So, the other day

I was reflecting on a few things.


On a hazy morning, as the fog was lifting, I wondered what our country-side would look like if every farm owner had the means and desire to maintain their barns, like this 1917 beauty near Arthur, Illinois??


I confess, I drool a bit whenever I drive past it.

What if we all make sure we slow down enough to take in beautiful sights … 22LakeBench and unique, funny sights?


Would we be a little less stressed?

Would we feel a little less like kicking and scratching the shreddings out of each other?  Then, hiding our heads in shame!22BubblesTP

I’m not sure. But, I do know it is hard to put the cat back in the bag after it has been let out.22BubblesBag

Don’t let today get away from you ~

reflect a little ~ ponder the possibilities before the sun sets on them.22Sunset

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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16 Responses to Reflecting

  1. Aquila says:

    Love that barn. I’ve been past it once or twice. Would love a look inside. Have a beautiful day.

  2. says:

    Ohmygosh! What beautiful photos. And my little grey fuzzball kitty, he’s mostly grown up!

  3. Oh what a beautiful post. And you are so right. We need to take more time to enjoy and reflect. Your photos are super .. love the reflections and as for that barn. I would stop and stare and be envious also 😀

    • The barn is along a busy road, or I would have stopped and gotten more pictures!! I thought it was interesting that the reflection on the pond seemed more vibrant than the landscape! It was a beautiful day.

  4. pattisj says:

    That little kitty is growing! Beautiful landscapes. Love the “poscht office.”

  5. Linda Burkhart says:

    Thanks for the smiles. Hope you have a wonderful day!:)

  6. Bill says:

    I sometimes get barn envy. By the time we owned this farm and could start trying to repair and restore things our old stable was too far gone to save. What a pity. It wasn’t as grand as the one in this post, but it must have been a beauty in it’s day.

    I like your advice–relax, reflect, appreciate. Good reminders to slow down.

    Have a great weekend.

  7. I love the pictures but am having difficulty reading the copy on the picture.

    • Hmmm, I haven’t had anyone else post that they have trouble reading the text on the pictures. Just to clarify, is the the small “” signature in the corners that you can’t read well?

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