The Beautiful Prairie

There are days when the wind howls and blows across this flat land, the endless gray skies and treeless prairie strain the eyes.

Then we have mornings like this one, which started out foggy but burned off to a sky of spun silk and golden sun.
Spun in the Sky

Instead of taking the main road to work, I headed down a back road which took me past this cool shed / barn.
The Barn

Both photos were taken with my iPhone4s and adjusted slightly using Photogene2.
Linked to This and That Thursday and Rural Thursday

Mira Crisp  – (February 2, 2012 at 7:03 AM)  

Hi Shirley! Your second shot is wonderful but I like the first one very much too. The composition in the first one is just lovely.

Susan  – (February 2, 2012 at 7:04 AM)  

Oh my...what beauty!! Great captures...

Hope you have a great day♥

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm  – (February 2, 2012 at 7:05 AM)  

I love the moving clouds above the barn - gorgeous!

Thanks for linking up with Rural Thursdays :-)

Nadege,  – (February 2, 2012 at 7:06 AM)  

Wow, I love the sky in these amazing images.

I see from your gear that you own a 70-300mm nikkor lens. I'm thinking of buying one. What do you think of it.

CameraCruise  – (February 2, 2012 at 7:10 AM)  

Wow, great shots of the beautiful sky!

Anonymous –   – (February 2, 2012 at 7:33 AM)  

Great looking barn and even better looking sky!

Liz  – (February 2, 2012 at 7:39 AM)  

Wonderful shots with a lovely sky. The second shot is my favourite.

Unknown  – (February 2, 2012 at 7:40 AM)  

This is stunning! I can't believe you captured that with your phone and on your way to work too!

Anonymous –   – (February 2, 2012 at 8:16 AM)  

Beautiful barn & gorgeous sky! WoW! =)

TexWisGirl  – (February 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM)  

lovely! came over from rural thursday. :)

Nancy  – (February 2, 2012 at 10:38 AM)  

Love the wispy-ness of the clouds and that barn is fantastic, Shirley.

Thank you so much for linking up and sharing at Rural Thursday. :)

Sherry  – (February 2, 2012 at 10:52 AM)  

Your pictures just draw me in! I know I've said it before, but this Southern California girl loves looking at that blue sky without the ever famous smog layer under it. haha. Great shots. I definitely have Instagram/iPhone envy. =(

Christina Klas  – (February 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM)  

Love these photos! The sky is incredible.

deb duty  – (February 2, 2012 at 1:43 PM)  

You should definitely take this route more often! These are gorgeous images. I love that old barn. I'm going to check out that app.

Tanya Breese  – (February 2, 2012 at 2:06 PM)  

that barn is great and those skies.....WOW!

Coloring Outside the Lines  – (February 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM)  

Love the clouds almost as much as the barn- nice shots!

Michaele  – (February 2, 2012 at 6:48 PM)  

Awesome sky shots! Looks a lot like where i am from.

Charade  – (February 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM)  

I found your site via Rural Thursday - and that first shot of blue sky took my breath away!

Anonymous –   – (February 2, 2012 at 9:55 PM)  

Great pictures from a phone.

Evelyn S.  – (February 2, 2012 at 11:41 PM)  

I think I've visited you before....I remember the "chemical engineer" part! Wonderful capture of the expanse of beautiful sky and clouds...and that old barn is special. (Have you ever posted on Barn Charm?)

Elizabeth Edwards  – (February 3, 2012 at 6:25 AM)  

wow, great shots. i came over thank to "rural journal" ... you should link up with "barn charm" for tuesdays. wow... you have such a great eye. happy to have stopped by. take care. (:

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography  – (February 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM)  

Another reason to get an iPhone. Love the blue skies and the barn is perfection.

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