Foggy Morning Barn

I decided to leave a little early yesterday morning to take some photos of a barn that has been calling to me for some time. It was another one of those foggy mornings and the sun was just beginning to burn its way through.

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The other end of the barn isn’t faring as well. I think they are salvaging some of it – I hope so.

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At first I thought it very sad, but then I remembered that I am donating my organs when I die. These barns have such beautiful lines and were built to last – but not forever. They are wood and are expensive to maintain once the farm is no longer active so there are a lot of decaying barns dotting the countryside, the wood rejoining the earth. Some people have the energy and vision to find uses for various elements and materials. A friend has been collecting the huge beams from barns that are being demolished to use in a cider mill he is breathing new life into.

 

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    • Yes, although humidity drops for us in September. I always look forward to the cooler and dryer air. Isn’t amazing how certain feels or smells or in this case images remind us of a time of year.

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  1. I love old barns, too! There are many of them near where I live in South Central Texas; some of them I am saving for an adventure when the weather is cooler, or perhaps even foggy! It’s horribly hot right now; probably about 102F or more. Love this picture.

    Many folks in this area use reclaimed barn wood to make beautiful furniture. I have a friend who has a kitchen table made out of reclaimed pine flooring; the chairs are benches. So beautiful and Texas Rustic, but it’s finished beautifully. Thanks for posting, and for visiting my blog. I appreciate it!

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    • Enjoyed your comment. Just talked to my daughter who lives in Victoria Texas and she said it has been HOT. Thanks for adding some interesting info to my post. πŸ™‚

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    • The work had to get done, so you know the farmer worked through sadness, grief, joy, anger, excitement, anxiety… Thanks for commenting and getting me thinking about it. πŸ™‚

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