Monday, April 16, 2012

Morning Barn




At the west side of town, 

back from the highway and nestled among the trees, stands an old barn,

 not as active as it once was...





























but still useful to its owners, who are friends of ours, for the storage it provides...

  the memories it holds...






and the views it frames--

 of leafy green trees...





and a grassy field, stretching to distant hills on the far horizon.


























Inside, the hay is soft underfoot

and on this particular day,

light streaming in through windows and cracks

draws my attention upward.

Should I be on my knees?






"Certain thoughts are prayers.

There are times when,

whatever be the attitude of the body,

the soul is on its knees."


-Victor Hugo

                                      



Linking with Barn Charm.

23 comments:

Horst in Edmonton said...

Love the barn, reminds me of the one we had on the farm when I was young. It was a hay barn as well. I had lots of fun in that barn, jumping into the soft hay. Also remember having to fill it.

S. Etole said...

So much beautiful spring color there.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

All that green around this old barn is just gorgeous... I esp like the inside shots for we don't get to see inside them very often.

Thanks so much for sharing this beauty & I hope your friends are able to get many more years of use from it! =)

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful place and so are your shots!

Beth said...

great shots. love the quote. (:

Genie said...

There is so much beautiful green around the barn, and the sky is so blue. We continue to be in the center of one of the mountain wildfires in VA so all of our skies are filled with yucky smoke. The wind is blowing it back towards us tonight...a bit worrisome. I think the way you showed your friend’s barn from all different perspectives was wonderful. It made me feel like I was really there. Such nice photography. genie

Rose said...

I love the shots from within...and love the 'greens' of all the shots.

Carletta said...

That first shot is a beautiful spring shot!
I have enjoyed all the views and the quote really spoke to me.
Thank you for your beautiful images and words.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a great old barn! The last shot is indeed "heavenly"!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty shots - really like the sun streaming thru those slats.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like the shots from the inside as much as the outside.

Kathy said...

Beautiful photos!

Mari said...

Pretty barn and I love the shots looking out!

Gillian Olson said...

Very interesting barn, the shafts of sunlight streaming is lovely.

Sandra said...

I love all these barn shots and especially the third one with the beautiful frame on the tree and greenery. The last luminous shot is just lovely and gives me a happy feeling and makes me glad that I'm alive!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love your shots and the words that go with them!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous photos, Connie! I love the old barns! They have so much character.

Anna said...

Hi Connie,
The interior barn captures are wonderful! Love the drama, patterning, mood, and light. Perfect quote, too! Yes, reverence and thankfulness can be a part of our lives at any time of day, in any place, and in any posture.
Wishing you a super week.

Elaine said...

A wonderful series of shots!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots! I love seeing the light shining through from outside.

Madge Bloom said...

What a great barn, love the green...

Tanya said...

beautiful pictures!

Jodi said...

Oh my, Connie.