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Friday, March 29, 2013

RED DOOR SMALL BARN




A small barn with a red door will soon be hidden from view by the leafing out of the large trees that surround it. Sometimes we pass places that are hidden from view but with a bit of really looking we can discover some interesting sights. 

Have you ever discovered hidden places?



25 comments:

  1. Well, that's a sassy little door! :-) I'm glad you got the opportunity to spy it through the bare branches.

    One hidden place that came immediately to mind was one I both discovered and created. On a hike in the ravine behind our former house on the side of the mountain, I found a very private, cool, shady spot with great views and lots of privacy. So I did some brush and branch trimming, and hauled a chair and a couple sets of small windchimes down there, and that became my "Faerie Glade," where I'd sit with the dogs and read during hot summer afternoons. (I shared some photos of it in this post). I miss my Faerie Glade! I need to find a new hidden place, but it's tougher in town.

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    1. Laloofah -- What a nice story about your faerie glade. Very imaginative to quickly know what you could create with the natural surrounding of your "found" place. I visited your mentioned post above -- the entire post was as uplifting as the featured kites. -- barbara

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    2. Thank you, Barbara - I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to visit it. (Good reminder to get my kite out, too!) :-)

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  2. Not yet Barbara. This year I plan on really getting out and looking/shooting. It feels good...

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    1. turquoisemoon -- well I certainly will be watching out for all your finds with your camera. I think you and I have had our new cameras about the same length of time. I find that there is so much to learn with the new cameras -- have been watching B and H videos which I find very informative. I need all the help I can get. thanks -- barbara

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  3. I always love finding these bits of color on an otherwise faded exterior.

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    1. Michelle -- Good contrast also attracts me -- I find it often when I am out and about -- thanks barbara

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  4. I have found place like that but have never had the guts to go inside!

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    1. Birdie -- this particular barn was on private property. I would never enter anything that was private without getting permission first -- also it would be dangerous to do so. Be safe -- ask first. -- thanks -- barbara

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  5. I was recent given the exercise of looking "between the limbs" of (still unleaf-ed) trees as I walk past. Obviously I've discovered no red doors. But the point is: by truly looking, unexpected pleasures appear. A habit you have, I think, especially with camera in hand.

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    1. June -- you are so kind with your comments and I do thank you for all of them. I believe that anyone who practices any kind of art is a seeker and walks with investigative eyes. Hope you are enjoying the same weather we are here -- warmish and sunny -- barbara

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  6. Yes and it's soooo much fun!

    If one keeps his eyes open even on the dullest of days you can generally see something new or different.

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    1. One Fly -- Oh so true. Your words are very insightful. It is all there surrounding us if we just look. thanks -- barbara

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  7. Great find! And I immediately thought of someone splashing or maybe carefully brushing that red paint on that door once upon a time. Who was he/she? Why red as the choice?
    Second, I remembered red door which I painted on my apartment once (with landlord's permission).
    I must have found some secret places, now will have to think about that.
    But I love the idea of a Fairie Glade, though I am also in town...but may just work on it!

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    1. Barbara -- I thought the Fairie Glade was a wonderful idea too.

      One could spin a story about the red painted door. There once was a potter who painted her door red and ....

      Hope you discover a Fairie Glade! -- thanks barbara

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    1. Birdman -- Hmm -- Me thinks that an untangling is called for. -- thanks -- barbara

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  9. Oh, Barbara, you are reminding me that I have not been out exploring much lately...I've been more discovering ideas & images in books & art rather than out in the world...I love the way you have been able to fully immerse yourself in what comes so naturally to you: to be curious & explore the world with visual sensitivity.

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    1. Sketchbook Wandering -- You are so kind with your comments. I enjoyed reading your last comment about living in Maine and your educational and occupational past. I feel like we live 9 lives -- as we age we are not only transitioning physically but emotionally as well. And this is good as we, I think, gain an awareness of how to truly live our lives. thanks -- barbara

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  10. Indeed we do. We trave a lot and when we do we try to avoid the freeways, take our time on back country roads and small town cafes and looks for "hidden places." It helps being retired too....:)

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    1. troutbirder -- You do travel to many places that interest me. Your forays into nature would surely "turn-up" some hidden places as well as the back roads. Viva la retirement -- gives us time to seek out full time participation in either old activities or new ones. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  11. Pam -- this is a new one on me. I published two comments back to you and another person and they did not show up on this post as they should have. Could I have clicked on the wrong button -- ?????

    Anyway -- I do thank you for stopping by and telling me that you loved barns. Went to your blog and liked the barns you shot with your new camera. Ohio is where my where my mother spent part of her childhood -- I remember many beautiful barns around Finley. Nice shots of the nature hike too. -- barbara

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  12. NCMountainwoman

    As I mentioned to Pam above -- somehow the comments you left did not publish on my post. A first with blogger.

    I imagine there are lots of hidden places in your surrounding mountains. I know you get out quite often to discover spots with your camera. thanks for stopping -- barbara

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  13. Love this photo and yes, I've discovered a hidden place or two.

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    1. Kim -- Hidden places are good places to sit and let your mind wander. Since you are a writer I imagine spots like that would be great -- thanks Kim -- barbara

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