After spending a day exploring and photographing The House on the Rock, our time off was coming to an end. We packed up the car and headed on our way back home but of course, we took notice of the surrounding views. Not only is the landscape beautiful in this area, the counties of Vernon and Monroe Wisconsin, also have some interesting barns, including many round barns. I encourage you to get lost in the countryside no matter where you reside; each state has its own unique features and architecture!
Old MacDonald had a farm, E, I, E, I, Ooooooo
simple and superb work
Excellent sequence of eye catching compositions. 🙂
Round barns? That’s interesting! This area looks beautiful. There’s something about the country that makes you want to stay.
I agree 100%!
Beautiful pictures, Cynthia! Everything looks beautiful. You make me want to visit so many places. 🙂
Another great series of photos from a spectacular time out and about. We always seem to find some interesting things.
They are very unique!
These are wonderful barn photos Cynthia. So much history you caught in your pictures. Love the cow photos too. Just a great post and images to feast on.
Thank you- Have a great week 🙂
Are the round barns Shaker barns? And what is the story of the lighthouse?
Good question! Wikipedia states “Early round barns were particularly associated with the Shaker community, Despite considerable publicity of the 1826 Shaker barn, the design did not become popular until the 1880s, when some agricultural colleges began to push the design as they taught progressive farming methods, based on the principles of industrial efficiency. It was between 1880–1920 that round barns were most popular in the United States, especially in the Midwest. The rise in popularity and the promotion of round barns occurred surrounding the new focus on efficiency.” It appears the the two words round and shaker barns intertwine. Interesting!
And what in the world, is that a lighthouse in a field? I wonder if it used to be a silo?
Yes, It used to be a silo- very creative I thought!
Another great set Cynthia. I enjoyed all the animal shots, you seem to capture their personalities. Horses seem chill, cows look so serious. 🙂
that is so beautiful 🙂
Oh my, that image at the top?? I WANT that print hanging in my house! Beautiful job as usual Cyndie. 🙂
Thanks Karen… You might just get your wish!
These are terrific Cynthia – how about that easter bunny?! And the barn with the dot is wonderful 🙂
Creative farmers 🙂