Monday, June 11, 2012
Monday's Country Backroads
Driving the back road to the farm has no shortage of barns to photograph. This particular one caught my attention with the massive backdrop of trees. In editing the photo, I first tried to soften it, hoping to take some of the heat out of it......yesterday's temperature of 99 degrees.
In the end, I decided to show you just how hot it was, standing on the side of the road, capturing a glimpse in my life on the farm.....
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I imagine that big overhang offers some much needed shade, I love that salmon pink colour. The grass looks absolutely parched in the heat. Lovely photograph.ReplyDelete
The barn is a faded red. The sun was so bright that it appears much lighter in color. It is hot!!Delete
Are there animals in there? I see gates/barricades and thought the barn may be for animals.ReplyDelete
There may be animals, at the end of the day, in the barn. When I was there, it was empty. When you click on the photo, I think what you see is a blue barrel that is turned on it's side.ReplyDelete
Very nice and I loved your painting in the previous post!!ReplyDelete
That was my granddaughter's gift to me. She is such a budding artist at 6 years old.Delete
A barn that has served its purpose in protecting this farm's livestock isn't overpowered by the trees, just the opposite, it's majestic in the forefront.ReplyDelete
Meggie, your photos continue to astound me with their stories. Love you, Susan
Thank you, Susan, for the love sent. I agree with you about the barn. In this case, the trees are on the northwest side and will help protect during the winter months and the summer afternoon sun.Delete
Having never been to Texas, I'm always surprised to see there are trees. I've had the cowboy-movie impression of dusty prairies and deserts in my head for so long that trees and flowers seem out of place.ReplyDelete
Ms Sparrow.....We do have our dusty plains and desert areas! It is such a huge State that we seem to have everything from lush tropical to desert and everything in between. There are very flat lands and also mountains. Just think, today it will be 98 degrees with the heat index at 104 !Delete
Great looking barn! They must have some animals around because you can see where they've replaced some boards on the fence.ReplyDelete
I love the great state of Texas and have been through a lot of it. It seems like you just drive forever. My younger brother used to live there and my son has lived there. I remember the heat in the summer and the huge mosquitoes near the coast!
Love the sloping roof! 99 degrees? Yeah, that's too hot.ReplyDelete
I love where you live Meggie and I love your post. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hi Meggie, sounds really hot where you are, I would love some sunshine here but that sounds far too hot for me!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you didn't "cool" the photo off. I like the bright, faded look of the barn in contrast with the cooler feel of the trees surrounding it.ReplyDelete
It's so cold and damp here Meggie, your lovely photo of the barn has added a little warmth to my day........it's hard to imagine such temperatures.ReplyDelete
I can't imagine heat like that. We have at least had a little sunshine this afternoon, which makes a change from the rain. The vegetable plants are suffering from so little warmth though. Gardening- it's a constant battle with the weather and pests!ReplyDelete