Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

I took this photo a couple of years ago. This barn is less than one mile from my house. I pass it every time I need to go grocery shopping or run to WalMart. Different seasons bring totally different looks to this wonderful scene.

I know the challenge is “Beyond,” however, I believe beyond can also refer to all the details in the picture, whether they are in the background or the foreground. The focus is the barn. Look beyond the barn, background AND foreground to see all the interesting details surrounding this unique barn. I took the picture and knew I had the barn, trees, and flag (which is flapping in the wind) in the photo, but after I had it printed, I was amazed at all the other details that I had captured.

I hope you enjoy finding all the details (wind vane, two wagon wheels, tiller, mailbox, address plaque, two birdhouses, small garden, miniature cannon, broken limb from 2009 Ice Storm, wheat field, frayed flag edges, various blooming flowers, etc.).

‘Stevens’s barn on Two Mile Rd., Dexter, Missouri.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thymelesssageandrandomrants
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 00:10:23

    Beautiful picture. I can’t help looking and loving old barns. There’s one I pass on my way to Springfield that gets nearly covered with ivy every summer. One day, I am going to stop and take a picture.


  2. Jean
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 17:34:03

    Hello, Betty,
    In reading a blog that I follow (A Miniature Clay Pot) back from November, I was happily surprised to see your name in the comments. In fact, I had made an earlier comment on the same post. Congratulations on your retirement. Looking forward to more of your writings.
    Jean Oberhaus (Bayless Senior High)


    • Betty Huffman
      Feb 06, 2013 @ 18:43:51

      It’s truly a small world! I’m so glad you left a comment. It’s amazing how we can reconnect with our high school friends (sometimes totally randomly!) through the internet. Retirement is just another “adjustment” in life, but it’s a VERY good one! I hope you’ll stop by my blog often. Best wishes! Betty


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