Weekend drive: Barns

Barn 2

For the last few weekends, Big Chuck and I have found ourselves out in the country surrounding Montreal. We've been in pursuit of antique furniture, on leisurely drives, or more recently, picking up car parts for our "antique" 1982 Toyota Corolla, Lola. I won't get into the car right now, she really deserves her very own post.

This past Saturday I decided to bring my camera along to capture some of the beautiful scenery found only 40 minutes outside of downtown Montreal.

Barn 3

Big Chuck and I love barns. We ooooo and ahhhh over them whenever we pass one on the road. We examine their old barn boards and imagine all the furniture we could make from them. We dream about buying one and converting it into our dream home. Of course, on a big farm property there's never just one barn. The main one would be our house, one would be the studio/office, and one a beautiful guest house where all of our friends would come and stay.

Barn 4

On Saturday, as we were driving along, I rolled down my window and took "drive by" photographs of all our favourite barns that day. Lucky for me, the weather was gorgeous and the barns were a' plenty!

Barn 1

In case you're interested, the area we drove around was L'Acadie, Qu├ębec. If you're in the Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa area and know of some barn hotspots, I'd love to know!


Have a wonderful Monday!

xo bess


  1. Those are very, very beautiful photos!

  2. Amazing photos! I love barns! If you drive just a bit north east of Ottawa, just outside of the dumpy town of Renfrew, there are lots and lots of old great barns and they're all built from logs rather than barn board. Definitely worth a drive to see them all. (there are some great ghost towns around there too). ;)

  3. Gorgeous pics! I love how you have your whole fantasy property worked out, with the home barn, studio barn and guest barn. haha!

    I drove from Hamilton to Elora on Friday. We had this incredible fog descend on the area for a couple days and the way that looked across the farmers fields, with the sun setting behind it, was absolutely breathtaking. I wish I had brought my camera and wasn't in a rush to get to my destination.


  4. These photographs are insanely beautiful! I love barns!!

  5. These photos are beautiful, Bess! You guys are really great photographers - the quality of the light is just perfect and the shots somehow look like they're from another time.

    Caroline xo

  6. the autumn lighting is just making the barns golden in your photos!
    beautiful photographs, and your drives sounds like time so well spent together.


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