Monday, April 23, 2012

Kentucky Barns...Not Black


In my recent barn posts, I've been showing you a lot of black barns, similar to this first one, which are common here. However, black is certainly not the only color of choice.




This barn is located on one of our many horse farms.





And this is an old agricultural barn that has been spruced up a wee bit. It's akin to putting a Band-Aid on a gaping wound, but whatever works.




Linking to Barn Charm


44 comments:

Michael said...

wow, the second "barn" looks like a place I want to live...amazing. great pics

Nancy Claeys said...

I really like the black barns -- such a contrast to our usual red! Great shots.

Linda said...

The one thing I noticed when we spent time in Kentucky was the beautiful horse farms and their barns. They were so beautiful - both in design and in maintenance. Love those photos of that first one - and the other one has a quilt square - I love it! Great photos, Brian!

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

If the second one is the barn, what does the main house look like? Those are some lucky horses!

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Gorgeous shots! Don't really see black barns around here (Texas). Thanks for sharing these. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

really liked the first shot with the trees and tractor and green fields. nice place!

the 2nd one? huge WOW factor on the fencing, but the barn is so dang perfect! sheesh! must have welcome mats at the entrances to wipe off your muck boots. :)

the 3rd is absolutely, perfectly, weather-worn charming. the silo, too.

Kathy said...

Your second barn is party of a very fancy operation. Beautiful!

momto8 said...

love all the pics..and wonder about the lives behind them.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

All great pics, Brian! I like seeing the black barns. This one even has a John Deere tractor.
The second one is spectacular. Love it with the black fences.
And the third one is charming with the barn quilt.

Leenie said...

I liked them all but was fascinated by the beautiful design on the last barn. I'd heard of the Pennsylvania Dutch barns with hex signs or, "painted prayers," but it seems there is a whole culture of quilt barns as well. I've not seen anything like that on this side of the Rockies but they're probably out there. If nothing else such work is a great way to show and share art.

Amy Burzese said...

All beautiful in their own way. Seems to exemplify many classes.

Andrea said...

What is it about barns that we all seem to love. I can't resist whipping out my camera if I am driving country roads and pass a barn. Most of our barns are red or white or weathered gray. And, you are right, there is a charm about them. Maybe they are the monument to a fading agrarian society, when the small farmers were the hero's. Some of us can still remember those days ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Debbie said...

haha....nice barns and i kinda like the black, the whole it "pops" thing.

my favorite today is the bandaide barn, it's a beauty!!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

That last barn looks like an old tobacco barn ??

barbara l. hale said...

Nice barn shots! I love that white one. I wouldn't mind living there myself.

Marie said...

Love these barns! I like all of them for different reasons! That brightly colored quilt square on the weathered barn I think is my favorite, but I also have to say that the off-white one with the dark grey roof and dark grey fencing was very elegant!

Beth said...

great shots. love the quilt barn, old & very rustic. great views. (:

Jan n Jer said...

The horse farm barns/stable is gorgeous...lucky horses! I love the rustic one...something about all that weathered wood! Very nice shots!

Carletta said...

The horse barn with all its fencing is the epitomy of a horse barn. :) And that big old tree ups the charm.
The agricultural barn with the quilt square steals my heart!
Again this week - wonderful choices to share Brian! Makes me want to do my barn charming in Kentucky!
I hadn't read your profile until today. I hadn't known you were from West Virginia among other states. I'm wondering what part. I knew I liked you. :)

Mari said...

Wow! I like all three, but it's hard to compete with a beauty like the horse barn. Nice finds!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the variety you have in your area. It sure looks like horse country!

Ruta said...

That seond barn sure looks impressive but I think the third barn oozes charm!

Elaine said...

Nice selection of barns! I do like that weathered old quilt barn.

Tammy said...

I always find the variety of barns in your area so beautiful, even the one with the colorful band aide:)

shutterbuggbitten said...

That second barn is just amazing! We have a lot of barns in Iowa with the quilt pieces on them.

Rose said...

Love that quilt barn...and love them all really...but it really captures my attention.

Saun said...

Great barn pics! Love the silo, and that horse shot on your sidebar is just gorgeous.

Lighthousegal said...

I love seeing your photos. The barns are wonderful. There are so many in the area that I live. One I can see from my front porch.

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots. I love looking for barns with painted quilt squares.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love all of these! The second barn is just gorgeous and look at the fencing...wow! The oldies still have a special place in my heart, tho.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice barns Brian.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I like that first barn, but the black fences are pretty sharp looking too. I also like that quilt square on the last shot. Nice captures !

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I like them all but the barn quilt one caught my eye.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

They're all gorgeous, but I'm tellin ya, that 2nd one is outstanding... nice digs for the horses!

Thanks so much for joining =)

thirdhandart said...

A very nice variety of barns! Like them all. The weathered gray barn with the quilt square tugs at my heart though. Thank you Brian.

Charade said...

I'm intrigued by the barnless silo - and wondering if there is an advantage to black on a barn??

Betty Roan said...

I want to move in barn #2. ;)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

The white barn is gorgeous! The fence! BUT I love the old weathered barn with the quilt block! It looks like it might be being used. Nice barns Brian!

gtyyup said...

That first barn is lovely...but you can't beat the charm and character of the old barns (IMHO) ;~)

Great shots!!

Rita said...

Way behind on my blogs and catching up tonight. Love all the barns you posted today. But, have to admit that I have never seen a black one.

I especially like the photo of the silo. I keep trying to photograph one here that has the wire rim with no success so far. I pass it rather often and occasionally the wire circle will be covered with birds. That is the shot I want to get but by the time we pull off the road the birds take flight. I've shot the scene from the moving car several times and they are always blurred.

Carole said...

All of this weeks barns are great, but I want, that, cream, barn. Talk about barn envy. lol That is fabulous, and it looks huge! I could have all of the animals I want in that one. lol
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Anne Payne said...

I love the barn quilts! And your photography is so spectacular, I can see the texture of the wood! Thanks for sharing :)

Liz said...

Great barns, Brian! I love all these barns from your part of the world. Some are so fancy!!

Kevin Noel said...

Your farm is an excellent place for constructing barns, nurturing horses and horseback racing. It is spacious enough and can allow numerous horses to roam around. Its scenic view can make horseback riding more exciting and relaxing. I like the black barn in this picture; it created an aesthetic effect at the heart of a huge farm.
Kevin Noel