Monday, February 4, 2013

What we won't do for a barn photo...

Those of us hooked on barn scenes will drive back roads, park in ditches, maybe even sneak into a pasture or two - just to get a shot of a barn to post. For this one, when I saw this property was having a yard sale, I did a U-turn and pretended to look at their junk, tools, antiques, etc. (I posted some of their cauldron pots for Halloween.)
It was all a pretense so I could walk down their drive a bit to get some photos of this...
I've seen the roof back behind some trees and a pond rise, but could never see the barn clearly from the road.


No, I didn't buy anything. Yes, it was worth 'lying' to the owner as to why I was snapping photos of their yard stuff that I thought was 'so cool!' :)

Linking to Barn Charm

138 comments:

DJan said...

You didn't tell him you are just a barn lover, did you? :-)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The barn and windmill look really nice and balanced together. Great picture!

nic.b van es said...

dat is al een paar jaar oud maar blijft mooi om te zien.

Fireblossom said...

Um...do we maybe have just a teeny little barn "problem", hmm? :-)

Deb said...

Great shots... You gotta do what you gotta do...

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Well it was worth the lie Tex!

Janey and Co. said...

Oh that's funny. Thanks for the effort...that is one cute barn..

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL!! That's a barn addiction. LOL! It was worth the effort. blessings ~ tanna

Flat Creek Farm said...

Ain't it the truth! Lovely pictures.. all for a worthy cause :D -Tammy

georgettesullins said...

You super snooper.

MarmePurl said...

Very much worth it!
(I might have made an offer on that wagon)

Gone Country said...

I'm likin' the wagon and the windmill. I'd love to have both!

Molly The Wally said...

Love the windmill. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Honest Abe said...

Honestly. Well, you should march right up to the front door and ask if you could take some photos of his amazing barn! You know what? I am sure he would size you up and down and offer to show you around inside the barn and all around outside it. Most farmers are as proud of their "outbuildings" as they are of their livestock and love to get a chance to show stuff off.

Tanya Breese said...

lol you are too funny!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

You need to find a local chapter of Barns Anonymous :-)

I like it and the adjacent windmill!

Maple Lane said...

These are great pictures! Pretty sneaky!!!

Mike said...

I'd really like to get my hands on that buckboard. It's a handsome piece of work.

Lynne said...

I like the "barn charm" and the wind mill is majestic . . . Great photo visit . . .
I think you received the "best prize" at the sale . . .

Sandra said...

I love the last one, it has barn, fences and windmill... awesome. i would have to drive 50 miles to find a barn or more...

Madge Bloom said...

I carry a handful of my business cards and tell people that I have a photography blog and most are more than happy to let me click away... love that sign on the gate...

Daryl said...

brava ... love a woman who will do anything to get that shot .. well done .. ad it wasn't a bad fib, after all you did post the pix of their pots

Pom Pom said...

Ha ha! Well, it is an interesting barn. Save the barns, I say!

nene said...

Hey, Fireblossom, why did you lQQk at me when you asked ...do we have a tiny itty bitty barn problem?

Anyway, I love th wagon and that barn is nice but I bet that rancher was curious about your picture taking because he was concerned over you exposing that 'high tech' wind energy vane.

Thanks for putting your life and limb in jeopardy just so that you could share with us these great pics, Tex ?-)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Ha! Well, your deception paid off! Wonderful barn. Hunting for barns sounds as addicting as birding. Hey, it's Barning!

Allison said...

Your sunny warm-looking weather is calling my name.

Muffy's Marks said...

Well whatever you had to do to get the photos was well worth your while. They are wonderful.

Kate said...

And what, pray tell, did you say to the owner?

Deanna said...

Been there, done that...it is a cool barn.

Ayu Maselli said...

very cute barn, windmill so gorgeous!
have a nice week

edenhills said...

Now that is dedication!

Fjällripan said...

Haha, very fun post :) and a beautiful wagon and barn!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, what a wonderful homestead, so country cozy......thanks for sharing, love it, Francine.

Sally in WA said...

Nice post and pics.

Karen said...

You are sneaky. I love that wagon!

Kathy said...

The great imposter!

Catherine said...

A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.... ;)
xo Catherine

Betty Manousos said...

i really like that wagon!

MTWaggin said...

Wow, barn, windmill AND gate! You hit the bonanza!

Karen said...

Hey, getting "the shot" requires creativity sometimes.

Margie said...

Yup, it's official, you're a barn ho, lol!

Nancy said...

I can tell you were having fun...I would love to be in your car with you when you are out taking pictures boy would the good times roll.....

You got some really good shots on this little escapade....Did you tell him you wanted to take pictures so you could show your husband who might want to buy something?

Thank you for your comments on my blog; you made my day...

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a sweet yard...love the windmill!

Red said...

Now the old windmill is interesting. We had many windmills here but they are all long gone as electric pumps are much more reliable and faster. But the new pumps aren't stately and attractive as a windmill.

Indrani Ghose said...

It will remain a secret between you and us. :)

Beth said...

