Thursday Doors – Barns in the Snow

Standing strong

Standing strong

I am still playing catch-up on blog reading and blog writing. In addition to the snow last Thursday and Friday, we had a heavy period of “wintry mix” on Sunday into Monday. Wintry mix is short for snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain, aka: heavy wet snow with a thick crust of ice. Kind of like crème brûlée.

While driving around in the wintry mix on Sunday, I spied a barn. I drive by this barn often, but something about the red barn against the fresh snow looked interesting to me. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about Thursday Doors, but more barns followed and, here we are.

Where, exactly is here? Each Thursday, Frosty Norm Frampton hosts a blog-a-poloosa of doors on a website up in the land of the midnight doors. OK, he’s only in Montreal, but that’s 327 miles (526 kilometers) north of me, and I was recently buried in snow.

If you want to join us, take a photo of a door, paint a picture of a door, write a story about a door or dream a little dream of doors. Then, hitch the huskies to your sled and mush your way north on the Internet to Frosty’s place. Check out his icy doors, click on the so-cold-he-turned-blue frog. Add your door and/or check out doors from all over the world. Some of this is a bit of an exaggeration, but there really are doors from all over the world.

You might recognize some of the barns in today’s gallery from earlier posts where I featured the tobacco barns that are common in this part of Connecticut. I won’t bore you with the details again today, but you can click here and / or here, if you want to know more about them.

Weather permitting, I’ll finish a post about some very special doors this weekend and this place will be back to normal next week. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the doors, and I added a little surprise for you under the gallery.

In case you got a song stuck in your head during my description of Thursday Doors, here’s Mama Cass’ beautiful rendition of Dream a Little Dream of Me. This was also performed by Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald, and probably a few others. If you want to hear Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong perform the song, click here. Otherwise, maybe John will do a Battle of the Bands on this in the future. For now, my blog, my favorite.

About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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90 Responses to Thursday Doors – Barns in the Snow

  1. Such a lovely post, Dan
    Thank you

    john

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  2. GP Cox says:

    For being such a busy person, you always know how to celebrate Thursday Door Day!!
    Stay warm, Dan

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  3. Good to see Mama Cass featuring on another blog this week. She seems to be very popular.
    We call Wintery Mix ‘sleet’ over here in the UK. It’s a strange word, so no wonder you guys don’t use it the other side of the pond.
    Stay warm, Dan.

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  4. msgt3227 says:

    Great barns Dan! And a much better song to have stuck in your head than Fish Heads….

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  5. ianbcross says:

    We have an expression, “Couldn’t hit a barn door sitting on the handle” – looks like you can’t take a bad photo of a barn door, Dan. And Mama Cass, what can I say?

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  6. Who doesn’t love barns, eh? My favourite is that garage/barn with the tower/silo. I could live in that, Dan. :)

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  7. I love the Mamas and the Papas, Dan, so my mind got a bit sidetracked with music. However, I also love a beautiful barn and you had some. A barn that’s neglected and falling down is, to me, one of the saddest sights. I like the effect of the falling snow, too, as I did in some of Norm’s shots.

    janet

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Janet. The older, neglected barns are sad. Ironically, the weathered old barns on on the same farm as the brand new barns. Although, I do like building way more than painting, so I guess I can’t throw stones at those folks.

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  8. loisajay says:

    I especially love ‘standing strong against the storm.’ I could almost feel the wind blowing up from the snow. Great photos, Dan.

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  9. Don says:

    Loved the song, Dan. Took me down memory lane.

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  10. Almost Iowa says:

    Wintery mix, eh? It’s headed into the 50’s and 60’s for us this weekend. The world has turned upside down. :)

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  11. Wendy Brydge says:

    The garage/barn with the silo looks fantastic!

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  13. Great selection of barns! There is something special about a red barn isn’t there. But, I loved that garage barn shape, and that silo! I love silos!

    That version of the song is my favorite too.

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  14. bikerchick57 says:

    I love all of the barns in the snow and yet another song for the playlist that exists in our heads. The barn with the silo – I could envision converting it into a house. Wouldn’t that be cool?

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  15. Beautiful photos, Dan. Nothing like old wooden barns. :-)

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  16. Love Mama Cass.
    Hate snow.
    But the barns in snow are lovely despite my resentment of the white stuff. :D Have a thriving Thursday. Hugs!

