Monday, July 19, 2010

Loving the Country Life

Have I ever told you that I love living in the country? I have been a country gal all my life and I just
can't imagine living in the city.

I love all the beautiful old barns that we have in
our area and yesterday we took a drive and I
photographed a few.

This setting of barns and old buildings was just amazing. I want to go back and get some better pictures when
I am by myself. Most of these were taken out of the
car window as hubby was beginning to be
*nervous nellie*
with the traffic. He gets that way...not me!
I just want pictures! LOL

I will say that these were on a very busy corner of a
highway so next time I will have to probably park
the car in someone's driveway and walk, but
I think it is worth it! I just love chippy old buildings!

No matter the angle of this setting...pure beauty.

I would love to live here. There was a house , but it was not close to the buildings, so we don't know if it was the owner or not.

The two photos below are how Queen Anne's Lace grows in our area! All along the roads, fields, etc. We literally saw fields that were full of it.

As much as I converse with sages and heroes,
they have very little of my love and admiration.
I long for rural and domestic scene, for the
warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
~John Adams

It is only in the country that we can get to know
a person or a book.
~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1945

Blessings and happy monday!


Anonymous said...

Those barns are truly beautiful structures. I wonder what they were used for????
Have a Wonderful Week!
Marilyn said...

lOVE your photos! I live in the woods in the country too and can not see myself happier any where else:)
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Julie Marie said...

Hello Sandi... oooh, how beautiful! I am a born and raised country girl! You need to sign up for the Barn Chicks party that I have posted on my blog! It's not until August 6th so you have plenty of time to photo more barns! I do not like big cities at all... and I love how the shabby chippy look fits right in with the way I love to decorate... to me the Country look and lifestyle will never go out of style! LOVE Queen Anne's Lace so much! xoxo Julie Marie

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I Love barns and Queen Anne's Lace! Living in Moscow has been hard. I long for the quiet of the country! Hopefully soon but not too soon! ♥

stefanie said...

oh, they are gorgeous!!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Monday to you!! I LOVE your photos!! You sure are making the most of your new camera!!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Loved this post Sandi... A country girl sees the beauty that others may pass by and never notice....

Irene said...

I'm so amazed at how you take pictures from a moving car. Do go back, those barns are great.

A Vintage Chic said...

I love living in the country, too...nothing quite like it! Your photos are beautiful, Sandi!


aimee said...

so peaceful. i love queen annes lace. ive grown it before. just moves so beautifully in the breeze.

Angela said...

How beautiful!!

Alison said...

Sandi what wonderful photos. Funny how the men get worried when we are trying to take photos and think that someone will set the police on us!!LOL

Crystal said...

I know what you mean about the country...I'm a country girl myself. I just love those barns....they just need an old white farmhouse in a field and it would be perfect!

Donna said...

Simple country scenes like that are the BEST!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Sandi ~
Those are wonderful old barns ! I love that the country life too ~ there is just something about it that nourishes the soul ~