The Final Four from The Old Barn.  (To better catch the details, click on the photos to enlarge.)

I showed you this window in an earlier post, but here’s a different crop. If I had to tell you why I am so fond of this picture–and I am!–I think it comes down to the nails.

All of them.

There are plenty to love.


I considered cropping this next shot down to just feature the window, but there are so many components–ropes and shingles, fallen door with some aggressive nails–I decided to leave them all in to flavor the stew.

(This also illustrates why the owners were hesitant about my getting too close to the structure.)


Another brilliant green and red combo on a field of gray.


Finally, one last Wabi Sabi window. Before the series is finished, I will show you this window set in the context of an entire wall. Guaranteed: you will love it.


Next time, we’ll check out some Old Barn hardware.

Wabi Sabi is once more preparing to make the journey to Minnesota for Thanksgiving. Last year’s pie wasn’t a great success despite all the effort I put into baking it and transporting and sneaking it across the state line. This year I am being far more reasonable and am packing my espresso machine, milk frother and half a dozen bottles of wine.

And enough cash to buy a pie at the Duty-Free Pie Shop just across the Minnesota-Wisconsin border.

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    My curiosity is piqued and I wonder what this barn looked like in its younger years. Those are wonderful shots.

    Don’t get arrested at the border. A few of us might miss you. 🙂

    • I’ve thought about this as well…I guess the only for-sure is that it must have been really REALLY red. (It’s been a non-working farm for a long time.)

      Hoping to slide across hidden in the throng of happy holiday travelers. Should that not work, I will get word to you. You can send me a file hidden in an almond croissant. 🙂

  2. andykidd says:

    Beware those border guards also like espresso and wine – they might let you through in the hope they can take a second lot on your way back. I was wondering about the red, it does look like old paint but some of my Port Fairy shots had a red tinge on the timber.

  3. gretpass says:

    I have to admit, the nails got me in one of the last pics you put up.I love the whole series. Love how much color there is in the last pic, too.

    • I have to agree with you, Gretchen, though I don’t know why I find them so beautiful? poignant? dogged? In many of those shots it would seem like someone was hammering away in a last-ditch effort to hold back the inevitable.

  4. andykidd says:

    That first window, I am sure there’s something inside. Like another Universe – no surely not.

  5. sedge808 says:

    i like the (cage) wire things, they have used to stop people getting in through the window.

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