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  17. joey says:

    Good music for a cold Thursday morning, when I’m dreaming of Friday night :) (It’s morning to me, okay?)
    Nothin like a big red barn. In the snow.
    Lovely Shares! :D

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  18. C.E.Robinson says:

    Mama Cass was a favorite! Thanks for the favorite song too! Love the old barns, especially the tobacco farm barn featured as a header in my post about you! In September I’ll be back in CT for a family visit. I’ll look for interesting barns in the area! Happy Thursday, Dan! 🎶 Christine

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  19. prior.. says:

    enjoyed the barns, D – and the one that started it all – that photo is my fav with the way you captured falling snow – of different sizes….

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  20. You could have stretched these photos out for weeks as far as I’m concerned – one barn a week and I would have been happy. :-) Love barns, and these are handsome ones. Now if they could only tell us their stories. :-) Hope Mother Nature doesn’t knock for a few days so you can rest up. :-)

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  21. You have super scenes on the way to and from work. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. jesh stg says:

    We don’t see many of these very long barns here … yes, especially red barns look good in snow, eh. I have long given up on catching up, because I need two more days per week:)
    As to your comment about Bailey’s ice cream, I scratched my head. Never has occurred tome one needed ice cream in case something bad would happen to me. The worst case scenario is if they would not have the taste of ice cream I wanted! – all in jest:)

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  23. jan says:

    I love these shots – they remind me of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George series.

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  24. Joanne Sisco says:

    Oh Mama Cass with your glorious, sultry voice. How I miss you!! I’ve always loved this song <3

    The crisp winter light of the photo with the silo is my favourite. How could it not? A silo is just a turret by another name ;)

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  25. Darn! You got me with that one, Dan. I love snow as much as barns. The combo is perfect. Those red barns under snow: aw…

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  26. reocochran says:

    Your comment was appropriate and correct, Dan! Barns are the best when they are red or rust color. I like the shape and tan brick silo even though not red.
    I am a big fan of the Mamas and the Papas. This was a great song and Mama Cass could belt out a song or melt your heart with a tender tune. Lovely pairing, Dan.

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  27. You’ve almost motivated me to try to sketch a door or three so I can play along.

    in the meantime, I’m liking yours! Enjoy the winter slurry Dan!

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  28. Jennie says:

    Great post, Dan. I can never get enough of barns.

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  29. Norm 2.0 says:

    You can’t go wrong with a nice collection of barns standing out in snowy fields Dan. Great collection.
    It may just inspire to go on a local barn doorscursion around this weekend.

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  30. AmyRose🌹 says:

    I casually took my time in looking at these barns and I must say the one with the silo is my favorite. What an oddity! It just really spoke to me. Very cool pics of the snow coming down and I hope by now that the sun is out and the snow is becoming a thing of the past. Loved this collection! Thank you! <3

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  31. dweezer19 says:

    Alway my favorite of their songs….lovely photos. But looks coooold.

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  32. Such a dazzling post, Dan..Thank you..I particularly cherish ‘remaining steadfast against the tempest.’ I could practically grope the twist blowing from the snow. Awesome photographs, Dan…

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  33. marianallen says:

    I’m running behind, too. Great collection of barns, Dan! I’m familiar with those tobacco barns, having grown up in Kentucky. I can remember the one on my Uncle Owen’s farm, with the big sheaves of tobacco leaves hanging down. And thanks for the dreamy song. Hard to do better than Mama Cass.

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Marian. It’s hard to catch up once you fall behind. I think I managed to get there over the weekend, but it meant, sadly, pressing the Delete key a few times. The process of drying tobacco is pretty amazing. Low tech, but it works.

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  34. I always associate barns with horror films and murder mysteries. I’ll blame it on Hollywood. In India, we don’t have a barn concept. Most of our cinematic murders and ghosts prefer dungeons and graveyards. In terms of weather the summer season has already begun. Sweaty days ahead.

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  35. Barns and snow, great combination for doors!

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  36. Humming as I write plus swaying to and fro to those piano licks. My favourite funeral song Dream A Little Dream…to be played at mine because my daughter has promised…not to be confused with my fabourite funeral which is a story in itself but I do digress…la-de-dahing and whistling now….I’ll be in touch. Raye

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  37. OH DEAR….favourite NOT fabourite….I think the fab. word thing is slang for “Way better over the top” speak…like a foreign language in a foreign country where the food is foreign. Go figure….

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