It is a truly great barn! Good shots.

Ron said...

sneaky, sneaky!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I would have bougth the wagon and then tried to figure out how to get it home. Ooops did that already with a manure spreader, LOL. Thanks to my neighbor I got it home.

Small City Scenes said...

A dedicated barn lover and photographer. A girls gotta do whatever.......
Nice barn, lots of fences around it and a neat windmill. MB

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad you sneaked around the junk and got the great picture of the barn and windmill! I like the wagon too.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

One of the better Texas barns you've found.

Jo's World said...

I'm with Honest Abe on this one, Tex!

Jo

Gail said...

Love this barn. Well worth the trouble.

Linda said...

Well, your deception paid off. You got some great shots of the barn and windmill, with a bonus of a few interesting shots of the guy's yard sale items.

Pat Tillett said...

Now that is dedication! It appears to be worth it as you ended up with some nice photos of a great barn.

Susan said...

What a cute barn. In fact the whole scene is awesome!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

LOL! I'd have done the same thing! And it was worth it!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, you are the clever one -- barn problem or not!!

ellen abbott said...

there's a barn down 1301 that I'll have to photograph for you. It's sided with those pressed metal decorative ceiling tiles that used to be in all the old windows. we call it the quilted barn.

don said...

It was a worthwhile visit to see all the junk to get these fine shots. Those last three of the barn and windmill are exceptionally nice.

Łucja-Maria said...

Very interesting picture.
Everything impresses me.
A green? especially.
Already dreaming about it.
Regards

Barb said...

I love that wagon! You should have bought it for a raised flower bed!

Lindsjö taxar said...

The wagon looks nice and special. Great picrures....

Becca said...

Ha ha ha! You're sneaky! :-)

Marie said...

It's a fabulous little spot...great barn, windmill and fences! So charming. Love it!

ladyfi said...

Oh, the things we do for our blogs! ;-)

Comment1 said...

Haha! Dedication!

Debbie said...

nice work theresa, i didn't know you had it in you ;))))

Ellie said...

Oh T, you are sneaky lol. Great pics!!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
You made great photos but you are naughty...!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Boy oh boy, what a great shot of that barn! I think barns are so useful even when the owner does not have animals to house. Good for storage, for a garage, workshop and a place to stay out of the weather on occasion. I sure wish we had one here that was ours (the one across the pond belongs to our neighbor and is used by them. Have a wonderful week!

Buttons said...

Way to go Tex farm yard sales who would have thought you all come for the photos not the junk oops I mean stuff.
I love the sign Cattle Raisers sounds nice I think I will tell Annie I am a Cattle Raiser.:)
Great shots good score sneaky lady.:) Hug B

Leave It To Davis said...

lol...I would have just told them I wanted to feature the pictures on my blog....then tell them they would be famous and laugh...and hope they would laugh too. Today we were riding down a back road snapping away when Hubby wanted me to take a picture of these people's front porch...something on there he thought was cool....after stopping and taking pictures and their dogs going crazy, we saw the man in the yard next door staring at us like he was going to come and punch us...so I waved at him and smiled, and Hubby followed suit, and the man thought he knew us, smiled and waved. It was funny. No one wants to act like they don't recognize you if you act like you know them. :)

Robin said...

T, very idyllic! The windmill really adds to the scene.
Any means to get the shot! Well, within reason!

Patty Woodland said...

So you're a barn-a-razzi?

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Well Tex, thats one way to get some good photos.
poor guy will be none the wiser and you got the shot.
I liked the old trailer.. or wagon.
The windmill reminds me of the bush when i was a girl in Africa.. they were all over the place.
A barn crazy day.
x

islandwonder said...

Well, I like to yard sale anyway but but I love it even more when on a cool piece of property. There was a house I admired for years with a large wrap around porch. I was so excited when they had one.

Annette Mickelson said...

What a great little barn -- so much character.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ha ha, you are so sneaky!

Giga said...

Nie musiałaś się tak narażać :). Ładna stodoła i wiatrak koło niej. Pozdrawiam.
You did not have to expose it :). Nice barn and windmill beside her. Yours.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

I see another side to you now...sneaky. Glad you took them.


peter

petspeopleandlife said...

I have snuck a few photos here and there but none that I've posted. I like that wagon very much. Wish it were mine.

The windmill sold the barn for me. Looks as if it might have still be working. I adore old windmills and of course the barns, the older the better.

Terry and Linda said...

Perfect barn and loafing shed.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

IsobelleGoLightly said...

If you rode in that wagon you'd get a very sore bum! hee hee

parker said...

A good find. Old windmill and barn from an earlier era, both seem to be in good shape. Slowly getting older together year by year!

Montanagirl said...

Love that barn with the windmill. Picturesque!

A Quiet Corner said...

you lied? Holy moose-poops, the barn police will get you!!! Nice scene though & I think you should go back a buy SOMETHING!!!!..:)JP

Maria said...

Interesting analysis of these barn structures.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one Theresa, and little truck, hum, hum.

