Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

And then there were barns


Just last week I was heading up to Michigan’s thumb to attempt an astrological photo shoot. As you read, it didn’t exactly go as planned. But I did get this:

The last shot in a fun photo shoot.

So I’m happy. But I also can’t wait to try it again! The end of the month will be more moonless nights…if I can get the weather to cooperate maybe I can get an even better image. Maybe one with the whole Milky Way in the frame!

But until then there are always barns.

The cow caught my attention. Yes, it’s a real cow. I wasn’t certain at first.

On the way home from my starlit night I took my time, wandering around big farm blocks, teased by wide open vistas filled with barns.

Just a plain grey barn is beautiful too.

There are so many beautiful barns in the thumb!

I’ve shown you this one before, but it’s so cool, it deserves another showing.

It seemed like I’d see one across a huge field, get there, and then see more on the far side of another field!

This is the sweetest little barn.

I wasn’t too sure where I was during most of my barn hunting, but it didn’t really matter — how lost can you get in a thumb?

Classic red always works.

But it wasn’t just barns that I found fascinating. I loved the big expanses of fields, and the tree lines in the distance too.

The pops of white birch and the bit of yellow made this a must take shot.

And there was this guy who moved a wing and caught my eye while I was focusing on a barn over his left shoulder.

He stared at me, decided I was no threat and went back to surveying for food.

What barn was I focused on? Well, these two:

A two-fer.

But there were so many to choose from.

One of my favorites from the morning.

I could have driven around looking at them all day. It was almost as fun, in a different way, as shooting at night out under the stars.

Classic lines.


Not a barn. But still very cool.

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.

32 thoughts on “And then there were barns

  1. Love Barns!! I am sad though because they are decreasing so I take as many pictures of old barns. The night sky with dawn approaching is fabulous!!! Enjoy spring


  2. That last house looks like it should be a scary movie set! I do love the sky picture, and the classic red-and-white barn might be my favorite. The others are interesting, but the red one looks functional. And is that an owl?? I LOVE owls — so mysterious and intelligent-looking!


  3. Gosh Dawn!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


  4. Gorgeous night sky photo. And always live the barns!!


  5. What Laurie said.


  6. Very cool, that old house! And what kind of little owl was that. Oh, yeah. Barns, too. 🙂


  7. So, were the Adams at home when you found their house? lol, it is a cool house. Barns are cool and I do really like that Milky Way shot. But, still, the owl is my favorite…


  8. I like your night image. Looking forward to your next foray into the night. But of course… barns! hurray!


  9. Always love the barn shots!


  10. That photo of the line of white birch trees was beautiful … but then I looked closer and saw the land in the distance across the water. Took my breath away. But then … the barns, sigh. You ARE the barn queen after all. 🙂 Cool scary house.


  11. I love the barns and that house is way cool. I love to take photos of barns and you found some great ones!


  12. Is that a pigeon on that barn? And were you near Pigeon when you took the photo? Always love a good Thumb barn blog!


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