Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A barn. Behind my house. Then rain.


No, I'm not going soft. Sheesh. I just love the rain, and I like writing love poetry for my wife. You do know I drink beer, right?

22 comments:

shortensweet said...

I like the rain too. I would like it alot better if I was able to stay in bed and listen to it instead of having to run to work in it and ruin my pretty hair.

After The Blackbird Sings said...

I'm really really digging the picture.

Vivi Alden said...

Hey, your barn door is open...

:>)

Very cool pic, V. Are you standing outside, or are those raindrops hitting a window?

Weston Elliott said...

That makes me want to go out in barn and listen to the rain on the roof!

Keri Mikulski said...

Nice pic! What a great setting for a story. : )

Mary Paddock said...

Old barns and poetry. You do know the way to a woman's heart, don't you?

Gary wrote me a poem for our anniversary a couple of years ago. It took him months to write it, which meant all the more.

Kelly said...

That is one cool pic. That barn would be cool setting for a spooky story...
Writer, poet, now photographer??!
What other talents are you hiding?! (besides guzzling Guinness...)

Big Plain V said...

Shorty -- I think it's ridiculous that your managers expect you to sell electronic gadgets in the rain.

Blackbird -- Thanks, my friend. I don't have the eye you do, though.

Vivi -- Thanks, I'll be sure to close it. (so embarrassing) This pic was taken through a window with mucho water streaming down it.

Wenston -- Cool. I'll bring the beer.

Keri -- Maybe. I honestly never thought of it before.

Mary -- Barns and poetry? That's it? Yeah, I've been trying WAY too hard.

Kelly -- I can draw too. Okay, not really, only a lil' tiny bit.

K. M. Walton said...

What an incredible barn. Great photo too.

So far you're in the lead for the contest over on my blog. But, before you get all pumped up at your witty genius...maybe its because you're the only official contestant.

I smell a BPV victory.

Danielle said...

Love the photo! And it really does look like it needs a story.

colbymarshall said...

I swear it has been raining nonstop here lately. I like your pic, but I wish the sun would come out in my neck of the woods!

VeeFlower said...

Rain makes me happy. Old barns make me happy. So. I guess I'm happy.

Madison said...

If you like rain, move on down here to North Carolina. We've got plenty of it here.

Big Plain V said...

Km -- I don't want to win like this. I want to feel the bones of my competitors being ground beneath my shoe. Could you arrange that for me, please?

Danielle -- Guess what? I'm "giving you something to write about". You can write about my barn. Let me know if you have any questions.

Colby -- No sun. Sun very bright and bad. Makes me squint and gives me headaches. But the rain is oh so soothing....

Vee -- I'm gonna buy you a pack of gum so you can look at barns and rain and chew gum all at the same time. Can you not imagine a greater happiness?

Madison -- Yeah? Colby and Danielle there are from Georgia. They say they're getting too much too. I say there's no such thing as too much rain.

K. M. Walton said...

OOOOHHHH, you have some competition now! Some actual, real competition...

HUBBYMAN said...

AT LEAST YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHOVEL THE RAIN (REMEMBER THE PIC OF BPV CONTEMPLATING THE LONG DRIVEWAY SHOVELING EVENT?)! BUT FOLKS, DON'T LET BPV FOOL YOU -- HE _CAN_ DRAW, AND VERY WELL. HIS ART WORK IS ON PERMANENT DISPLAY AT MONTAGUE HIGH SCHOOL. I'VE SEEN SOME THE THE FLIP CHART CARTOONS HE'S DONE; _AND_! RAY DREW ONE OF THE FUNNNIST SINGLE PANEL CARTOONS I'VE EVER SEEN: IT SHOWS A GUY HOLDING UP A CLERK IN A CONVIENCE STORE. THE CLERK HAS HIS HANDS IN THE AIR, BUT THE CROOK CAN'T SEE THE CLERK'S FOOT HOVERING OVER TWO BUTTONS ON THE FLOOR: ONE LABELLED "911" AND THE OTHER "DUNKIN DONUTS"!!!

abrokenlaptop said...

Oh, you sweet talker. I like "Keeping It Light" well enough, but I have some jaw-droppingly terrible stories out there! One is so badly that a dear, dear friend just kind of shook his head and clicked his tongue at me.

I know you! I've seen you on Carrie Harris' blog, right?

-Mercedes

abrokenlaptop said...

Ha, this is like a slow, slow chat. Perhaps we can convince ourselves that we're taking the time to choose our words with exquisite artistic care...but t'ain't that a'tall. I live in an archaic world. I still write letters by hand. :P

You didn't really delete links! If I have to have my awful stories up there, then so...hmmm, perhaps I should delete some, as well.

So what's a story that you're particularly proud of, then?

VeeFlower said...

Ixnay on the umgay. I have enturesday.

Big Plain V said...

Km -- That's good, but I still need to win. I know a pediatrician who'll accept snazzy new business cards in exchange for the medicine all of my children so desperately need to survive.

Fritz -- My artwork is like my guitar playing, seriously. I'm passable, but not gifted. This isn't false modesty, either, because I believe I'm a pretty darn good writer.

Mercedes -- In keeping with the whole 'slow chat' style conversation we got going on, I responded to this on your blog.

Vee -- Hokey-pokey-day. (That says "okay", right?)

Carrie Harris said...

Yeah, but you drink imports, don't you?

Please don't hit me. ;)

HUBBYMAN said...

BPV: IF I WERE STILL IN RADIO (AND COULD GET AWAY WITH IT) - I'D PUT YOUR SONG "THE STRUGGLE" UP AGAINST ANYTHING ON THE RADIO -- ESPECIALLY IF I COULD USE THE RECORDING THAT _WINTERGREEN_ DID THAT WE HAVE ON VIDEOTAPE (NOW DUBBED TO DVD).