White Rock Ranch Rural Collection
Full Thunder Moon Rising
The first full moon of July is known as the thunder moon across the great plains states because of the violent storms that happen during this month.
In Native American Culture it is Called:
In Native American culture it has been known as the buck moon for it is when the most significant growth of deer antlers occurs.
In Astrology it is Called:
In astrology it is known as the Capricorn moon.
It really doesn’t matter what name you happen to call it by. In the early stages of the night, it was huge, beautiful and I am thankful to have caught it on camera!
Four Different Shots Expose for Different Elements:
The image is composed of four different shots taken on July 9th in Brown County, Wisconsin. Each frame was centered on a different subject to expose for that element and incorporated into one complete photo.
The Red Barn Made Me Do It
No Officer – The Barn Made Me
I pulled off on the side of a county road to take a picture of this barn in Brown County, WI. The red barn stuck out beautiful against the snow.
As I was grabbing my camera out of the back of my car an officer stopped and asked if I needed help. It was a nice gesture.
Why Were Barns Painted Red?
He asked me if I knew why most barns were painted red. I did, but really wanted to hear his version. Pretty much the same as I had heard.
Barns were painted by using linseed oil long ago. That gave them a reddish orange look. Some farmers added rust to the linseed oil because it helped to kill algae and prevent it from growing on their structures.
Old Barn in Early Autumn
About This Print
“Criticism is an alluring substitute for creation, because tearing things down, unlike building them up, really is as easy as falling off a stump. It’s blissfully simple to strike a savvy, sophisticated pose by attacking someone else’s creations, but the old adage is right: Any fool can burn down a barn. Building one is something else again.”
Stone Barn in Winter
Stone Barn in Winter – This image adequately depicts the landscape of the country. When you own this piece of art, you will really enjoy it. An investment piece that will make you proud every time you gaze upon her. Making it difficult not to smile and feel the pride that went into building America strong and proud.
The sacrifices families made to get us where we are today. Long days and nights. Work weeks that didn’t stop at 40 hours. You were done when the work was done and complete. The work was never done. There was always something that needed to be completed.
The chances that were taken to give our generation each invention, that took us further from primitive living to modern day conveniences we have today. I feel some of that thought is slipping away and yet, it was not more than 100-150 years ago. Our great grandparents lived this life.
My mission, to keep the memories alive, through the old barn photography prints as well as sharing pieces of history. The advances seem small, when looked at separately. As a whole, they have greatly improved our lives.
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Breezy Meadows Rustic Barn
Fine Art Print / Canvas / Acrylic / Metal / Tote Bag / Greeting Card /
Breezy Meadows Rustic Barn – Every farmer designs a barn for himself. They’re distinctive. Every barn is unique and built to fit a certain need. In the midwest, we see plenty of all stone or bottom stone barns. The stone was an easy choice for building material for our ancestors. As our families cleared and worked the land, they created stone piles.
Stride Away Barn
Dotted throughout the countryside in the Midwest are barns donning beautiful hand painted barn quilts.
The current owner has preserve this classic style barn. Staying true to her original framework and even going as far as using the white washed paint technique from the period, when it time came to restore her timeless beauty.
She Displays the Classic Barn Quilt
What is a barn quilt? Well, it isn’t a full size quilt. It is generally a single quilt block pattern painted onto a piece of wood that measures 8 feet. After they are painted they are hung on exteriors of barns and outside structures.
Barn quilt patterns vary. The majority are comprised of simple geometric shapes, like squares, rectangles and triangles. Some are creative. Telling a story. They honor your heritage.