Timeless Beauty

 She is like so many of her kind, but yet so different.  She rests on a hill with a majestic view of the surrounding countryside.  I see her each day as I drive into Smalltownland.  Depending on the season, she looks a bit different. 







Today she has her doors flung wide open to remove any moisture from the leaves that hang on her outstretched beams.  From my vantage point she always seems to taunt me.  Daring me to drive up the hillside to pay her a visit. 






With her doors open I ventured inside and was enveloped in a heady aroma of tobacco. 







As my eyes shifted upwards, I saw that no space of her timeless structure had been wasted. 






And so I left her in silence to do her seasonal duty. 







Already thinking that this is just the first of many visits to come. 



Comments

  1. Pretty pictures. I lived in NC for 2 years, and I remember smelling the tobacco drying.

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  2. Oh these are beautiful shots. I can almost smell what you smell you have captured it's beauty beautifully. B

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  3. oh, too cool. i love all the close ups - so great. my family was tobacco farmers. love it!! (:

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  4. Impressive, I have never seen anything like that. I can only imagine the aroma...

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  5. So pretty. Gives me a peaceful feeling.

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  6. she's wonderful. i do hope you've linked in to barn charm!

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  7. The richness of the colors of the tobacco drying and the old timbers is wonderful.

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  8. Great pictures, Michelle! I've always been "attracted" to those old barns too!

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  9. I'm so glad that you went inside to show us what was there! She's a beauty and so nice to see that she is still being useful. Lovely photos. xx

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  10. It's good to see the old barns put to use. They have earned that. I love the worn paint and the smell must be heavy. Cannot wait to see more.
    BlessYa

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  11. We have tobacco barns here, too, with their heavily worn old red paint, but the roof shapes are different from yours. Pretty shots. Maybe I will go out and see how our tobacco barns are looking.

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  12. You know I love barns.. my grandpa had a great one in Oklahoma.. thanks for preserving them in photos.. as America is losing it's barns at a catastrophic rate.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. Wow!! She is awesome and beautiful. I love the warn paint and textures. Old barns, their stories and their timelessness are so wonderful. I hope you'll visit often and look forward to more pics.

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  14. Oh wow. Just beautiful...inside and out!

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  15. They always say "if walls could talk" when people see old homes but I believe this is true with almost any old structure including barns. Probably would be more on the finances of the farm, whether the crop was as good as last year or as plentiful but none the less, an important conversation in the life of the owners.

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  16. I LOVE those old tobacco barns. I can smell it while reading this post.

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  17. Brings back memories of working tobacco. After all these years I still note fields that are ready to cut as I drive by. Try to get it to market before Christmas so there will be money for presents.

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  18. wow i love this!
    from her faded & worn outside, to her metal roof and stuffed to the brim innards...
    she seems very relaxed and happy!!

    great shots!!

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  19. A mighty set of images of a gracious barn here.

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  20. Beautiful barn. We don't see so many of these still being used for tobacco now days.

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  21. What beautiful captures!! And I can whiff that aroma which you speak of!
    Have a fantastic day Michelle :)

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  22. Thanks for the tour. My hubby's family used to grow tobacco in the panhandle of Florida. I haven't seen anyone grow it in many years.

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  23. I love that an old barn is still in use. Bet it smelled delicious in there!

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  24. Great shots. Love that first one.

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  25. I love the poetry of this post, in words and pictures both.

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