Category Archives: The Barn

Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons: April

Each month, those of us participating in this photo challenge return to our chosen location to note the passage of time through “The Changing Seasons.” I’ve chosen to document a year around my old house and gardens. Phew. April has been one labor-intensive … Continue reading

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Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons: February

Old Man Winter had tired of toying with his usual victims. Feeling a bit of ennui after months of watching the hardy souls up north enduring his annual onslaught, he turned his beady little eye south of the Mason-Dixon line.   One hopes he … Continue reading

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Monthly Photo Challenge: Ice in the Wheelbarrow

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity,” we like to complain during Virginia’s steamy, sultry summers. Well, it’s February and “it’s not the cold, it’s the wind.” It’s cold all right, but it’s the biting, bitter cold gales that are … Continue reading

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A Gift of Blue Spruce or Why I’m No Longer Pining Away

I should be embarrassed to pun away so shamelessly, but, alas, I am not! Let me tell you about something wonderful that happened to me the other day. All around our old Barn is nature’s abundance for Christmas decorations. I have a magnificent … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

When we bought our old barn, I needed furniture tout de suite for the guest room. We found a five piece mahogany set in an antiques mall which I set to cleaning up before company arrived. As I was putting a … Continue reading

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Dogwood Days

When we bought our old house, it was called “Eveland” after the former owner. Somehow I didn’t think “Barbland” had quite the same ring to it, don’t you agree? And besides, I had a backup name I’d been carrying in my pocket … Continue reading

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Hyacinth Bean Tales

A word from my beloved Beverley Nichols: Long experience has taught me that whereas people will take advice about love, and about money, and about nearly all the problems which beset us in life, they will scarcely ever take advice … Continue reading

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