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Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Barn Collective #27

This is one of my favorite barns from a few years ago.  One day the pretty rusty roof had been painted or replaced.

We have been home from the hospital for a few days now.  My husband had a partial hip replacement due to the cancer going there.  The hip surgery went as expected, but there were lung  complications and we ended up staying a week longer than expected.  He is better now.

Thanks everyone, for the well wishes.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Barn Collective #26

Appleton, Tennessee, U. S. A.

This is a repost from a few years ago.  I am not able to keep up much these days.  My husband has been in the hospital for over a week.  I hope to be able to get back soon to whatever our normal is these days.

Thanks for hanging with me!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Barn Collective #25

Somewhere near Columbia, Tennessee, U. S. A.

(I am trying a new script this week in hopes that trouble for some in fetching thumbnails is resolved.  I am away from my main computer and will probably not be able to help with any issues that may arise for a few days.  Thanks for your patience!)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Barn Collective #24

These were taken from I-65 in Franklin, Tennessee, hence, the blurriness.  Beautiful farms are everywhere in middle Tennessee.  And yes, this one has Buffalo (or Bison, are they the same?)  The Buffalo are in front of two large mansions on rolling hills.  I have never found out for certain if they belong to famous country music stars or actresses, but it has been said . . . . 

Friday, March 20, 2015


A friend and I went to a photography event a few weeks ago.  The field trip we went on was to an abandoned site of a pioneer village type attraction.  I got a few interesting shots.  There were several items that didn't quite fit into the classic pioneer time frame.  I suppose it depends on what you are pioneering.

That front piece of stereo equipment was Quasar, not even Pioneer.

Sharing with Madge @ The View From Right Here

Weekly Top Shot #170

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Barn Collective #23

Whoo.  I've lost my motivation to get out and work on my barn collection, so I'm cheating a little.  
This painting was done by my Mother several years ago.  She does quite well, and rural scenes are her favorite, so you may be seeing more of her work.  
This is one of my favorites.  It has it all:  red barn, dirt road, fence, big tree, round bales, summer green, yellow wildflowers, distant mountains, and blue sky.

Looking forward to seeing your barns, sheds, silos, etc.!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Barn Collective #22

This was taken in January 2011 when north Alabama had a foot of snow.  I think we measured 9 inches at our place.  The barn belongs to my mother, but is adjacent to our property.  That is my hubby on the tractor.  I rarely use artsy treatments now and could not tell you what I did to this shot.

We have had a snow and/or ice storm each of the last three weeks here, but I only got a couple of iPhone shots just for the record.  The past week's winter storm was all ice and sleet and stayed around for longer than one day.  I like a snow or two every winter, but three in a row is too much.  I don't see how you folks up north stand it for months at a time.

We are supposed to be in the upper sixties next week with rain.  I hate to complain, but that's getting kinda warm for me.  We go from one extreme to another.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Barn Collective #21

A few that need some attention.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Old Courthouse Museum, Vicksburg, Mississippi, U. S. A.

There are several gorgeous old pianos at the
Old Courthouse Museum, Vicksburg, Mississippi, U. S. A.

Some are in great shape, but this one above has some wear.

Others were in much better shape.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Barn Collective #20

Another barn of a friend's family.
I was trying to capture three buzzards circling around.  Two of them were uncooperative and flew out of my view.

Share your barns this week!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Barn Collective #19

This barn belongs to family of a good friend of mine.

I have several new followers lately.  Thank you!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Barn Collective #18

Lucky me.  I get to see this each time I pull in my drive.
The neighboring barn with vintage yellow truck.
This was taken February 2013.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Barn Collective #17

Near Spring Hill, Tennessee, U. S. A.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Windsor Ruins, Port Gibson / Alcorn, Mississippi, U. S. A.

Windsor Ruins, near Port Gibson / Alcorn, Mississippi, U. S. A.

What an awesome experience to stand next to these huge pillars and imagine what it must have been like to live in a home such as this.  The home survived the Civil War by being occupied by the Union Army, just to burn down in 1890 from a carelessly thrown cigarette.

The sky was disappointing the day we were there, but the websites below have some better shots.

Sharing with Rubbish Tuesday

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Barn Collective #16

Somewhere in Tennessee last winter.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Old Courthouse Museum, Vicksburg, Mississippi

We took a short trip to Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi in December.  The Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg has a lot of history and memorabilia.  Visit if you can.

Happy Birthday, Robert E. Lee

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Barn Collective #15

Peg legs.
North of Pulaski, Tennessee, Hwy 31.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Carter House, Franklin, Tennessee, U. S. A.

Franklin, Tennessee, U. S. A.
 Read about Franklin's Civil War history at

Sharing with Good Fences

(Husband News has been updated, right sidebar near the top.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015