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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

abandoned barn


"abandoned barn"
words & photo
(c) 2009 julie king


her old rafters groan as the wind blows thru the eaves. bits and pieces of her old self fall in shambles around her feet. in her mind's eye she is still young and beautiful, housing the master's fine stallions and serving as a playhouse for the younguns. many barns would feel resentment at this lack of respect and care after all the years of long service. but not this barn. she is content in her solitude, warmed by the sun and caressed by the cool evening breeze. her memories are her dearest companions these days. as the sun sets and shadows lengthen she settles in for another long and glorious night of abandonment.

20 comments:

  1. However did you get this barn to tell you its story? Every word rings so true, you've captured it so well...

    :-)

    (((hugs))),
    me

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  2. i was thinking about things that have been abandoned and their stories yesterday.

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  3. what perfect words...
    beautiful photo, too!

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  4. this is the kind of barn I love finding out in the fields of wisconsin....just fabulous....what a shot !

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  5. beautiful find - so sad and fading...but I would want to try and salvage some of that wood if I could

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  6. Beautiful shot with perfect words, I love old barns. Take care.

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  7. julie...love how the slates of the windows are still hanging on...nice capture!

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  8. I'm amazed she hasn't fallen down. Her roof sits so delicately on top of the unsupported walls. she is old yet still beautiful

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  9. Beautiful find and shot. I can only imagine how impressive this barn was when maintained!

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  10. I love this barn and her story! What a terrific find! There is a barn near me with similar windows in it, but in a slightly less state of disrepair. I've been meaning to take pictures of it...now I know I must hurry....

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  11. There's a story here.....well written and seen.
    I agree with Char about saving the wood...the story would live on....

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  12. ...a wonderful story to go with this beautiful falling down building...

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  13. Great shot -- and the story just makes it perfect. I love this post!

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  14. Oh, if we could only know all the "real" stories of the old buildings we pass by. Thanks for telling this barns story Julie!

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  15. thanks for all the sweet words, ladies!! i'm really loving the support and kindred spirits here!

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  16. This is such a wonderful image and your words are so perfect.

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  17. I love your description of this poor barn, one who had a life once and no one nurtured it. I love old barns, and really appreiciate those who work to preserve this part of our history. Poor barn. Sad:(

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  18. It looks like it's just utterly given up, poor old barn. Wonderful words.

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