Monday, August 2, 2010

My World

For all of Ohio's history, farming has been a major component of the state's economy. Therefore, the countryside is dotted with barns. Here are a few of my favorites. This barn is close to my home and I see it most every day. That old piece of equipment is always out front.For the bicentennial year, a barn in each of the counties was painted with this logo, my header shot is one of the bicentennial barns also.
Ohio has many barns with split rail fences such as this one.
I am always looking for a red barn to photograph, although most of the barns in Ohio are white.
This is a larger view of the previous barn.
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23 comments:

Linnea W said...

Your collection of shots is wonderful. These barns are so picturesque. It would be fun to document how they change through the seasons. I'm glad to see that there are still barns left in your world!

Carolyn Ford said...

I visit Illinois every so often...to visit my husband's family. We always take drives out in the farm country to admire the old barns, working and otherwise...barns and cornfields are the best! They definitely represent the heart-beat of America!

Sylvia K said...

I love all your photos, they could be framed! What a marvelous, peaceful, colorful world you have, Carol! Like stepping back in another time period when life was simpler! Terrific post for the day!

Sylvia

Lucka said...

Exactly. I agree with Sylvia K. Great shots!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the farms from the country side.

Dani said...

very beautiful captures. Thank you for this great post. I really enjoyed it.

EG Wow said...

I love all the barns! It's my kind of place. :)

noel said...

aloha

a very interesting photos to share with us today, i enjoyed seeing alot of these older barns too

my world in posted on my plantfanatic blog today :)

Gallery Juana said...

I rarely get to see such traditional barns in California.
Your photos are how I picture the the farm lands out by you.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Very nice serie, wonderful colors

Regards, Bram

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Steve and Donna said...

wow- I love barns- esp. red ones. I always take pictures when we go on trips and my Dad loves to paint them. Thanks for sharing- also love cows!

Photo Cache said...

beautiful scenes. i love barns, thanks for sharing.

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Barb said...

I like the way you composed these shots, Carol. (And - I LOVE old barns.)

Carver said...

What a great collection of barns. I love barns of all types and I enjoyed seeing the ones you photographed in Ohio.

Smita Tewari said...

great pix! I wish I could click
I simply love barns- so fortunate to be living near some!like you! keep it up!

Deb said...

Carol your barns are beautiful...

Stacey Dawn said...

Stunning images...

Titania said...

The pictures of the country site are very pretty. The red colour of the barn looks like the red houses in Sweden it is the same tint. I like very much the third photo. Such a beautiful, peaceful setting. Summer is so wonderful with the green, green grass of home!

jabblog said...

If you hadn't mentioned that most of the barns in Ohio are white I would have continued to think, erroneously, that they were usually red. The power of the photographer, you see ;-)
Lovely sequence!

Luna Miranda said...

the 3rd photo is stunning--great composition! the red barn is beautiful.

Kathy said...

Love the Midwestern barns. Texans aren't known for having beautiful barns. But since I love rust, I got see a lot of rusty barns and rusty farm equipment on my recent trip. Do you happen to know what kind of farm equipment you've shown here?

Janie said...

I love seeing a big barn out in the countryside. They're symbolic of pastoral peace to me.
Love you photos.

Mary said...

Ohio has lots of beautiful barns. I have taken a lot of photos of the Quilt Barns around Urbana and in the southern part of the state. I really love seeing them and any nice old barns.