Monday, November 19, 2012

‘My Barn’ for Barn Charm

I feel very nostalgic this week for more reasons than I can share so I decided to scan some old photos of ‘my barn’. This was my Dad’s place. I blogged a little about it yesterday if you want to look at that post HERE. My Dad’s gone now and I don’t own this old tobacco barn any longer but I have my memories…and a few old photos! And the barn still stands!

It’s hard to even know that there IS a barn when it is summertime.

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The mulberry tree is in bloom in this photo.

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And now a view of it in Autumn.

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To really see the barn…

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winter is best!

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(location…the mountains of Western NC near the TN border)

It’s not easy to look back sometimes.

It can be bittersweet.

I’m joining Barn Charm HERE !

Enjoy your week and Happy Thanksgiving

to my family and friends here in the US!

53 comments:

Debby said...

What a beautiful old barn and cabin (other post). Love the pictures in the snow. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. It is hard thinking of those loved ones that have passed.

Laurie said...

happy thanksgiving! What a beautiful spot and beautiful memories, I love that you have captured it in all the seasons,

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful, Diane. And I agree that it is sometimes painful to look back. Sad to see a time past, when you have so many memories of what was.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Those photos would look so pretty all together in one frame. What a happy memory.

Jane and Chris said...

Yes, so often looking back is bittersweet...we have to concentrate on the sweet.
Jane xx

cucki said...

What a beautiful old barn and cabin ..I love the snow so much... Have a Happy Thanksgiving...big hugs x

Susie said...

I love those pictures. You can have a good memory just looking at them. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours this week. xo, Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful photos! I know memories can be bittersweet for sure! Hugs, Linda

Dorothy said...

Your photos look like Postcards, especially the winter ones, It would make a beautiful Christmas card. And what wonderful memories.
Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!
~Dorothy~

Olive said...

The winter shot is gorgeous. My mama is from that area. Murphy, North Carolina. Really back in the deep mountains in a neighborhood called Hangingdog. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Olive

Pendleton Primitives said...

Beautiful!

It's me said...

Happy Thanksgiving ! darling...love Ria...xxx...

Sally said...

Love the last shot, so pretty. I think a lot of our memories can be bittersweet!

(hugs)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
What a beautiful place to hold close to your heart. Beautiful land and lovely photo's.
Wishing you and your family a joyful Thanksgiving.
Sending hugs, Elizabeth

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's beautiful Diane. I love the winter photos too. I hope it stands tall for many years to come.

Cheryl Kraynak said...

Very beautiful pics. Reminds me somehow of the movie "Cold Mountain"

Vee said...

What a wonderful old barn tucked into the hills like that and part of your heritage and memories. Yes, looking back can be bittersweet...we need to focus on the sweet and let the bitter roll away with the years. I'm glad that you shared this with us!

Deanna said...

I love all your images of your Dad's barn, especially those taken during the winter-time. Beautiful pics, beautiful hopefully beautiful memories!!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Well, I agree...the winter scene is best- and so pretty with the snow on the roof.

NanaDiana said...

What a dear old barn. It is sad, somehow, to see them ravaged by time, isn't it, because you know that one day your Dad stood proud and strong in that barn and looked around and thought, "What a good barn". xo Diana

Nell at njschout said...

Lovely photos in all the different seasons. Definitely an old barn!

Vintage Gal said...

These photos of the tobacco barn are just wonderful. Especially, the winter scenes. Oh my, these must evoke wonderful memories ;-)

Kaya said...

You found this beautiful barn in autumn and you came visit it later.

I even can't decide which images I like more. They are so beautiful and impressive.

Incredibly beautiful photographs and a very charming barn!!!

Danielle said...

Such beautiful photos. I didn't get a chance to go to Rainbow Springs...did you go?

Maple Lane said...

Such pretty photos of this special place. Holidays bring memories of our loved ones, for sure.
I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Great pictures. I loved seeing it in the different seasons. I am glad it's still there!

Sally in WA said...

I loved seeing it through the different seasons. I really enjoyed the winter scenes best. Guess I'm in the mood for snow. Have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Mari said...

It's a wonderful barn, and seeing it in all seasons is great!

Rose Hascall said...

Love the barn pictures. The one int the winter is really neat. There is an old barn in the field behind us, but not as neat as yours.

Chatty Crone said...

I bet you have a lot of memories about that place. You ought to tell us the history sometime. sandie

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautiful barn, and I'm so glad it's still standing! I loved seeing it in the different seasons.

Ivy and Elephants said...

That is one beautiful barn no matter what the season! What a great memory.
Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Patti

TexWisGirl said...

what a sweet old place. glad you have these photos!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, Oh I just love the barn of your father's. I know the memories are precious and it can be hard to reflect on the past, but those memories are yours and very special.
Love the winter pics.
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving my friend.
hugs, Celestina Marie

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos!!
Yes...sometimes it is hard to look back.
hugs,
Cindy

Katherine Wolak said...

That is a beautiful barn!!! I absolutely love it and it can be bittersweet, I get that. :) Lovely still!

Hugs,

Prims and Annies said...

I love old barns too...
Happy Thanksgiving
Maxie

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Each season has it's beauty, but winter is the best of all. Thanks for sharing your memories.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are wonderful shots of the beautiful old barn! I really love the last shot of it in the snow. And I really understand how memories can be bittersweet. As someone else said, just concentrate on the sweet.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Della said...

These are neat pictures, and I bet they do conjure up some great memories for you. This barn reminds me of one that was behind my papaws house in Kentucky. I like the summer picture the best! Even though the barn is mostly hidden by the tree, it's just a beautiful photo...and kind of mysterious.

pembrokeshire lass said...

What a lovely barn and wonderful to see it through the seasons! I imagine it must be really bitter sweet looking at it but thanks so much for sharing it with us. BTW i like all the photos but the snow one best of all. Joan

Kim K. said...

I'm feeling sentimental this Thanksgiving too. It's been a year of significant loss at our house. Your barn pictures...especially the snow covered one are simply magical. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

ImSoVintage said...

These are beautiful, my friend. This time of year always makes me feel nostalgic, too. I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

Hugs,
Laura

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i'm there with you ... the winter is my favorite. so 2nd would be autumn & spring. that flowering tree is gorgeous.

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. take care. ( :

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Bitter-sweet nostalgia, thinking of you.

Tanya said...

beautiful shots!

Pat said...

The winter shots are really gorgeous! Wonderful memories.

Jan n Jer said...

The last shot would be a perfect Christmas card...just lovely!

Leave It To Davis said...

You are fortunate that you have pictures to remember it by. My grandfather had a barn in back of his house, but they tore it down when I was 9. I remember when they did it because my dad dug a pit all the way to China to bury all the junk that they took out of the barn, then they burned it and we had a big weinie and marshmallow roast with all the kids in the neighborhood. I wish I had some pictures of it. Thanks for jarring a memory for me.

Jori said...

I bet that your father was wonderful! What a beautiful barn. I love old tobacco barns. Happy Thanksgiving!

Elaine said...

Love that winter shot!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello Diana,
I just love this post. Right now my hubby is in TN with his side of the family for Thanksgiving. I am with my side of the family at home. This is the first Thanksgiving since his Dad passed away and we thought it was important that he be there.

We lived in Knoxville for 13 years and the beautiful barn photos remind me of so many memories...long drives in the country and trips through the mountains of NC. It's all so spectacular...so peaceful...so serene!

Thank you for your with and without snow comparison. Ahhhh....Just amazing!
Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving.
Carolynn xo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lovin' your barn photos...you could put together a pretty barn coffee table book!