puny.
I get very few of either barns or fences as Hubby does most of the driving and by the time I see and can ask him to stop it is usually too late.

Flora said...

Well your picture taking trips should help you not be penned in?

Ellie said...

Another great selection. I'm struggling with pictures just now - definately not the weather to go out just now.

Diane AZ said...

Very interesting observation about barn roof slopes. I love barns but rarely get to see any except in pictures.

SweetMarie said...

I enjoy your barns and fences! I really like the first pic. I still need to take that drive to maybe find a barn or two. :)

blueviolet said...

I never really thought about how the roof designs were different. That's really interesting!

V.L. Locey said...

Nice barns all!

pattisjarrett said...

I see you penned your experience of being penned in. Nice barns, btw. I noticed the barely sloped roofs in your area, being different from what I was used to seeing further north.

Pricilla said...

Having driven across Texas in our fifthwheel I understand the fence dilemma. Seemed to me the entire state was fenced.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the barns, especially the red! Is Barn Charm on Monday or Tuesday? I guess I thought it was Tuesday.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

your barn shots are lovely as usual.

nice to see some pretty barns.

Pat Tillett said...

I'm charmed by those barns! I wish I grew up on a farm. I'd like to try that in my next life! Nice pics!

Breathtaking said...

We don't see many barns here,so it's rather nice to see so many different ones where you live.

Andrew said...

These are wonderful to see.. I have at least one more old barn to share then I hope to show some of the newer stuff.

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

I love old barns too. They tell stories. It looks like you went all patriotic on the barns! red, blue and white.

Susan said...

I love your barnage! So Texan! How it should be!

Candy C. said...

Nice barns! Ours here have more of the low sloping roofs too. Looking forward to next Monday's picture! :)

Gillian Olson said...

Sorry to hear you are penned in...I think. Love the red barn.

Montanagirl said...

Always enjoy your fences and barns!

Sharon said...

Hey, Girl, did you get any of that rain? I sure was hoping so!

LauraX said...

Sometimes fences are the best...I'm really partial to rusty barbed wire...but old barn wood is pretty hard to beat! Great photos...oh the joy of a ride in the country!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow! Beautiful. Very interesting to see the roof lines.

eileeninmd said...

Grreat shots of the barns. I sure all you have to do is ride around those back roads again. Have a great week!

Carletta said...

Love all those lovely trees behind the second one!
The red is one is very bright.
'penned in by fence photos' - :)

Mari said...

I love your comment about being fenced in. :)
Yes - your roofs are very different from what we have here in Michigan. It's fun to see those differences.

IanH said...

Yep, those barns would be squashed flatter than a pancake if given our snow load!

Julie G. said...

Wonderful barn photographs! It's always fun driving to our place out in the country (Indiana). There are barns galore, though very different from the cool barns you have featured on your blog. I'm really taken with the barns that have gambrel roofs.

Rohrerbot said...

I miss seeing barns around....it's nice to know they are still out there:)

Michaele said...

I admire your diligence and stamina. A million barns around here and I can't ever remember to post them.
I liked the barns today. And I am loving the weather you must be having.

Catherine said...

A drive in the country is always so enjoyable! Lots of pretty things to look at!
xo Catherine

Randy said...

These are great, red is my favorite.

Ms. Becky said...

I'm just dazzled by those cloudless, big blue Texas skies. I think the barns there have character and I love the roof lines. the first is my fave. love that fence! happy day to you TWG.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Your photos , your state is interesting. Has a beauty all its own and looks a little like way up here when we dont get the rains. We do get alot of rain.
Loved you view once again

Genie said...

I had never though about it, but the roof lines are different from the barns here in VA. And we DO get snow and ice here. Thought I would be seeing horses out there in the field but it looks to be the cow this time. Don’t feel penned in...I will be happy to see gates. Anything you post is a treat for the eyes. Thanks for great barns this week. genie

Rita said...

Yes, those long low barns would collapse under the weight of the snow up here. How interesting! :)

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Oh wow! I'm just staring at the first photo with all that glorious green. Everything is yellow and dead here. I'm daydreaming of spring.

Farm Girl said...

Well the barns in Texas look like the ones in California.
We don't have snow either so no need for those steep roofs. I always enjoy your barn pictures.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Now every time I am out on the country lanes and view fences...I think of you;~) Charming barns too!

magda said...

My dear friend,
Hahaaa, you have much humor!
Your photos with barns are beautiful, but i like the red!
I'm very sorry for translator:(
Many greetings and kisses

Tanya said...

ha, too funny! love that red barn!

Roan said...

Cool beans, I mean barns. La la la, don't fence me in.

Ruta said...

haha...great barns!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love seeing the barns and horses. And, no snow. Or mud.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Love that, 'Barnage'! Great word! =)
Thanks TWG!

EG Wow said...

It fascinates me how different barns are across this continent!

heyBJK said...

I like the red one! It's always nice when a blue or red pops out among the more neutral colored barns.

Paula said...

Love these~ that blue barn is soo loooong! hehe

Rose said...

I am finally back to catch up with the rest of what I have missed...you sure do take a lot of fences...but that is fine by me. I like that red barn, too.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

I absolutely *love* these barn photos... What is it about them that makes me never tire of them. I just get that 'dreamy' feel in my heart :)

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