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Thursday, May 14, 2009

While living in Missouri, I passed this farmstead many times on the way to the nearby wine country.

The barn with it's unique design always grabbed my attention. The area of the Missouri wine country was settled by German immigrants and many of the families are descendants of the early settlers. This barn retains the distinct early German influence with the stone walls and arched doorways.

On this particular day with the early fog rising...the scene might well have been transplanted from the banks of the Rhine or Black Forest.

8 comments:

Simply Heather said...

There is something that the wine country, the fields of grape vines and the entire setting that creates a feeling of serenity for me. Like I just want to relax there, in the midst of it all, with some cheese, chocolate and glass of wine...on a blanket, looking into the sky as my bare feet are tickled by the grass; listen to the breeze and the birds and enjoy the moment.

Ya know??

Thanks for that little get away moment, Dan :o)

Lynda Lehmann said...

It's a beautiful barn and a beautiful, atmospheric shot, Dan!

Dan Felstead said...

Heather,
Your description make me want to be there again! Thanks,

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Lynda,
Thank you for the comment. It was always a serene location but the fog added a nice element to the atmosphere...no pun intended!

Dan

septembermom said...

A touch of Germany in Missouri. Wonderful how immigrants add so much to our national landscape with these architectural details of their native country. Dan, you have had some wonderful travels through our great country. Your photos inspire me to see all that our country has to offer visually and spiritually. I think I can see a trip happening when the little ones grow up.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom,
When the time is right, take that trip...it will last you a lifetime.

Dan

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!!!

AND THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS. YEAH KNOW TAHT FEELING AM AWAYS FROM MY PC AS WELL .. THIS TIME FOR A TRIP TO THE POLAR CIRCLE...
AM ONLY BACK IN A WEEK OR SO OR MORE...
THANKS FOR LINKING!

IF YOU WANNA SEE WHERE I'M GOING, LOOK HERE:
http://aboutmynewshop.blogspot.com/2009/05/pictures-from-then-far-north.html

AND
http://meinshop.blogspot.com/2009/05/der-hohe-norden-more-pictures-from.html

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Sarah...I visited your blog to see the pics and they are beautiful...such a different world from the Midwest! Must be a beautiful place to live.

Dan