Sunday, July 1, 2007

july 1st - theme day

As always, the first day of the month is Theme Day for City Daily Photo blogs. This month's theme is the colour red & I have photographed a classic Wisconsin scene - the red barn. I think originally barns were painted red because that was the cheapest colour but now they're red because...well, they just are.

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19 comments:

Gerald England said...

the ubiquitous red barn

Kate said...

Yes, it looks very much like the many WI scenes I've seen over the years. Good appropriate and relevant choice!

Abraham Lincoln said...

A scene right out of the heartland. And a red barn too. Nice photograph.

Abraham Lincoln
—Me as Moses—

isabella said...

Any square dancing going on there? ;-)

Dsole said...

Chris, they're red because they're lovely in that way!
That scene is postcard like!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Nice red barn. Does it still have horses in them?

laurel said...

This is exactly what I picture Wisconsin to look like. It reminds me of growing up in Ohio and seems very peaceful :)

Chris in Madison said...

Ming - that particular barn didn't have horses in it (at least none that I saw) but the photo was taken in the middle of "Amish country" where the horses are plentiful & hard working!

iBlowfish said...

Red Barn, wow I thought only Ohioan who paint their barn with bright red color. I like composition the barn in picture.

U "R" Us said...

Lovely. I saw lots of such scenery this weekend as I was in Madison for my uncle's birthday. He had me take US-14 after Janesville to get around some 90 construction. Quite the scenic route and didn't seem that slow or out of the way!

Chris & Deb said...

Back in the 1960s and early 1970s we used to spend 2-3 weeks every summer at my Grandma's house on Lake Pepin. Your photo today brings back a flood of memories because you're right, this is a very typical Wisconsin scene.
Thanks for bringing those long-ago memories back!

Kuanyin said...

A lovely barn...I grew up around them, and jumped out of the top part onto haystacks below as a kid.

Ann said...

I've often wondered why Barns are painted red.

This is a perfect Red shot :)

max_hh said...

Beautiful little house!

Thanks for your visit to HamburgDailyPhoto!

Marc

alice said...

Classic yes, but so nice!

Ioanna said...

Lovely little house! Nice shot!

Z said...

Most of the barns here in Switzerland aren't painted at all. In fact, I don't know that any are. But, further north, in Scandinavia and so on, they paint their barns red as far as I've seen in photos. Maybe it was those immigrants that started the red barn trend in the northern US? At any rate, a beautiful image.

santy said...

very calming picture. I like it!

Kala said...

theres something new I learned - did not know that is why so many barns were painted red!!!