Sunday, July 1, 2012

Barns of Benton County: Another Old Red Barn

I hate to admit it, but I haven't been snapping pictures of barns lately. I think most of it is that we only have one car right now and while the boys and I still go to town once a week for groceries and the splash pad as well as church on the weekend, we don't take any new routes down quiet country roads! I'll have to make more of an effort on our next town trip--especially because my husband will drive and leave me free to use my camera!

For today though, we'll have to enjoy this rustic old barn I photographed back in April. You can tell it wasn't July because of the empty field. The corn is tasseling out now, so it's, what 7 or 8 feet tall? Oh, but the temperature was so much nicer back in April--I feel cooler already! 

I love how this barn is practically falling apart--chipping paint and a door that wouldn't keep a large cat out of the barn! But then there's the basketball hoop! Classy!

I do wonder why the two lower windows aren't centered. Not that everything has to be centered, but I'm sure there was a reason. Do you think one side has stalls so they wanted more room between the wall and the window? Guess we'll never know!

Right past this barn I stopped to document the ditch. Yes, yes I did. It's a great illustration of how pervasive the dandelions are around here each spring! No, it didn't snow--that's dandelion fluff! Some property owners spray for weeds and chemically treat their yards. Some of us choose to enjoy the bright yellow flowers and their fluff a day or two later.

Have you seen any cool barns lately?


  1. I also live in a Benton County with old, cool barns,....but I'm in WA.

    Great pics :)

    @ Creatively Living

  2. You did find a cool old barn there- and while we don't have all the dandelions here we do have cottonwood trees which provide the same "snow". xo Diana



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