Chatty Crone said...

A white lie...but it was worth it.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Oh, that's a cool barn with the windmill.
Greetings
Angela

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...I would have done the same thing. Cant wait to get back to Pa n get back into Barn charm. For now just gotta be content with Fences/flowers n water scenes.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Hahaha!!!! It's always so awkward trying to take pictures of some places - the things we'll do, indeed!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Although..... on second look, I do kind of like that wagon - are you sure you don't have a spot for it at the Run-A-Round ranch?

Rose said...

Okay,don't know what just happened...been hitting a lot of magical mystery keys this evening...as I was saying...I love this one! But I would probably wanted to buy something...I always see stuff I want at these sales.

Brian King said...

The windmill looks even bigger next to that small barn. Nice little setting! The wagon is really cool!

eileeninmd said...

Well, at least you have not started trespassing like someone else we know. Love the barn shots and the windmill is cool. A very pretty farm!

eileeninmd said...

Well, at least you have not started trespassing like someone else we know. Love the barn shots and the windmill is cool. A very pretty farm!

Saun said...

LOL you crack me up. Love the barn shots!

SweetMarie said...

You're so funny! You sneaky woman! lol I do love the pics!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

:) I like the first one !

Nell at njschout said...

Love the windmill by the barn....and the wagon.

Jeanne said...

Well worth it! I love this scene.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the posted sign - neat one. ( :

Judy said...

Great barn, it sure was worth all the effort you went to get a shot of the barn.

bailey-road.com said...

I like the wagon too!

Grant Blakeney said...

your farm looks very peaceful.

Michelle said...

LOVE that wagon!

Jori said...

Very cool wagon! Love the barn, and the windmill. you are right, we all do crazy things for barn photo's!

Mama Zen said...

Hey, sometimes you gotta be a little sneaky!

Angela said...

Sometimes you just have to be a little sneaky when you are taking a picture! :) I love the old windmill! Would love to have one in my yard.

SandyCarlson said...

Your blog always warms me up!

sometimesthatsallyouget said...

You got a lot of bang for your effort - a great barn, windmill, fences, antiques. Great job! :-)

~Lindy

Randy said...

Nice looking place.

Jeanne said...

That is a great barn shot, and definitely worth the 'shopping". Once in awhile ( but not too often) i embarass myself even with my determination to get the shot that i want. Makes me laugh

Bernadine said...

Thanks for taking the risk! ;-) That's quite a nice buckboard.

Paula said...

A blogger has to do what a blogger has to do. I'm still going to get up the courage to snap a picture of the cactus growing on the house I past almost everyday.

Betsy Adams said...

I can see the headlines: Lady arrested for taking pictures of a barn!!!!!! ha ha

YES---what we'll do to take good photos....

Love it.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tricia Hays said...

LoL! 'So cool' TWG! Love it, but be careful out there, don't want anyone hollerin at chya or worse! =0

Thanks for joinin =)

Krishna said...

nice place... your photos also good

thanks

Dar said...

Yep, I know what you mean. Sometimes we just can't help ourselves. Most of my barn shots are drive-bys...the hubby actually slows down sometimes.
Loved this one.
BlessYaBraveheart

Stephanie said...

Enjoying your daily photos, the barn is wonderful to look at.

SquirrelQueen said...

Ha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has stopped at a yard sale just to snap some photos. I've done the same with old houses that are for sale on open house day.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures of a beautiful barn :) Hanne Bente

Stewart M said...

It is a characterful looking building.

Stewart M

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh, farm yard sales(^_^)彡☆ I especially like the first picture with lovely and rusty carriage (? hehe). I think my grandparents who were farmer might have had a similar thing (very vague memory)

Wishing that your new week is going wonderfuly, my sweet friend in Texas♡♡♡

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Busy Little Chicken said...

Ha Ha! I have done that sort of thing as well!! Great barn picture, but I bet I would have ended up with a load of stuff I didn't want!! (It has happened!!)

Tammy said...

Looks like a great place to visit! Great pictures, Tex!

Jeevan said...

This barn looks different from the others u had posed. The vehicle in the first photo fascinates me.

Pam ;) said...

Your a sneaky little devil- Glad you did follow your TexWis instinks, Girl.

Nancy said...

Cute post. LOL And nice photos of a cool barn. Well done.

Candy C. said...

It's a great barn and I love the windmill with it! Definitely worth a little subterfuge! :)

barbara l. hale said...

Worth the pretense!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Yup! Definitely worth it :) Lovely barn with an old-time feel.

Margaret said...

Ha! I haven't done this yet. :)

Lynda said...

It's fun to see the old barns - - such nostalgia.

pattisjarrett said...

You're funny, Theresa. Pretty soon we'll see your face hanging around the post office. Oh, that's only mail fraud, isn't it? ;) We passed up a chance to buy an old wagon years ago. Kind of wish we had.

Annnightflyer said...

Whata wonderful picture of that wagon love it.I really like the windmill too.Youre so talented girl!

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