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Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Very Smokey "Big Spring" ~ Part II

 Here is Part II of my photos from Big Spring here in Rockbridge County. I hope you enjoy them. All the skies which are gray are caused by the forest fire very close to our house. IF you are curious to see the pictures from the first installment here is the link:

http://climbingthedigitalmountain.blogspot.com/2012/04/big-spring-rockbridge-county-virginia.html




These three  all shots of the old building where they brought the cows before sending them off to the slaughter houses. The original signs are still hanging.


 This is the small old barn across the Big Spring lake.

I love the fact they the owners who built this new barn put an old timey porch swing on the front.

They are LOTS of wood still cut and ready to burn, but we did have a cool winter this year.

Another side view of the new barn.

This was taken across the road from the new barn. The sky and the building are beautiful. You can see the old homeplace in the distance. It was taken on a different day from the others.This is the one shot of the whole batch that shows a gorgeous sky. The other are consumed with the smoke from our mountain forest fire which came way tooooo close to out house. The Rich Hole Fire is still only 30 %under control. My post before this one tells a bit about the 5 different fires. 

 This is a better shot than the one in my post last week. It shows how the lake wraps around the back of the house. Look closely and you will see their chairs overlooking the water and cows grazing on the other side. The interstate (I-64) that had to close during the fires earlier this week is in the background.


 I went back with Eloise to get this shot of the house. It is much prettier here than last week’s  picture. It is one heavenly place to live.

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29 comments:

  1. that is one handsome barn. :)

    i hope the fires will be under control soon, dear...

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  2. What a pretty place! Love the old signs and that barn is a beauty!

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  3. HI GENIE!! Thanks so much for stopping by. It is so fun to see all of my blogging friends.... still here. I especially love this shot of the flower and what gorgeous processing! Have a great day!

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  4. Morning Genie - Glad to see you up n aboot - so you must be feeling better.
    Beautiful photos and lovely skies. I truly love this shot of your house - it is quite magical. Lucky you
    Can you imagine cattle @ $1.00 each - I like the thought :)
    Nice shot of the Geese

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  5. great views. so peaceful looking. (:

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  6. Love all the windows and the porch swing on the new barn. Pretty setting

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  7. Beautiful scenes. I love that new barn! Hope you stay safe from the fires. That's very scary.

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  8. I would love to have that barn to live in! Enjoyed this whole post, Genie.

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  9. I had to check back to your last post to get caught up with your news (I thought you were just away for an extended Easter break...) those fires must have been terrifying. I am glad you are back on your feet and finding gems like this to photograph.

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  10. It's certainly nice to see a new barn for a change!

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  11. What a beautiful series of photos, Genie! I have enjoyed all of them. That new barn is gorgeous....so many windows...

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  12. I love this beautiful barn with all the windows! Great looking rural scenery!

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  13. What an idyllic place!
    I have to say the barn is quite charming. They usually don't make new barns with character these days but this one has a lot of charm.
    So sorry to hear about the fires. I went back and read a couple of your posts. I hope the rain comes and does help put them out.
    It would indeed be very scary to be that close. I'll be thinking about you and checking back to see how things are going.

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  14. Gorgeous barns and scenery, Genie! I really like the fence in the first photo, too!

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  15. So glad you were safe from the fires! We were watching the news pretty closely - even though we don't live there (we are east coast Virginians), we travel that area often.

    The photos were wonderful - what a gorgeous home that would be! And a lovely new barn!

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  16. I like to see landowners put up new barns that will likely last a century or more.

    How sad about the forest fire!

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  17. Gorgeous place- glad you are safe- those fires would scare me to death. Love the new barn..it is beautiful.

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  18. What a gorgeous peaceful looking place to live...so scenic and serene!

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  19. That's a lovely barn. Hope those fires are under control soon. With so much forest land around us we often get smoky skies in the summer and I know how unpleasant it can be.

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  20. we'll have to make a point to come see this place! i hate that you were so close and we didn't get to meet up...maybe over summer?! i'll send you my number...hope this rain helps to put out those fires :(

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  21. my phone number is 540-986-5680 :)

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  22. Genie I found you~duh,on my part! I can't believe someone built a wood barn! HooRayHooRay!!! I am all happy over those windows. Oh how I would love to have a barn like that on the Tiny Ten. Hope the fires are dealt with soon and you stay safe!

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  23. I'm very sorry about the fires, that must be very nerve wracking!
    Looks like a beautiful place in your photos. The barn are certainly beautiful, especially in this setting w/ the lake... I wouldn't mind sitting a spell on the porch swing admiring the lake view

    Thanks for joining =)

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  24. I hope the fires are under control. It seems so early for fires. Your shots here are beautiful. I don't know which scene I like best! Thanks for stopping by at my barn.

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  25. I, too, hope the fires are under control, Genie! Your photos are terrific! Such a lovely, peaceful place and the one shot with the blue skies is heavenly! Love the barn! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  26. Wow, I hope the fires are under control now. Your scenery and barn shots are just beautiful. They make me want to take a ride in the country. Great shots, have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. Captured perfectly, so beautiful!

    My Sky shot, have a great weekend!

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