Sunday, June 02, 2013

An Old Barn



 How ironic that my previous post, in which I lament the lack of an old barn, should be followed by this one, featuring an old barn (whose boards are intact and one from which I wouldn't dream of pillaging.) This barn is on the property of Woodwynn Farms, an intentional therapeutic community. We go out a couple of times a year to help out in various ways with our church. Yesterday Tim's team repaired the deer fence intended to protect the vegetable garden. My group weeded the herb garden, pulling up thistles and blackberries grown high over the winter and spring.


Blackberries are a scourge around here. We enjoy all the fresh berries and free fruit in late summer, but the brambles can quickly overtake untended land. 

I enjoyed photographing the textures of the wood, the mossy roof, and the weeds growing high around the barn while waiting for everyone to arrive. 

Joining with Mary for Mosaic Monday

26 comments:

Diana Taylor said...

I love that barn - and I really like your unusual shots of it - beautiful photos.

ellen b. said...

Lovely photos!

Vee said...

Wonderful textures and colors and perspectives, Lorrie. I could take lessons from you!

Pamela Gordon said...

Love this mosaic, Lorrie. I love the angle of the shot looking up at the barn and also the moss on the roof. Beautiful photos! Have a great week ahead. Pam

Lavender Cottage said...

You captured lots of character from this barn Lorrie - top to bottom. Guess the moss was providing insulation on the roof.
Judith

eileeninmd said...

I love the weathered wood on the old barn. These old barns are lovely to see. Wonderful mosaic, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

Snap said...

What is it about old barns that draw us all in?!! They have such great *soul*! Lots of lovely texture. Wonderful shots.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love old barns and barnwood really is beautiful! I have never...ever seen the blackberry bushes so wild and full as they are here in NC this Spring! I love to pick blackberries but the vines are mixed with poison ivy so I have to stay out of them for the most part! Hugs!

Dawna Motz said...

Love it! That is one mossy roof! Have a great week.

Faye said...

Very artful mosiac--and was a terrific perspective for the primary photo in your collection. Love moss covered roofs--but not mine! :-)

My Little Home and Garden said...

You mentioned old barn wood, a barn appeared! I wouldn't have thought of moss being on the roof of a structure.

Enjoy your week, Lorrie.

-Karen

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I love taking photos of old barns. So many of them are left to fall apart now, I'm sure in the future there won't be any left except in photos.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful pictures, every one. I love old barns too.

Cheryl said...

You captured some unique shots with your artful eye! Intriguing!

Poppy said...

Gorgeous pictures, Lorrie, from perspective, to texture and colour, they are all very interesting! I could stare at this patina all day!

Poppy

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

We all seem to have a 'thing' for barns - it must have something to do with the need for shelter in us!
Lovely photos Lorrie - I love those weathered timber boards.
Good for you in helping out - a big task like that needs many willing hands!
Shane ♥

Donna said...

Yummy photos! I especially like the contrasting textures and colors in that last one! Bravo, my dear.

Alisa Noble said...

I can't get rid of the MANY blackberries the birds have planted for me in ALL of my flower beds.
Beautiful textures.

Anu Varma said...

Vancouver island is so beautiful! These images are so pretty! I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian home on my blog. Do drop by and enter if you like it :) Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

Carole said...

My husband says that blackberries and crows are plotting a take over!
Beautiful photos, Lorrie.

Barb said...

I love old barns. Why? I'm not sure. Love them. Great pics.

Denise said...

Hi Lorrie,

I love the interesting shots of the barn in your mosaic! That mossy roof is really eye catching. I love fresh blackberries, but the blackberry patches here in the southern U.S. are known for having a snake or too, so I'm a little afraid to pick my own berries. :)

It looks like you had a beautiful day to be working at this farm. Thanks for your visit and kind comments, Lorrie; I hope you have a wonderful week!

Denise at Forest Manor

W. Latane Barton said...

Wow, Lorrie, those are great shots.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Those old boards would make some great textures...

Loving your barn shots.

Jen

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful photos! You captured the moss on the roof very well.

aimee said...

Hi, Lorrie!
I LOVE these photos--the gray, weathered wood against that sky is gorgeous!
LOL-yea we got that same old blackberry love-hate relationship here too:)
Blessings,
Aimee