August 8, 2011

Barn Charm...Hollis, NH

I drove through Hollis while visiting Southern, NH this weekend. It was bittersweet as it was a lovely morning for a drive but I was sad to see more major development in the area of the Woodmont Orchards.
Hollis, NH was the first place my father's family lived when they came to America (on Witches Spring Road) and was a quaint farming town on the border of Massachusetts. In the 1970's it grew into an eclectic mix of working farms, contemporary homes, and restored historical homes and farmhouses.
Today it is far more residental with only a handful of the really big working farms from my childhood which made me dream about living on a farm one day.





















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19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

these are great! you certainly did capture the charm of that town - even if it is changing to more residential...

Jill Wellington said...

I love all these photos. That one barn is HUGE! Never seen anything like it. I also love the barn with that thing to haul hay to the upper level.

Elaine said...

Beautiful collection of photos! It is sad to see all the old farms disappearing and new developments taking their place.

Kim, USA said...

Wow different era speaks different barns, great find and thanks for sharing!

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Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous pictures!

bon bon said...

those are some great barns! love the two cupolas. (if those tiny windowed rooms fall under the category of cupola.)

i adore your pups as well. i'm a sucker for those flat-faced furry friends. ;o)

Mari said...

Wow - what a nice selection of barns! I love the yellow one and it's cupola!

Rose said...

Oh, wow, you must love barns as much as some of the rest of us! All of these are so unique...I really enjoyed seeing them.

Ms. Becky said...

oh I love the cupola on that barn in the 4th photo. and the weather vane! you've surely captured some charmers here. it seems that what you describe is happening all over our country - family farms being portioned and sold off into lots where new homes are built. I see it here in Wisconsin all the time and it makes me sad. at least many of the old barns are left, and some even repaired and preserved. happy Tuesday to you.

Tricia said...

Fantastic series of barn shot & I love all the red, also that you included the pond in the last one. Great shots!
One question, is the top image of a barn? If so, that's one HUGE BARN! WoW! =)

Thanks so much for joining in & linking up to Barn Charm =)

Tanya said...

gorgeous photos! it makes me sad to see new development and watch the old torn down so that new houses or stip malls can move in...

Ruta said...

Happy Tuesday! This first image is a house with attached barn that has been beautifully restored.
I love this historic little town although it is rapidly changing from mixed use farmland to what they call a "bedroom community". In 1959 the population was less than 1800. Now the population is nearly 7700 where
54% of the residents work elsewhere in NH and 30% work out of state.

EG Wow said...

It's so beautiful and looks bucolic. How sad it is being overrun by "progress."

Genie said...

Ruta...What a wonderful post and first visit to your blog. I added my name to your followers. So you are in the White Mountains....well, my husband is right now hiking the Long Trail in the Green Mountains...a 3 week hike. He completed the Appalachian Trail 9 years ago so has gone back to Vermont to complete the End to End Long Trail. From the shots he is sending back, I now know why he LOVES it up there in your neck of the woods. If you have not been following his progress, just go back through my blog and you will find the entires. Thank goodness for the iPhone. This is one beautiful piece of property you have share this week. I like the way you were able to capture it from all the different angles and then end with the beautiful water lilies. This has to be one of my favorites this week. Genie

Lesley said...

These falling down and shifting barns are photographers paradise! I love the intense red colour and how you can see the roller strokes on the sides!

Genie said...

Ruta....Keep you eyes out for Buddy now that you know what he looks lie :-) He is in a bed and breakfast tonight so I know he will get a good night’s sleep before that awful section of rock tomorrow. Thanks for the good thoughts. Genie

Beth said...

You've gave us a cornucopia of barn images! Wow--what a delight!
My favorites ar the 4th and 5th. I like the cupula with the multi-paned windows and also the white trim around all the windows being shown off against that red.
The 5th reminds me of a honey comb.
I like the hint of stone foundation and the rusty red and gray roof.
What was the first pic once a barn that was remodeled into a home? It's a beautiful home.
I've never been to New Hampshire, but it looks lovely.

Lady Jane said...

I love Hollis and you really captured its essence. LJ

Carole said...

Wonderful shots.

The barn next to the pond (river?) looks so idyllic.

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