Monday, February 13, 2012

Drive by shootings: Red Barn Red…


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.

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that 2nd one stole the show this time! and yes, being raised in Wisconsin, red barns are 'the standard'. :)

Judy said...

They're all great and I love that second shot!

Nicki said...

we have a variety of barns around here - but the red ones stand out and are a favorite of mine as well.

I especially like the last barn shot and good use of texture. And then there is the first picture with a plethora of barns - with a hint of white fence. I buckle at the knees with combo: red barn/white fence.

Tanya said...

oh i love that second one! were all these in the roanoke area because some look very pennsylvania-ish! btw, i always went for the barn red crayon when drawing a barn, still do!

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks! Some could have been in PA. That last one probably was. I did take them all on the road to or from Roanoke though.

Rose said...

I LOVE all the shots...but I especially like the third one with the pasture and cows...

alp said...

Preciosas fotografias. Un lujazo.Un beso desde Murcia.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So glad to see so many well-cared for barns! These are all so beautiful! :)

Beth said...

wow, what a great grouping of barns. the last one looks sort of like a church with those windows. (:

Kathy said...

A nice collection.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Absolutely stunning in red! And I love the stone foundation.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Very nice, Barbara, very nice shots! They're all so beautiful & eye catching... love the 3rd one w/ the bottom 4 open bays! Seriously, beautiful shots! They'd be awesome grouped together hanging on a wall!

Thanks for joining =)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Genie said...

Your photographs are beautiful and I love the processing. The last shot looks like it could be a red church. This is such a nice series. Thanks for the post and Happy Valentine’s Day. genie

La Mode Operandi said...

Ive never noticed how barn house red is actually a nice colour!

Ginny said...

These are just wonderful! My very favorite is the third one, it would be lovely hanging up somewhere. We live a little over an hour away from Roanoke and have driven there quite a bit!!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

neat photos of barns and i love the colour and tones in them!

loving your photography!

Keetha Broyles said...

That top shot is a "cluster" of red barns, but I do love the bottom one the best.

Margaret said...

The first and third really amaze me. The tree in the first one with its limbs embraced by the sky and the stone foundations are lovely. The third one exudes such peace and I love the black cows in the background. Lovely!

heyBJK said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, Barbara! Excellent work!

Carole said...

Lovely, lovely barns. :-)