I was driving in the country in Calloway County, Kentucky, and saw an old barn that seemed to be standing on its last leg. I drove by the barn and just had to stop, backed my car up and took a few pics of the collapsing barn.
Did you notice the piece of lumber propped against the right side of the barn holding it up?
Gosh, I haven't done any barns posts since 2016 when I did a series of 11 posts on Barns, Blooms, and Birds. So today I'm posting #12 in this series.
The barn was sitting close to the road, so it was easy to get a few pics. It was so sad to see the condition of the barn. Wish I knew more about this old barn. I'll check with my friend who lives out that way and see if she knows any of the barn's history.
I couldn't tell if it was a tobacco barn but I'm sure there are many stories that go along with the life of this barn.
I continued driving on the country road and then saw another old barn. This one was in much better shape, and I can even imagine tobacco hanging in the barn during the tobacco season. It sat further back on the property so I couldn't get any closer.
Our Limelight Hydrangeas are in bloom. These creamy white blooms look so fresh and clean in the summer heat. If you love hydrangeas like I do, it is so exciting when these paniculata hydrangea start to flower.
With drip hoses on timers for watering the flowers, I am thankful to still have other blooms. The spiky blooms on the Speedwell plants are providing beautiful purple color in the gardens.
Angelonia (white spiky flowers) and the purple Calibrachoa are still going strong even in the heat. Again, it is the drip hoses that are keeping them blooming. I have fertilized these a few times this summer.
A few butterflies are visiting the flowers.
I got a two for one shot with this pic; an extra insect stopped by.
The black-eyed Susans are taking over with a few zinnias, and the red flower is the bloom on a Canna.
Zinnias are such a beautiful flower to grow plus they don't require much attention. Just enjoy their beauty.
I am thankful we have a well to water; can you image what the water bill would be?
Pink Pantas are blooming in a huge pot with other plants. They are known as Egyptian Stars because of their five-points on each bloom.
My hummingbird feeders are providing water and food for the hummers.
Plus the woodpeckers like to drink the sugar water in the feeders.
I had been trying to get some good shots of a hummer and finally got lucky and captured a few.
Not many hummers have been visiting this summer but in the last few days, I have seen more activity.
Keep that sugar water coming!
Bird baths are providing water for the birds to drink. Small fountains in saucers with rocks encourage the birds to land for a drink or a bath.
There you have it, for #12 in this old series of posts that has been revived. May there will be a #13 if I go for another drive in the country - Judy.
Thankfully, it rained this weekend!
How about your area, are you getting any rain?