Barn Charm – Hidden Away

Just outside the town limits of Smithfield,  sits an old barn W-A-Y back off the highway. I’ve been noticing it for years.

barn from highway pd

Just before Christmas, Motor Man asked and was given permission for us to take pictures of it.

As we left home that afternoon, he asked to be sure I had the camera. I replied that I did. The golden light just before sunset was gorgeous. And as we got to the barn, I realized that I, in fact, did NOT have the camera. That was a big disappointment.

The next morning Motor Man had the thought that the barn might really be pretty in the golden light of MORNING. So we hurried to get ready and once again, headed to the barn. I double-checked to be sure I had the camera.

As we neared it, I realized that the barn is red; you couldn’t tell that from the highway, since all you can is the roof.

on the way

Motor Man was right: it was pretty in the early morning light.


It was treat to finally see this old barn up close.


After a couple of weeks away, I’m linking up once again to Barn Charm.


23 responses to “Barn Charm – Hidden Away

  1. Good thing MM is the perfect photographic assistant! You captured it very well…..the morning light made it a lovely shade of rusty red.


  2. I agree! It looks awesome in the early light. I just love to discover a treasure thats “hidden away”. About the forgotten camera….been there done that.

  3. red barns are my absolute faves! Gorgeous!

  4. Very lovely Dianna. Love the second shot with the tree keeping the charming barn company! Hmm, you are giving me an urge to do some barn clicking but brrrrrrr.

  5. Gorgeous shots inside and out. Well worth the second trip.

  6. This barn red just may have to become my official favorite color! I love these!!

  7. i’m not sure what i love more, the barn or motor man ;))))
    gorgeous morning light!!

  8. Very nice barn, Dianna. Love the morning light.

  9. That’s a very nice one very well-hidden …. I never would’ve guessed it looked like this – & it also makes me think about all the ones off to the side that we never see!

  10. You know me and red barns. Love this one!

  11. Thanks for sharing such a lovely old barn, it truly is a treat. Thank MM too, he’s a peach for setting up the photo op. 🙂

  12. What a great find! I love the tree in the second photo, great composition.

  13. very nice! worthy of a return trip. 🙂

  14. Can NOT think of where this could be! But it’s even more special since you really have to ‘work’ to see it!

  15. What a pretty little red barn. I grew up with a barn across the street from us that was always locked up tight but being kids…we always found a way in and it was magical. I love barns too!

  16. What a beautiful old barn & I love the sunrise light shining on it, too. WoW!

    Thank you for joining =)

  17. ps that’s a great header pic… is that 6 different horses or just one shot in sequence? very cool =)

    • 6 different horses, Tricia – at the Friesian horse farm we went to in Vermont last weekend. These were the foals enjoying their first snowfall!

  18. MM needs a raise! 🙂 MJ

  19. What a nice find! And Motor Man does the same things for you that Dan does for me…always willing to ask for permission to take the shot!

  20. Getting up in time for morning light made for some beautiful shots. Charming, in fact!

  21. The light was perfect for this.

  22. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Beautiful with the morning light on it. Good call Motor Man!

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