Saturday, January 7, 2012

Winter Barn





An Ozark barn stands quiet among the winter trees.

Old tools, retired with honors, decorate the front of the barn,

and inside, the accumulation of years

precludes any possibility of a cow entering.

There's another barn for that purpose.





It's here that the cows are milked,




where cats, striped by the sunlight 

survey their domain,




and Cracker, the border collie,

makes sure that nobody gets out of line.







Textures by Leslie Nicole


Linking with Weekly Top Shot


35 comments:

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

awesome shots! definitely a Barn Charmer! =)

Jeannelle said...

Nice shots!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love these shots! Why don't you come enter it in my Weekly Top Shot meme? We're on Week #11 and I'd love to see you share with me! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=5812

S. Etole said...

Your words and images both so warm.

Zinnia said...

I love discovering your blog, there is so much to see and so many beautiful and stunning photos. I'll be back for sure!

Lui said...

What a charming place. No wonder Cracker looks happy!

Nadege, said...

Such a warm a welcoming place. Gorgeous cat and smart looking dog.

Ruth said...

A beaituful place to be, wonderful images :)

lisa said...

Connie, I have never seen anything quite like this, with the tools hanging on the barn.. It is really just beautiful, and I am sure it has a wonderful history.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Em S said...

Beautiful photograph of the barn. Cracker seems very on top of it!

Anna said...

What a wonderful subject! The regal kitty basking within the stripes of light is my fav. Love the design of that capture!
Happy week to you!

Margaret said...

farm images just don't get any better than this!

justine said...

wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful series! every photo is wonderful!

Carletta said...

What a charming post!
I loved everything about this post - your photos, the sepia treatments, and your prose - enchanting. :)

Rose said...

I really liked all the photos...just really enjoyed them.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Thank you so much for sharing your superb images and post with us on 'Weekly Top Shot!' I hope you'll come share again next week...

Mari said...

I loved seeing the inside of this barn and that cat shot is so cute!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great photos! The barn photo really tells a story. The kitty is probably hoping for a bit of that milk!

I live in MO, too, and I'll be back to look at some other posts. I love to find other Missouri bloggers.

Elaine said...

Wonderful series of shots and commentary!

Tanya Breese said...

i echo what elaine says!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

I'm from MissouREE too! You have some beautiful shots here. I am coming back, I will be right behind Cheryl! Love the kitty, a barn has to have a cat :)

Judy said...

I love all of these shots!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I know I commented on this one before, but I just love the cat shot... what a beauty!
Is the barn yours? It sure sounds like the words of a loving owner! =)

Thanks for joining, Connie!

Connie Smiley said...

Tricia, this barn belongs to a good friend of mine, just a few miles from where I live. I've visited there often.

Margaret said...

I already commented on this, but will do so again. This is perfect and you have a wonderful eye for bringing emotion and the moment into these photos.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful in sepia!

Rosie said...

How wonderful - both photos and words!

Jeannelle said...

Nice photo work. A cow being milked by hand...what a rare sight!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Your photos bring back many good memories of the farm where I used to live. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

i love seeing barsn like this ... where they have all their supplies stuck or hung on the barn. so neat. a working barn or farm there. lovely. (:

Angela Acosta said...

I love photographing barns. I especially love your photo. Very good shot.

Kia said...

A wonderful barn and your images are lovely! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy New Year 2012 :)

Genie said...

The old barn with it natural wood and all of the memorabilia nailed to its side is wonderful. This one definitely has LOTS of personality. Nice texture work. Lovely shot. genie

Sharon said...

Not only is your photography terrific, but you have a blessed way of depicting our Ozark lifestyle very well. Thank you for such beautiful pictures!