Friday, August 22, 2008

From Illinois

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We went for a drive over in Illinois--this barn was one of my treasured finds. Though I really don't think I could find it again. There is just something about it that I really, really like. And I wish I could find it again. I would love to see it in the snow. I would also like to know if this was a cattle farm at one time; if you look at the weather vane you will see that it has a cow on top of it.
I don't think it was this barn, not even sure it was this day, but I think it was...I was out taking a picture and Roger told me to watch out for the dog. It was a huge Great Dane...and he would have gotten in the car with us. So far in my adventures I have only had friendly meetings with dogs. Last winter, I was out and didn't even think the house I was near was lived in. I was not paying attention and suddenly realized I had a dog at my side at which time I started talking to him only to have two or three more surround me and all were wanting to be petted.

Oh, this reminds me of one day at work a few years ago. For some reason I had to leave early. I went to get in my truck and there is this strange dog there...I spoke to it and went on. Soon as I opened my door, up in the truck he hopped! I went over to the other side to get him out....he jumped back behind the seats. (We had an extended cap with the little jump seats behind the seat.) I had to go get help to be able to get him out and keep him out till I could get in and leave. I always swear I am going to start carrying dog treats with me. One of our Fed Ex men carries treats with him for the dogs he meets on his rounds. I used to always carry some in the car when I worked cause I always took something to the dog out there...I had known him from a pup and always liked to spoil him a little.


Carletta said...

Another lovely barn! You have so many and I can't find enough that are still in one piece to photo. :)
These look like paintings.

Webradio said...

Bonjour !

Il sert à quoi cet hangar ???

Neal said...

You need a GPS to mark your stuff. :)

Mary said...

That is a really great barn! The color against the sky is wonderful and the cow weathervane is certainly unusual! How cool! Love the dog stories! LOL!

Old Wom Tigley said...

A beautiful Barn Rose... I was glad you like the pictures on my blog today... ?I have more as you requested tomorrow..

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photos! Love so much barn pictures!

Have a nice weekend!

dot said...

What a barn! Never see any thing like that around here.
One of our UPS man carries the treats for our dog. Most of them won't even stop but leave our packages next door. Bad dog we have!