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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Daviess County, MO Barn   2 comments


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Old barns are one of my favorite things to take photographs of. They are what made America great—albeit the farmers had something to do with it. While this barn is still in use, there are so many relics that have fallen into disrepair and many have fallen to the ground. This particular barn is in Daviess County, Missour,

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You’re welcome to visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can register for free and upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other farm-related items. There are currently 501 members and over 3,000 photographs and growing. If you love barns, you’ll love this website!

Posted October 29, 2016 by Cris in Americana, Barns, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Uncategorized

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops   35 comments


Oops can take many forms. We’re going to skip the embarrassing ones for now. Enjoy these.

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You’re welcome to visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can register for free and upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other related items. There are currently 305 members and 1,773 photographs. If you like barns, you’ll love this!

Collapsed barn

Oops

Wrong End of Chicken

Ouch

Posted December 12, 2015 by Cris in Americana, Barns, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remembering, Skeletons

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Muse of Barns   5 comments


Old barns are my first love. I always keep running back to them, although it’s getting harder and harder to find new ones in my immediate area. And it’s not like I can just hop over a barbed wire fence to go onto the property to get different views of them. I’ve already had a truck-load of rednecks (no offense to rednecks) chase me down the street because I was perfectly legally taking photos of a barn from the street apparently belonging to them. No shotgun so far, but I’m not going to press the issue.

The first barn below is one I took a couple of years ago, maybe, followed by two that I took earlier this year after a very powerful flat wind came charging through the neighborhood last summer. These are followed by two photos of a rather neglected old barn somewhere south of Blanchard, Iowa, just into Missouri.

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Pre-flat wind barn

Pre-flat wind barn

There wasn't anything at left of the barn after it was visited by a very powerful flat wind, I believe, last year.

There wasn’t anything at left of the barn after it was visited by a very powerful flat wind, I believe, last year.

Take 2

Take 2

South side

South side

North side

North side

Posted June 28, 2015 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (Flowers)   41 comments


This is the home of my dear friends in rural Iowa. In their 90s, and not getting around like they used to, yet they’re always bright with sunny dispositions. In keeping with this, they welcome their mailman with bright and sunny flowers (mailbox off screen to the left).

Comments are welcome.

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Posted April 18, 2014 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned-2   10 comments


Coming home from Iowa recently, I passed a whole string of old, abandoned farm implements and buildings. Here are just a few.

Comments are welcome.

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Here’s what it really looks like.

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Here’s another view.

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Posted March 4, 2014 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned   38 comments


Living out in the boonies like I do, there’s never a shortage of abandoned stuff lying around. Here is just a small sample.

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Old farm house and a flickr update   28 comments


This is an old what looks to me to be a farm house, although it’s an oddly shaped one—perfectly square. I could, of course, be wrong, not having gone inside it. I don’t tend to climb over barbed wire fences. They’re up there for some reason, and I’m not willing to tangle with them in order to find out why. I’d just as soon not wind up with a load of buckshot in my rear or worse places.

While I’m on the subject of old farm houses, I just remembered that I have a flickr photostream called Barns! Barns! Barns! I haven’t been there since somewhere around last July or August. I had basically forgotten about it.

It’s a site where people can upload their own photographs of old barns and farm houses, as well as anything else old farm-related. At the time I was last there, I think there were two or three members and about six photographs, three of them mine.

I decided it was time I uploaded some more old barns, but when I got there, I was amazed that there are now 16 members and 92 photographs of old barns and farm houses! Only nine of the photographs are mine, including the three I just uploaded.

Anyone who loves old barns and old farm houses are welcome to come over and have a look. There are some nice ones there. I’m definitely going to have to go back there more often.

Here is the link to Barns! Barns! Barns! in flickr. So, here it is:

Another Lonely Barn
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Posted February 1, 2014 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Neglected old farm house   15 comments


I pass by this old neglected farmhouse quite often. I can only imagine what it looked like in its heyday. It must have been a beautiful home with lots of room.

It pains me to see such ruination, but I still see the once-good in it. So I photograph it.

It may be that this will be the last photograph that is taken of it before it collapses, torn down or is razed. But I and the world will still know of it.

Please enjoy it. Comments are welcome. So are likes. Heehee.

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Posted January 24, 2014 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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B . . . Is For Barn   23 comments


Lonely and forlorn am I,
No longer used I am,
Empty except for mice
And other little critters;
But still I stand proud.

Though somewhat less
Than once I was,
Still reaching skyward,
Ready to receive
The hay in my loft
That will never come;
But still I stand proud.

Left alone and abandoned,
Still I understand
That time goes on
And so do people,
Yet I must stay;
But still I stand proud.

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Posted January 14, 2014 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Remember

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Alone in Majesty   15 comments


The view from the top is always the best, even in the animal kingdom. Goats will climb on a two-foot stump to get a better view. Children will climb for the shear joy of climbing. And how many of us have ever climbed to the top of a hill or mountain and marveled at the beauty of our surroundings? This chicken is obviously enjoying her aloneness as she surveys her surroundings.

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Posted December 10, 2013 by Cris in Americana, Cris Coleman, Missouri, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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