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The Red Barn Remembers

The old barn kells kilkenny 1
Fujifilm x100
The old red barn. kells, county Kilkenny
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

The Red Barn Remembers

The red barn stands, silhouetted against the sky.
A tree wraps its young limbs about her
as if to protect her from time and age.
Her roof is sagging, color faded ,
An errant plume of red along her frame.

The old barn kells kilkenny 2

Yet, proudly she stands, remembrance of a happy time.
Shelter from the rain, children
Playing in her hair, lovers hiding in her shadows.
Beauty I see now, not bright, not boastful.
With dignity and respect she bows to age.

18 responses

  1. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Just beautiful, Nigel. (words & images)

    October 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

    • Thank you Vicki. That’s a great comment. Thank you. πŸ™‚

      October 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm

  2. 1annecasey

    Ooh I just got goosebumps! Stunning images, Nigel and such beautiful, poignant words. Such an iconically irish subject too!

    October 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ , Very Very happy that you enjoyed this post – yes I love these old Barn sheds

      October 17, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  3. As a less romantic sort of guy – I was wondering what came first the halo or the barn? I can imagine the sort of panic I’d have trying to fit something to the halo. Nice.

    October 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

  4. A beautiful combination. I love the way the old barn stands witness to happier times.

    October 17, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    • Hello Patsy πŸ™‚

      πŸ™‚ yes , these places could tell so many Stories , πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      October 17, 2013 at 11:51 pm

  5. Oh very lovely I love the grey tones! You are fantastic!

    October 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    • Hello Michelle πŸ™‚

      That’s such a welcome comment I love the fact you noticed the colours..

      I don’t not what to say to you last comment, thank you so much would be one thing !! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      October 17, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      • Don’t say anything. I enjoy your work. I am a graphic designer/illustrator and I notice the detail. You are a gifted photographer!

        October 18, 2013 at 2:06 am

  6. Roberto Cabral

    Reblogged this on Β© Roberto Cabral β”‚ FotografΓ­a.

    October 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    • Hello Roberto πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      October 17, 2013 at 11:54 pm

      • Roberto Cabral


        October 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

      • πŸ™‚

        October 18, 2013 at 12:03 am

  7. “With dignity and respect she bows to age.” May we all be as graceful.

    October 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

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