Sunday, January 11, 2009

Farm in Gaylord

best red barn

“Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery quotes (French Pilot, Writer and Author of 'The Little Prince', 1900-1944)

34 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

That is so beautiful.
Patsy

wendy said...

Wow! What a gorgeous picture! You have really outdone yourself this time. I love the colors, that red against the white!

Tina said...

Shelley,
Love those barn reds against the whites of winter. A lovely scene, one that is usually an inspiration for a water color painting or better yet a quilt!! ;-)

Country Girl said...

I have just sighed heavily. I just wanted you to know that. I miss snow. I'm not complaining. I'm just statin' the facts, m'am.

Mildred said...

Shelley, This is extraordinarily beautiful. Thanks!

Shannon said...

I think I've driven by this barn before. It sure is a big pretty red barn. Great shot!

Shellmo said...

Bennie & Patsy -thank you!

Wendy - so glad you like it!

Tina - I thought their barn was such a beautiful shade of red - I had to pull over my car to snap a shot of it before driving by!

Country girl - I will be overnighting you a cooler filled with snowballs. :)

Mildred - thanks so much!

Shannon - it's on Wilkenson Road. They have the most beautiful property!

Ginger said...

That really is a gorgeous picture, would love to see the rest of their property. It looks like it should be in a magazine.

Naturegirl said...

I love Antoine de Saint-Exupery quotes..they touch me deeply. Your image is perfect to go with his words!A lovely image!
I always get a shocker when I see your header photo..the eagle downloads first and then BAM..you know what else!! EEK!!
Shelley I know you well enough to be this honest..hugs aNNa

Darla said...

Oh my stars, how beautiful is that barn with all of that snow around it? Picture perfect!

Cedar ... said...

That is a magnificent barn. My younger son who is a dairy farmer would love to have that on his property.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---that's the prettiest barn and snow picture I've seen. Thanks, Shelley.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sit A Spell said...

Great shots...also love the downy woodpecker! Where did you see the elk? We saw them in CO all the time!

Sit A Spell said...

OH...LOVED the barn shot for certain! Thanks for stopping.

basketsnprims said...

Beautiful picture, as always, and we have been by there. I just love those older barns. I wish I could take pics like you.

Pam

Deborah Godin said...

Wow-that picture is "picture perfect!" Bright and beautiful color!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

I think I drive by this farm everyday? Gaylord ay? I thought so. I posted a follow up comment for you. My Snowshoe Tuesdays are at aspen park 430 to 530 every tuesday starting the 20th. Bring some of your friends if you like, and it is free. O ya, and the temps...it was -1 up here in the pigeon this morning. burrrr, not excited about the rest of the week. stay warm. :D

Shellmo said...

Ginger - the place was amazing! I'll have to go back and shoot more photos as I was pressed for time on this day.

Anna - I promise - my header will change as soon I find that photo that speaks to me! But I am fascinated by the circle of nature. :)

Darla - thank you! I was ready to walk up to the barn to see if there were any animals for me to pet! They did have horses which I'll post later this week.

Cedar - sometimes I used to dream of owning a farm...

Betsy - thank you - glad you loved this big ole barn!

Sit a Spell - there is a free ranging herd in Vanderbilt and a fenced in herd in Gaylord. Beautiful to behold!

Pam - I'm glad you recognize this barn! This was the 1st time I had seen it and thought it must be the most beautiful barn in Otsego County!

Deborah - thank you! It looked like it had been freshly painted this past summer which was good for photo taking!

Nature Lovin - tks for the info on the snow shoeing! Usually we are just up here for the weekend but I am hoping to spend longer weeks up here!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Mmm... so pretty with the red! It's not very often that I see the reds here, very rare. This is really beautiful!
~Michele~
(Hugs)

Shellmo said...

Michele - thank you! They really keep their barn in good condition!

Dorothy said...

Shelley, THis is so beautiful! Looks like a Christmas card!

Leedra said...

A beautiful setting. The red barn with the evergreens look so good with the snow surrounding it.

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Shellmo said...

Dorothy - thank you! The whole farm property looks like a christmas card!

spookydragonfly said...

I just love barns, I don't know what it is. We have many dotted along our country roads, no matter how old they are...I still love them. Great capture!!

Aleta said...

Oh what a lovely barn! The contrast of the snow against the red, and with the green pines, makes it so picturesque!

Melissa Weisbard said...

This photo is so beautiful! It is so wintery.

Ms. Hays said...

That red is sooo gorgeous next to that snow white snow!!! LoL!!! So beautiful!!!

Knatolee said...

What a beautiful barn! I love barns. :) Our barn is nowhere near as pretty.

Melissa Weisbard said...

TAG! YOU'RE IT! but ONLY if you want to play. No pressure. I tagged you in a game. You can see the rules at my blog. It is really easy to do and it's fun reading what everyone posted and seeing their photos. Thanks!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

I wanted to let you know about the blog shutting down in an email but I couldn't find one... please, if you would like, there's the new one... I just wanted you to know...
((Hugs))
~Michele~

joey said...

Stunning photo with great contrast! Loving this beautiful piece of earth, my Michigan heart stands with yours :)

Mona at Cabin and Camp said...

I absolutely LOVE this picture. It needs to be in a calendar somewhere, or on the cover of a magazine.
Mona

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful picture. I want to live there :>)

Natural Moments said...

Love the barn and especially in contrast to the blanketing snow.