Sunday, July 31, 2011

Devotion




This old barn was built on a homesteaded farm near Longrun, Missouri, in the mid 1890's. I found it to have a certain appeal, in spite of its patches, and the encroachment of bushes and vines.  Even more appealing, however, are its current owners, the grandson and wife of the original homesteader.  Their love of the land, and of each other, is clearly evident.






I'm sharing this with you, and also with my photo friends at 
The Creative Exchange and Barn Charm.
If you'd like to see their photos today, click on a button.






24 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

This post made me smile. That old barn has so much character.

Ruth said...

Hi there! I saw this lovely photo of yours at the Creative Exchange, it's a wonderful photo. I hope you have a lovely week!

Lui said...

Yes, they do look perfect together and their old barn needs repair but it looks like it is holding up just like their relationship ;-)

La Principessa Errante said...

Such character in both the barn and it's owners. Wonderful shots.

Kaya said...

I like this old barn a lot. Every time I pass the old barns I always take pictures of them. This barn is really old.

And the pictures of this happy couple have so much life and joy in them. Wonderful pictures. I love all of them very much.

I am from the Creative Exchange.

Genie said...

Oh, my goodness, Connie. These pictures could easily have been shot right down the road from me. This couple looks so much like the folk who live out here in the rural country area. They love their land, it stays in the families for generations, and they love each other. Nothing fancy about them....real Americana at its best. Beautiful captures. I love both of them. Genie

Pat said...

What wonderful photos! It;s great that the land has stayed in the family that loves and respects it.

lisa said...

This is a beautiful old structure Connie, and I love the fact that it is still in the family. How truly wonderful that is.

Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

Oh my goodness, how cool! I love it & they look like such a sweet couple! Great find & photos

Ya just gotta link up this post to Barn Charm this evening... I'd love for the gang to see this one!!! =)

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

PS We don't get a lot of history w/ the barns we shoot, so that's such a cool added bonus! =)

joco said...

Huya Connie,
Love they way they posed for you so patiently, against that fine backdrop of old wood and greenery.

Mari said...

What a great post! It made me smile, because old barns are always wonderful, but the owners have lots of charm too. I enjoyed the history of this one too.

Jan n Jer said...

How sweet!! What a great couple...thanks for sharing this one!

Lesley said...

This photo of the couple - he with his pipe that probably never leaves his mouth (or rarely!) - and that dilapidated barn is so charming in so many ways!

Lee said...

These are great. Love the story and the pics.

Carole said...

Great pictures. Sad barn, but I guess sometimes they simply can't be refurbished and saved.

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EG Wow said...

I'm sorry to see if falling down...BUT it definitely has tons of charm as it crumbles. Nice to see people in the photo to show the barn's size.

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

YaY! Thank you! =)

MarieElizabeth said...

Well, aren't they adorable! That first one is holding on for dear life.

Tanya said...

what a great old barn and it's even better with the farmers in it too! love that it's still in the family!

Kim, USA said...

The barn would someday would fall down but the relationship of the owners would last forever. ^_^

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Ruta said...

These are great photos...the couple reminds me of a modern day "American Gothic" portrait.

Rose said...

Oh, I enjoyed this post...enjoyed seeing the owners of the barn for a change.

Jill Wellington said...

Oh, Connie..I LOVE the photos with the owners! That adds so much to the already fabulous barn!