Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mid February

 Barn and chicken coop

Still winter here. The only noticeable sign of spring is the daylight hours that are becoming longer. That's a major plus as far as I'm concerned.

Some of you may recognize this barn and chicken coop as I have photographed them many times and posted them more than once. I like the weathered boards, the barn's stone foundation, the missing doors and boards on both, the chicken coop out in front facing the road and, this week, the snow on the roofs.

 Snow on fence and spruce trees

 Snow caught in pine needles

Somebody's home

I'm not sure who lives here but whoever it is wanted a bigger entrance way and is willing to do the reno.

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54 comments:

Andy said...

I like your winter scenes. This one has been a real cold one.

Margaret Adamson said...

Your winter snow scenes are gorgeous and I love the close up of the Pine needles.

Gill - That British Woman said...

Maybe a squirrel wanted a new home? Great shots as always.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous scenes, I love the bar, snow covered trees and the birdhouse shot..Have a happy Sunday!

Kate said...

Barns make great images in any season. These are great seasonal photos.

Mersad said...

Your images are great. I love to observe how winter develops in various parts of the world. The barn is really neat!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that old barn! It's a beauty with it's weathered wood and stone foundation. I think a squirrel probably chewed that birdhouse doorway wider. It's hard to believe it's mid-February already.

Montanagirl said...

I really like your snowy photos. I think the old barn is my favorite!

TexWisGirl said...

i like that modified doorway. :) sweet barn and coop. lovely snow scenes.

Mary Hone said...

Great looking old barn. And that bird house is super cute.

Aimeecakes said...

Lovely winter scenes, I love the super cute birdhouse

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

A beautiful set of photos. We are so buried in white. About 40cm on the ground.

Kathy said...

I think it's an outstanding barn. It just exudes character.

Terri B said...

Nice shots in the snow! I wonder what bird did that? No snow here, but an ice storm is reportedly on the way.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Olá, Luz fica até a primavera chegar e voltar a ir embora, as fotos são o máximo, são uma beleza.
AG

Linda W. said...

I like the birdhouse photo. Yes, it looks like your birds are doing a little remodeling! :)

John's Island said...

Hi EG CG, I am wishing you some spring weather. Still enjoying your winter photography though! John

RedPat said...

Lovely scenes, EG! Too cold to wander today no matter how long it is daylight! BRRR!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! It's the same here- more daylight noticeable now, but very cold.

Anvilcloud said...

Love that barn, and the birdhouse reno is too funny.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures as always! Such a great old barn!! That bird house is indeed so funny! I love it!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend and that you have a great new week -- camera in hand, of course!!

Donna said...

I agree the long hours of daylight are the only redeeming qualities of winter right now with all the snow and 30 below zero wind chills.

Taken For Granted said...

Great winter shots. Looks calm and quiet in your shots. The barn and chicken coop look unused. Love the green pine needles with snow.

Stephanie said...

Lovely winter scenes!

Malyss said...

Beautiful winter mood . I know it must be hard for you , but winter makes so beautiful pictures !

Karen S. said...

Do you want to know one of the main reasons I like opening your posts? Because so many times, while I sit here feeling all spent and sorry for myself, that my winter is getting to me, and then you present for us, lovely photos, from a wonderful-winter-wonderland.

Randy said...

Beautiful barn shot.

Halcyon said...

I heard it's been VERY cold there. Hope you are staying safe and warm. Love these beautiful winter scenes.

orvokki said...

Nice home for bird, it looks a new model :)
I like your winter photos. We have unusual winter, not so much snow as usually, and not so cold.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh I like the snow and pine needles photo.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Beautiful winter scenes, I love them. By now I don't want any winter anymore for myself, but looking at yours is just fine :)

Have a fine time
【ツ】Knipsa

cieldequimper said...

I've been looking for a home just like that!

VP said...

Lovely winter scenes, my favorite is the last one!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I did recognize the barn and coop; it looks even more abandoned in the middle of all that winter. All your pictures are lovely though.

Rose said...

I love all these, EG. I always love barns with stone foundations...but I love 'Somebody's home,' too.

bettyl-NZ said...

Gosh, how gorgeous, even if it is a bit cold!

slim said...

Great winter series.

Kay said...

Great scenes though you have my sympathy about your l-o-n-g winter. I can see why you return to this barn.
I've been tracking sunrise and sunset times since the solstice. It's not dark here now until close to 6 p.m. It feels like we're finally getting some days of decent length again.

Felicia said...

beautiful images. the fence and barn are my favorites.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

These are some stunning winter views. The birdhouse has a lot of character.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The barn is just lovely.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A woodpecker EG? Wonderful winter images.

kelley jensen said...

It's so pretty in your neck of the woods. We are headed into an early spring. We've had temps in the 60's. That's so unusual for this time of year.

maryaustria said...

Such beautiful wintery shots! Wonderful!

maryaustria said...

Such beautiful wintery shots! Wonderful!

Judy said...

Wonderful photos! I loving the chicken coop, we do see a few of those around here not being used anymore.

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely Winter scenes!
I do appreciate the lengthening days as well.

Leora said...

I like longer daylight, too. Love the snow bits on the green pine needles.

Rambling Woods said...

Yes...longer days and some sunshine goes a long way to making me smile. I love old barns and wonder of their stories.. Hmmm..I am wondering what was trying to get into that nesting box. It is cold and it would be warmer in there...Michelle

Jack said...

This barn is such a draw to a photographer's eye, isn't it?

Amy at love made my home said...

I would guess a squirrel looking for a new home, and with such a beautiful view, who could blame him!! xx

Carver said...

Beautiful winter scenes. I had small nesting boxes that woodpeckers enlarged but they weren't big enough for them. Next we put up larger ones for woodpeckers which the squirrels enlarged and took over. Prime real estate being taking over.

Laura said...

Lovely winter views Tina:-)

Marion K said...

Great Photos!

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