When my husband and I drove 3,700 miles West to Colorado and then back East to Brooklyn, New York on Interstate 80 a couple of weeks ago (see more about the trip on this post), we passed quite a bit of scenic beauty along the way. We went on this trip to bring my daughter's bridal shower gifts out to her, many of which were special order items or one of a kind handcrafted items that we knew would be expensive to mail. Except for two stops along the way to sleep, we did the trip in two and a half days each way. One of my favorite things I tried to take a photo of, as we past many farms in the beautiful heartland of America, were barns. Luckily, my Nikon D 60 camera has a fast shutter, as we were often whizzing by these roadside farms anywhere from 65 to 85 miles per hour! Some photos were "winners," like this wonderful white Ohio bicentennial design barn above.
Other photos were "losers," like this interesting decaying barn that is partially blocked by a car in the lane next to us. However, all in all, I captured quite a few amazing barn shots from my passenger side car window that I'd love to share today.
First is this selection of classic red painted barns. I thought this would be the predominate barn color until.....
.....I saw how they were greatly outnumbered by barns that were painted white!
The most interesting barns were those that were faded or unpainted, bare weathered wood. I wish I knew how old each one was, and the history behind them.
I even saw a new barn being constructed which made me happy. It was good to see rebirth instead old abandonment.
Taking photos of as many barns as I could helped to make our cross country trip more enjoyable......
.....and certainly broke up the monotony of blank, flat prairie lands and acres and acres and acres of corn fields that we saw in many states.
I'm linking this post to the following blog events:
Barn Charms Monday
Our World Tuesday
Ruby Tuesday 2