Brown Barn

brown barn© 2013 Michael Fiveson

I am always in search of a beautiful old barn and this one did not disappoint. The gracious owner was kind enough to allow me on his property and told me this barn was made in 1908. Clearly it has been well maintained as evidenced from the prime condition of the roof.

barn side© 2013 Michael Fiveson

Three More Friends

When I walked up to the fence these three all converged to come say hello. The big beauty on the right had a head as big as a house but was friendly enough for a good quick rub. I am wondering if I am not looking at a family portrait with the foal being in the middle.

3 friendsIn short order the white horse was the only one who wanted to hang out with me and was quickly comfortable enough to let me rub his face and touch his strong head.

sweet horseDo horses know that whatever pleasure I might give they return ten times over? There is something so nourishing about being in their presence, and I am filled with childlike joy.

white horse© 2012 Michael Fiveson

Fall Barn

A handsome barn found in the country up in Northern Colorado…There is a corn crop ready for harvest and this barn looks to be set up to unload a crop by way of chute, much like a silo would.fall barnA closer look at the intriguing and possibly unusual set up for loading tractors or trucks.

fall barn 2

I will never tire of the simple beauty of barns and the life of a hard working farmer.

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

Michigan Barn

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

Darn, another barn. I am admittedly obsessed and I think I know why. They represent a simple life comprised of hard work and simple rewards. They are beautiful and each one uniquely elegant. And, growing up in New York City, this kind of beauty was foreign to me.