Anyway, Iowa vs Minnesota in terms of barns seems to be, and has been, a bit of an unfair advantage to me. Barns in Minnesota seem to be far more scarce than down here. So, stipulations as to how I could gather the images were made. I could only post pictures of barns seen while I was riding and I couldn't post the same barn twice. I have tried to stick to that since. But even then, I still wallop Jason in the barn pic numbers. So, eventually he bowed out. That said, I ended up loving doing this so much I keep posting new barns when I find them.
So, despite there being no "barn image contest" anymore, and whether or not Jason even sees these anymore, well.....none of that matters. I'm going to keep documenting barns as long as I ride gravel. Here are some from my ride yesterday......
|This was about a quarter mile off my route.|
|And this one was practically in the road!|
|Sometimes they are tucked away in a wild growth of trees and underbrush.|
|I saw a couple unusual cinder block barns with rounded roofs.|
|Typical barn in my area.|
|The other cinder block barn I saw.|
|Barn quilts aren't super common in Black Hawk County. Note the apple tree and apples on the ground.|
Hope ya'all enjoyed that!