Barns, Blooms, and Birds - Wk 5

Continuing my series . . .

I'm still sharing pictures of barns around the Murray, KY, area. This barn has lots of rust plus those small windows high on the front and sides.

This picture was taken in the fall and you see the doors are closed so there must be tobacco inside. 

We photographed this barn again just a couple of weeks ago. This time, we used the barn as a background for pictures of our grandsons. 

As we near July 4, I thought you might enjoy a patriotic showing of bloom colors in an urn. 

Birds at my feeders on Sunday included:

A blue jay who keeps dropping in for black oil sunflower seeds. 

A tufted titmouse who likes to grab a black oil sunflower seed and quickly fly to a branch so he can crack it and enjoy the taste. 

We had a terrible storm on Saturday evening. The three birch trees next to our deck didn't handle the storm too well. Each tree has 3-5 trunks and at least 1-2 trunks in each tree were bent way over after the storm and couldn't straighten back up. Today my husband and I had to trim the branches way back hoping the trunks would stand straighter. After losing a lot of branches from our trimming, the trunks are standing better.

I was worried about the birds during the storm but today I put out new food in the feeders and my yard birds soon returned. 

The Northern Cardinal visited right away. 

Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life In Kentucky - Judy.

Linking to:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Lavender Cottage last Monday of the month
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday

Our World @ Our World Tuesday Meme
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ StoneGable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E
Wednesday Around the World @ Photographing New Zealand

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday evening

Photo Friday @ Pierced Wonderings
Skywatch Friday @ Skyley

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Tom's Barn Collective @ The Backroad Traveler on Sunday
Seasons @ St. Germain's Blog on Sunday


  1. Love the textures of the barn and the pictures of the birds! I was surprised to see where you live. My sister Peggy moved to Murray a year ago! I did not want her to leave Virginia but it wasn't up to me.

  2. What a very unique barn and how interesting it could have tobacco in it!

    and Living FromHappiness

  3. Love this barn, rust and all. Sweet photo of your grands, love the barn backdrop. Two of our common birds here, the bluejay and cardinal. Love the closeups……Like you 4th flower display. Have a nice week.

  4. Love that barn! Gorgeous shots.

  5. Kentucky is such a beautiful state!!! Love your barns!

  6. Nice shots and birds!!

  7. Sorry to hear about the storms at least you were all well, just trees damgaged. Love the barn and the birds returning to your ffeeders.

  8. Love the red, white, and blue flowers!
    Great bird photos, too!

  9. What a unique barn! Great find. The birds are so colorful.

  10. The weather has been awful across the country and the poor wildlife....Lovely photos....Michelle

  11. Hello, awesome looking barn! Your grandsons are handsome boys! Pretty flowers and patriotic display. Sorry about the storm damaging your trees. The birds look happy. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your 4th of July weekend!

  12. Great shots. That's another cool old barn. I miss 'the country' there's not much around here anymore. This entire post was a fun visit! Thank you for sharing.
    I'm sorry my comment option has been stolen by Blogger or Google. It's not working! But I'd love you to come over anyway. You might try clicking on that Google+ icon at the bottom of the post. It will take you to my Google page. Sorry for the inconvenience. I do appreciate your visits.

  13. It's nice to have feeders out with regular visitors. They are usually anxious to come back after a storm here. Cute photos or the kids too! Hugs, Diane

  14. Cute bird pictures!
    Flowers are gorgeous!

  15. Love the tobacco barn and an excellent backdrop for the grand sons picture.
    Two of my girlfriends girls (Cindy and Ronette) married Biggerstaff boys--Ron and George--out in the Clearview Wa area. Related???

  16. What a wonderful barn, I love the rusty siding. Thanks for sharing this week and please hurry on back.

  17. Anonymous10:10 PM

    Lovely series of photos, Judy! Would use this barn any time as a background! Your grandsons look cute! Sorry you had to cut away from your birches -I love those trees.
    Many thanks for sharing the barn with SEASONS! Hope to see you back next week with another of your beautiful captures:) Have a great July 4th!

  18. good morning~ so many great captures. love that barn. you seem to have quite a few bird visitors. i'm sure it's a joy to watch them all. sorry to hear about your trees. hope the trimming helps them. thanks for dropping by my blog Saturday. hope all is well. have a great day~

  19. I don't believe I've ever seen a tobacco barn with such siding - rust and all!

  20. Hope you weathered the storm better than your birch trees. The trimming should make them stronger for the next one. Fun bit about the tufted titmouse, must be a joy to watch. The tobacco barn makes a great backdrop, I've seen a number of them in WI.

  21. Wow! That barn looks amazing! I love the colours. We get a lot of Blue jays over here. I enjoy watching them hopping around.

  22. That barn is gorgeous.