Barns and News

Welcome to Thursday Doors! This is a weekly challenge for people who love doors and architecture to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos, drawings, or other images or stories from around the world. If you’d like to join us, simply create your own Thursday Doors post each (or any) week and then share a link to your post in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). If you like, you can add our badge to your post.

I’ve been collecting photos of barns this fall for two reasons. 1) Everyone likes barns, or so it seems. 2) I don’t know anything about them which gives me room for a two important announcements.

December Schedule:

Thursday, December 8th – Normal Thursday Doors posts, or feel free to post holiday inspired door photos (whatever holiday you like).

Thursday, December 15th – Favorite doors from 2022. Yep, 2022 is almost over. It’s time for our traditional (since the days of Norm) post where we choose our favorite doors from throughout the year. Of course, if you don’t want to go searching the archives, you can post holiday doors or any ordinary doors you like.

Thursdays, December 22nd and 29th – No Thursday Doors! I know the 22nd is a bit early to start our annual break, but many people will be too busy to explore doors, and the recap would fall on Christmas Day after being compiled on Christmas Eve.

Annual Badge Contest – Including NEW and IMPORTANT news (at the end)!

Entries for the Annual Badge Contest will be accepted between December 16th and December 29th.

I will assemble the images for voting which will begin on New Year’s Day and run through Tuesday, January 3rd.

Here’s the new and important part: While entries will be accepted from any door-loving creative person, ONLY people who participated in Thursday Doors in 2022 will be allowed to vote. It seems appropriate that the people we ask to display the badge are the ones to select it.

Full rules and schedule will be included in my post on December 15th.

That’s all the news I have. Enjoy the barns and please check out the doors from the other participants. You will find their links (and pingbacks) in the comments. As usual, I will provide a recap of all the entries on Sunday.

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In case you missed my announcement yesterday, the third book in the Dreamer’s Alliance Series has been released.

If you like speculative fiction with suspense, action and a bit of family sarcasm, you will enjoy these books:

The Evil You Choose
When Evil Chooses You

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  1. These are all interesting barns, Dan. The telephone pole actually is quite interesting and aesthetic in that picture. I like the foggy pictures too, I’ve always like the idea of fog which we don’t really get here. My last post, other than my two scheduled ones for Writing to be Read, will be the week ending 10 December as we are off to the UK the following MOnday. Hooray!

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  2. Great photos and very nice barns. I’m one of those who never saw an old barn and didn’t think about its origin, history, and the stories it could tell about its owners and inhabitants. If I won a lottery, I’d love to drive by and offer to help bring some of them up to their previous glory.

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  3. I wonder if door people are by definition also barn people. There is something compelling about a barn, even when in need of a little work. That white one is most impressive. A barn in fog seems like a story wanting to be told, doesn’t it?

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    • I’m glad you like that little one, Frank. They do operate a vegetable stand there in the summer, but I’ve always liked the colors. We had a very foggy November, but it led me to some interesting photos.


    • Most of these were taken while driving, well, pulling over and then taking the picture. It’s hard to get close to many of these. Still, seeing a barn in the distance is always nice.

      I love the colorful photos you share from these towns.

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  4. The red barn converted into living space…I would move in there in a New York minute! Fabulous! I have been in love with barns since I was a young kid. Maybe I was a farmer in another life!

    Dilapidated or pristinely maintained, barns/farms represent the heart of this country and a way of life that goes back generations. Today’s gallery is a real treat for me. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed these, Ginger. If we had funding, we could end up in a bidding war over that barn-house.

      I love seeing the barns quietly providing the protection they can to whatever is under their roof.


  5. We have to go north of us to see any barns and even then, it is slim pickings. Your photos of the fog barns are especially pretty. When the house next to me sold, the new owners gutted the inside and, evidently, the new thing is barn doors as pantry doors. They look just like your photo of the ‘nice white barn.’ Who knew that would be a thing?!

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  6. Wonderful photos, Dan. I saw John’s comment about the fog ones being his favorites – they are mine also. Trinity Farms definitely looks like it can provide all things “moo.” While some of these barns could use some TLC in places, they are great places nonetheless.

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    • Thanks Bruce. I enjoy being out in the fog, and the element of mystery that it adds to common things. Trinity Farms is great. The people are wonderful, they treat their cows well, and it’s pretty cool to see where your milk is coming from.

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  7. I wouldn’t call it a break, considering your blogging schedule, but I’m glad to know you’re at least taking some time off, Dan. Yes, I also think barn doors are cool, although I really don’t know why. I guess they just stir my imagination. Congrats again on book-3 of the trilogy! Hugs.

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    • Thanks Teagan. It is a welcome break, especially during the holidays. As mush as I like door photos, I can’t imagine too many people rushing to view the TD Recap on Christmas ;-)

      I’m not sure what the attraction is to barns, but even the dilapidated ones are interesting. It does make you think about what might be inside and what might have been there over time.

      Thanks for congratulations.

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  8. Lovely selection of barns this week, Dan. I loved the red barn, and the one turned into a home, and the saggy, weathered barns too. I do wonder about their stories. The false front one was funny and clever.

    I’m looking forward to the new badge entries and wish “good luck” to all those who enter the badge contest.

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  9. A nice collection you’ve got here. I like the most the converted ones. That farm scene is happy-making. And the misty shots are great too.

    Congratulations on your trilogy, quite a feat! I’m astonished that we had our Thursday Doors badge for one year already. It feels that a few months went missing. Where did they go? I’m sorry to let it go but I know the new one will be good too.

    My post is a collection of doors from 2021. I’m always a bit behind things, but I will make a collection of 2022 doors in two weeks too as you say.


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  11. I love the converted barn as well. I’ve always wanted to get one and convert it. I also think barns could be made into country churches as well.

    BTW, my Thursday Doors post for this coming Thursday is ready to go. I found some time to put it together.

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  12. One of my favorite things to look for when I make the drive from Baltimore to Binghamton are barns. There are numerous impressive examples all along the highway. However, they all look to be in pretty good shape, and while I don’t necessarily want to see things falling down, I do like some of the more weathered examples you have pictured here, Dan.

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