Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Goodnight Moon

This barn is about twenty minutes from our house. It has looked like this for many years, and is in good shape considering how old it is. It always seems unused and deserted. There is something called "Pumpkin House" directly across the road from it, but that no longer functions either. My theory is that it was used as an autumn storehouse for the fall harvest, maybe for pumpkins. But for now, all you would hear is the sound of the wind blowing through it...


"God made the earth by His power;
he founded the world by his wisdom
and stretched out the heavens by his understanding...
He sends lightening with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses."

36 comments:

Lucy aka Roeann said...

I love it!

SquirrelQueen said...

I really like the design someone painted on the side of the building. It's kind of sad that it's no longer in use. I imagine at one time it was a very busy place each fall.

reanaclaire said...

Halloween is around the corner, right? pumpkins will be very popular then.. i have yet to experience a Halloween night! :)

Cindy of PEI said...

I love old barns and usually take pictures of as many as I can. I like your idea of what the bard was used for and most likely it was. I find a lot of places especially this year have closed up. We have what is called here pumpkin days, each year it has always been in the same spot, everyone tries to grow the largest pumpkin, the kids have games to play, fun stuff.

Lady Jane said...

I love old barns also. And this one sure has character!!! Hope you and your family are doing well. Hugs, LJ

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

...and I can IMAGINE the winds whistling through the rafters!!

Neat graffiti if you ask me.

Sharon said...

I wonder if they kept the hay-ride in there? The sign seems to be holding up better than the buildings. Cool!

LC said...

Seems like there is an untold story there. How great that one day we will learn the "rest of the story" of life at the Master's feet!

Sandra said...

i love it. and your header WOW. i have often wondered when i see murals like this how they do it so big. i can somewhat understand painting on a canvas, but this big and so perfect. thanks for finding it and sharing it.
Happy October Love you sister mine

George said...

Someone put a lot of work into something that is now abandoned. That is a very pretty mural on the side of the barn. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Love seeing old barns with paintings on the tops and sides. If the walls could talk...

Remington said...

I love to see things like that! They make me smile!

DawnTreader said...

Wonderful! For me it brings to mind Linus in the 'Peanuts' comic strips, waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh how does it stay so nice if no one comes and repaints or takes care of it. I love it. sandie

From the Kitchen said...

That's one that I've missed driving around your area. I would have remembered for sure.

Best,
Bonnie

Stephanie V said...

We had a house in our neighborhood that had a big fancy sun painted on the side wall. It was there for years and my kids - me too - loved it. Then one day, the house was sold and the sun was painted over. I can still see the shadow, though.

Velvet Over Steel said...

I love it when people paint seens like these on their old barns (or have done)! Reminds me of some farms back home. :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh how cute. Wonder if the person who painted it is still around?

Shug said...

Oh Ginny...I love this old barn and I love your title...
Precious! This is the kind of thing my heart adores..
Blessings.
shug

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, At least the owners have made the old buildings attractive through the use of seasonal art. Good for them! I like the verse with todays post. You always choose interesting and appropriate verses or poems or captions to go with your posts. Wonderful writing. Have a great evening and a good day tomorrow!

Lynn said...

Love that! Cannot belive it is no longer used. When I was was working we did travel neat places on my vacation time. Last year we took my dream trip of 2 month just traveling around the US. As far N as into Michigan and West as Iowa and all the states around that area. This trip is much smaller. I am a Yankee girl born in Sept. Foliage season is everything to me and I so want to feel the cool air and see some foliage. I love road trips anywhere. We do go to New Orleans in Feb just before Mardi Gras for a couple nights. But now that I am retired, that both of us, the big trips are most likely over. Thank you for asking. Thank you for praying for my friend. We go back to living on the same street during childhood and being best friends through school. Very hard. Blessings,
Lynn

From the Kitchen said...

I was telling my sister about that barn and she knows where it is--on Rt 11? On the way to the Dayton Farmer's Market?

Best,
Bonnie

LV said...

I love old barns and houses. I am sure this has had its day in the past to be decorated like this.

Ann said...

May be you can ask the owner if you can host a barn dance. It will be fun for Ann-Marie.

Ann said...

what a great looking barn. I imagine some very fun events taking place there in past years.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Ginny, Someone really did a great job when they painted that barn... Maybe it was part of a Halloween Festival at one time... Love it!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is a perfect barn for Fall

Joanne said...

ooooo at night that must sound scary!
Blessings, Joanne

Regina said...

Oh goodness..just the sound of the wind! You certainly have a way of spotting the most intriguing images! That is cool and I can't really believe this is October already! I still have the fan on (ha ha) low speed, but it is only slightly cooler in the early mornings

kanak7 said...

Such a cute post! I love the designs on the walls.

S. Etole said...

What a clever autumn wall.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is sad to see farm buildings abandoned and go unused, but the design on this barn is very cute.

Lew said...

A moon on a country building usually signifies a different kind of structure!

Lew said...

A moon on a country building usually signifies a different kind of structure!

littlethingsoflife said...

What fun photos! Think how many smiles this barn has brought to travelers passing by! :) Thanks for sharing.

Ginny, your Oct. 7th header photo of the huge golden trees is STUNNING!!

Rose said...

Oh, I love these. I love seeing barns painted with images!