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I have never been to Arkansas or Oklahoma, but @xcountytravelers has been there! Along the way as Scott drives, Ren keeps her eye on the landscape and takes photos when interesting things present themselves. And, she keeps an eye peeled for old barns to show me! 😊

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I really like the charming rural scene shown above! This barn in located in a valley near Hobbs State Park & Conservation Area in northwestern Arkansas. The cows, happily grazing in the adjacent pasture adds a special layer of pleasantness to the scene. The lovely colors of the evening sky were enhanced by me when I processed the photo.

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I am sure this barn in the Boston Mountains National Recreation Area in Arkansas was more stately in its heyday, but is falling down now. Ren says that her father made a photo of this barn about 30 years ago when it was standing tall and owned by a friend of his. I think it is so special that she took a photo of the same barn recently, documenting the passage of time.

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I have always been fascinated, even from childhood, at these Beehive burners because of their shape. When I was a child, most folks just called them "kilns" even though they did not serve the exact same purpose as a kiln. They were used for burning the sawdust, bark, and small chunks of wood leftover from the milling process of turning logs into usable timber for construction. Most sawdust and scrap materials are recyled into other products nowadays, as both an economic boost as well as to mitigate air pollution. [source] This shot was made from Oklahoma Hwy 20, outside of Johnson Lumber Company, east of the town of Chloeta.

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This barn is quite large, and is good repair, so it must be part of a still-working farm! It is located on US Hwy 60 in Nowata County, right before entering Washington County to the west.

This screenshot from BING Maps shows the locations of the photos in this blog entry, for anyone interested. The pushpins for (1) and (4) are exact locations, and the middle two (2, 3) are approximations.

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Thank you, @xcountytravelers for sharing these lovely shots with me! You are 50% beneficiary on this post!

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04-Nov-2019

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Beautiful pictures. Everyone is a masterpiece!

I love the effects you put on these photos.

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So cool! Love the photos @xcountytravelers shared 🙂🙂

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I love your old barn pics, and really cool with the effects.
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Nice rural motifs. Thanks for taking us there on a filter-world journey.

Beautiful barns! That is a gorgeous area!

I can imagine with scenery like this Oklahoma and Arkansas are well worth the visit.

I learned from your post! Didn’t know about the kilns!

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Oh, you found out what type of barn #3 was! I am so glad. I hadn't found anything just yet. I love taking the photos for you and try to get at least one per trip.
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Mesmerizing!

All the old barns you get to post continue to look great. I like the community aspect of working on it with others, too! Fantastic.

Love your barn series. It's nice that friends send you photos of them when they're travelling!

The photos looks amazing. It's like a painting. 😊😊

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The barns are back! I've missed them.

We drive through Oklahoma and Kansas on our drive to Nebraska @thekittygirl, I can tell you that I've seen plenty of these barns along the way. 💕

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I loved how you processed the photos. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a great day

The old barn pictures are beautiful. Never having lived in the country setting, I'm fascinated with the seemingly slow pace of life and beauty of nature found in it.

Those barns are beautiful and what you've done with the processing makes them even more special.

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I love old barns. But this is the first time I've ever heard of a beehive burner.

These are really amazing, @thekittygirl. I absolutely love the broken down one, as well as the story behind it.

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You already know it, but I just LOVE the attention you give to your photographs, whether yours or kindly amplifying the awesome of other's photos. I have said it before, but looking at these makes me think of growing up... barns, small-town rural communities. Where "everyone" knew... well, everyone! I also love the new divider you have created... fits right in with the content of anything like this!

I am sure this barn in the Boston Mountains National Recreation Area in Arkansas was more stately in its heyday, but is falling down now. Ren says that her father made a photo of this barn about 30 years ago when it was standing tall and owned by a friend of his. I think it is so special that she took a photo of the same barn recently, documenting the passage of time.

This reminds me of those YouTube Channels, where they adventure through abandoned properties... but I can't help but get teary-eyed, because I think... "that used to be someone's home, barn, maybe even career..." You know?

They say we are becoming a throw-away society, but so many things are at play... anyway, I found your post via the @phc Gold Member Post Highlight and wanted to express how cool these photos are...

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The edits are lovely. Nice to see the old barns.