If you gave a kid a box of crayons and told him/her to draw a barn, I imagine that the kid would draw whatever barn is the vernacular in the area where they live. Like the low metal roofed barns that TexWisGirl shows us from Texas or the white barns in Southern Pennsylvania that I posted last week.
But when I was a kid, if someone had handed me a box of crayons and told me to draw a barn, I would have drawn a big, square building and colored it in with whatever the closest crayon to red barn red was.
I love that color. Red Barn Red! I even talked Greg into having our house stained a form of that color from the dull brown it was when we moved in. I sometimes think of barns when I drive up our driveway. I like to imagine some goats grazing nearby because goats are my farm animals of choice. It takes some imagination though because we do sort of live in the woods and I’m not sure the goats would like that. I actually know very little about goats, but I like them and I think about what fun it would be to have goats around now and then.
Here are some of the red barns I collected on our recent trip to Roanoke. For me, they are just the right kind of barn.
I used texture from Nancy @ A Rural Journal in this last shot. Thanks, Nancy.
I'll be linking up to Barn Charm.