Archive for the ‘trees’ Tag

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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You’re welcome to come visit my Barns! Barns! Barns! photostream in flickr where you can upload your own photos of old barns, farm houses and other related items.

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

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

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BIG Splash of Color   6 comments


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Here’s the last bit of color before the fall storms came in, blowing much of the leaves off the trees.

In the past thirty-eight years I’ve lived in Utah, SW Iowa and NW Missouri, this is the first time all the fall colors came together. It was awesome.

Spring is still my favorite season for two reasons:
1. Winter has ended; and
2. New life is evident everywhere, and not only in nature. I think people tend to come out of hibernation as well.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun (Peek-a-Boo)   6 comments


It’s a little late, but here we go!

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Posted April 28, 2012 by Cris in Fantasy, Missouri, Mystery, Photography, Photos, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter Snow   4 comments


Normally, I don't like to take snow photos . . . namely, because I really hate the snow. It's cold, inconvenient, slippery when wet, ad infinitum. Still, the interplay of light, shadow and snow on the north sides of the trees, plus its vertical-ness, was just too much to pass up.

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Posted December 31, 2011 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Pictures

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