Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Barn Charm #72 & a Poem "Golden Surrender"


A typical barn I pass here in North Carolina.  I believe these tall, narrow barns once were tobacco barns.  If you look closely, you will see just how close some hug the road.  Across the street is a very nice subdivision, obviously it was once a farmer's field.  I have linked this to Barn Charm #72



The photo below is not a tobacco field, but I thought this made a nice touch of romance for "Valentine's Day".  This is not my husband, but my goodness, this makes farming look quite attractive!  My poem below was written for a poetry challenge for this... image.

Photo courtesy of Walter Parada for "One Stop Poetry"


Golden Surrender

Golden Wheat
Swooning from the heat
As do I
Surrender
To this farmer, my husband
In this sea of gold

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, May 22, 2011

21 comments:

Beth said...

the barn is great. love the type of wood. wow, i wasn't thinking i would see a picture like that ... thought it was going to be only a barn. ha. ha!! made me giggle. happy <3 day. (:

Kathy said...

Nice in black and white.

Tanya said...

love the textures on this barn and thanks for the eye candy lol

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha! golden wheat. yeah...

LOVE that barn! such cool cedar planking for siding!

izzy said...

Wow now I get the Valentine idea-
and 'Golden' crosses over all 3-
( Your husband being in the mix somewhere today!)

Donna said...

Beautiful and inspiring photos - all of them. Thank you!

Rebecca said...

I like how the texture of the wood is highlighted in the bw version.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous old barn! Love the photos.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Beautiful b&w image & I love the deep, dark wood! Awesome historic old barn

Thanks for joining this week's Barn Charm =)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photos of this barn, especially I like the first one.

Regards and best wishes

Genie said...

I agree with you that the barn was probably used for hanging tobacco back when it was grown all over the state. The barns are so nice and still in great condition. Nice fencing on wither side that adds a nice touch.genie

Nancy said...

Barn charm and Golden Surrender.....why Margaret you do have a way of combining elements.....hahahah

Being from NC as well, I think that is an old tobacco barn...We used to have lots of them where I grew up but not many left...I recently took a picture of one on the farm where my husband grew up because most of them are either falling down or have been torn down.....

Have a great day..

Keetha Broyles said...

I love the effect that weathering and warping have had on the exterior of that barn.

Third Hand Art said...

Love how the B&W photo brings out the texture of the barn, but all of the barn photos are beautiful!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love your photographs...the poem is great..golden wheat swooning from the heat..

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Love the barn! The texture of the wood is incredible. Great snaps!

Love that you visited my blog because it led me here and I find you like all things horse! A Friesian~YES! QH great too of course :)

Thank you for the Name/URL option to comment in your comment box!

zongrik said...

i love it. it= poem.
i love the photos too

Margaret said...

Thank you, everyone! V-Day was very nice as we went to the symphony and drinks afterwards. We should do that more often!...

Liz said...

Lovely barn & such a great close up of the timber & texture.

Fireblossom said...

Garsh. Who knows what lurks beneath bib overalls and a straw hat, sometimes! ;-)

Carole said...

What a fabulous barn!