Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

There were barns


I started my trip ‘up north’ under slate grey, flat and uninteresting skies. Kind of sad actually, especially since I was going north to attend a photography workshop. November has arrived and we’re headed straight into winter.

But at a rest stop, about halfway to my destination the skies changed. To my west was sunshine and light clouds. To my east the dark sky remained. I was in farm country, and the barns and fields were glowing in the sunshine, still set against the dark skies.

I argued with myself. I have enough photos of barns. There are never enough photos of barns. I can take my time on my drive home Sunday, and there will be pretty things then. There’s no reason to rush today and the light will never ever be the same again.

I was hungry, my stomach growling and I had considered stopping at the next exit to look for food. But there was this barn just the other way up the road.

Guess you know which way I turned.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

18 thoughts on “There were barns

  1. You’re right, you can never have too many pictures of barns! And can i be honest? It’s been so long since I’ve seen a barn! There were none in the part of Arizona where i lived, and here in ABQ, nope. none here either. Maybe in Santa Fe? So I thank you for your pictures of barns and the fields surrounding them. 🙂


  2. You are so right! You can never take enough photos of barns…and this one is beautiful. I have not taken photos of barns (or churches) on our journey but always intend to.

    Looking forward to seeing the products of your workshop.


  3. How could you be expected to resist the call of the/a/any barn? It’s good to follow your heart, and then share the lovely results with us.


  4. We don’t have many, if any, barns around here, so I love seeing your barn photos.


  5. I love taking (and seeing) pictures of barns. Old. New. Falling down. There’s an area in the county near my sister’s house in Wisconsin where there are tons of barn quilts. There’s apparently a “barn quilt trail” that I’m going to take one day. When we’re not pulling a trailer or else when I make the trip over the lake on my own. Thanks for sharing your barns, and I’m looking forward to hearing about your photography workshop.


  6. Never enough photos of barns! These are lovely, and the lighting is practically perfect!


  7. I love your choices and am glad you took the time to photograph those barns.


  8. such a beautiful landscape before you Dawn. There is freedom in hitting the road and fining the beauty and stillness I would think


  9. The first barn is utterly gorgeous.


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