Monday, April 2, 2012

B is For – Oh Man, I Can’t Make Up My Mind…

The title says it all, at times I have trouble making up my mind or choosing just one, so with that said and done:

B is for Bucket List and Barns.

Did you see the movie “Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? I thought it was a good funny movie. I love movies that will make you laugh, but more importantly I love movies that make you start thinking, and Bucket List did just that. I started thinking that being over 50, half my life is already gone, and there were things I still wanted to accomplish. So, yes I have a bucket list, not a lot on it but a few things. Here it is: I want to try my hand at painting, oil painting on canvas. I would like to try my hand at writing a book one of these days. I would like to do some more traveling and see: The Grand Old Opry and Nashville; Drive along the coastline from Washington to California; See the East Coast, and the lighthouses; See New York City, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; Go into Canada; Do some genealogy research in Virginia; Spend some time at the Family Research Center in SLC, Utah; These are just a few things that are on top of my list, but I do also want to see my grandkids marry and have kids of their own.

Now for the 2nd part of this post – Barns are a passion of mine. I have a gazillion pictures of barns, I have often teased that one of these days I am going to publish a book on barns. My hubby is so funny he now know if we are driving down the road and I yell STOP, it is not an emergency, 95% of the time I seen a barn I want to take a picture of. Barns have always intrigued me. In my early years we lived on a farm that had a barn and I have fond memories there. To me a barn has character, most are different, and if they could only talk, the stories they could tell. Here are a few of my favorites:

Between Hector and Appleton Arkansas

Close to Boxley Arkansas

Greene County Missouri

Springfield MO

Greene County MO
Greene County MO

Willard MO

Greene County MO
Greene County MO - This one has been torn down.  Sad!
North of Kansas City MO
Iowa - On the National Register
 As you can see I have a thing for barns. 

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until next time...nel

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  1. I love the barn shots! These must inspire some great writing. Great post. New follower too!

  2. There's nothing I love more when visiting other blogs via the A-Z challenge than to discover something I have in common with the author. I too love barns. It's very hard for me to resist, much to my husband's shagrin, to not pull over to the side of the road and take a picture when I see an unique or half fallen down barn. It's like they have this great story to tell and I want to know all about it.

    Stopping in via the A-Z blogging challenge.

    Bev @ Blue Velvet Vincent

  3. That round barn was interesting. I know, there is just something about barns for me too!

  4. Oh, Nel! You may have to come visit me in VA to do your research and snap pics of more barns. You can start with my 3, although they aren't quite as exquisite as the ones you posted! :)

    Bucket List...I may have to watch the move and start a list.

  5. How about a coffee table book of barns? Then you could also check something off your bucket list : ) Glad to see you in the should be fun!

  6. Barns--they each have their story to tell.

    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z