Tuesday, September 23


Dee Johnson

We're going up north this weekend for a real live vacation (more on that later) and it got me thinking of growing up. My father lived with two other bachelor for a bit in my childhood on this amazing non running farm. You can only imagine the hours my brother and I spent exploring the cavernous, nook ridden buildings on the property :)

William Dalton

I did a search on flickr and came up with these reminiscent homesteads. I hope you may find a teeny bit of nostalgia here as well!

im pastor rick

meirion matthias


You can take the girl out of the midwest, but you can't take the midwest out of the girl :)

Happy Tuesday!!


ana carina said...

Ohh we have no barns here in Portugal, I only see them in the TV :)

You picked some great ones to show me!


cindy : quaint said...

the pics are wonderful, especially the last one.

Rosebud Collection said...

Wonderful pictures..You know, I always think of the story, "The city mouse and the country mouse"..I always felt that way..Living in the city was fun in my youth, but I had to move back to a country setting later..it is in our blood.

ThePeachTree said...


No barns in Portugal?? I now have "there are no cats in America" stuck in my head :)


Absolutely! We're so excited for this back to nature back to our roots kind of trip this weekend.

Art Kitten said...

I concur about the midwest! Although I currently still live in the midwest I no longer live in a rural place and I miss it terribly. I grew up for half of my life on farms (when I was really little on a dairy farm) and these pictures bring me closer to home.

I especially love the image of the moss covered stone building although not reminiscent of my childhood, just purely for its beauty...

The falling down barn is a sight all too familiar to Wisconsin as well.

Thank you for a really great post today.

please sir said...

I LOVE barns - looking at them and photos of them - so wonderful. Great pic finds!

Melissa said...

Love all the pictures of the barns. :) My aunt Kathy use to paint them all the time, and my mom would photograph them. :) I love the 4th one.

Alyssa said...

I share a deep love of old, dilapidated barns too:) One good thing about living near the countryside!

littlebyRD said...

These are such wonderful barns! There is just something about them that draws you in. Flattered to be of inspiration!

Elizabeth said...

I'm a sucker for a picturesque barn as well. When driving through farmland I'm always tempted to stop on the highway and photograph the barns we pass. These photos are beautiful.

amy said...

i'd live in any of them (well, maybe not the smashed one!)

Leanne said...

"You can take the girl out of the Midwest, but you can't take the Midwest out of the girl." I second! Though I live in the city of Chicago. Hmmm. But I do feel like I'm back "home" when I go to another part of the country and then return to Illinois. My father is a water color artist (mainly for hobby) and his *favorite* subject matter are old barns!

I hope you had a nice vacation.