Oct 03-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: October: Oct 03-05
Little Red Barn    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Z-Man

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 06:55 am:

Looks like this little red barn is an inspiration to the trees surrounding it, as they're taking on some of the same hue! Actually the structure alone would have made a nice country scene, but Z-Man captured the sun brightening the barn and the leaves to make it just that much more pleasing to our senses. Fall colors in the leaves are definitely beginning to pop out more and more each day now, what a beautiful time to take a drive in the U.P.

P.S. If you happen to see Z-Man today, wish him a Happy Birth-Z-day! :->

Timothy Paull Colborn (Timmer280) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 07:03 am:

Morning All!

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 07:03 am:

Thanks for the nice picture & Happy Birthday, Z-Man!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 07:05 am:

Great shot Z-man and Happy birthday too.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 07:08 am:

Wow, beautiful pic Z-Man...wish I was taking a walk out there, instead of working at my computer today. Sigh.

Happy Birthday Z-Man. ;-)

By jmac (Jillann) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 07:28 am:

Happy Birthday Z-Man--love the pictures, I have to agree with Sur5er wish I was there instead of where I will be today!

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 08:13 am:

A nice red barn is one of those things that people can take for granted. After we moved here ,we began to miss them,as most of the barns here are painted black. Apparently the Gypsies that travel around and paint barns make their own special black paint,its the only color choice.Another great shot by Z-Man-Happy B-DAY!!

By Cindy Lee Maki (Cindylee) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 08:34 am:

Happy Birthday Z-Man!!!! Love todays picture.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 08:36 am:

Z-Man..Happy Birthday. Celebrate YOU...we will.
Thanks for all your super photographs!

By Sunrise Side MI (Ilovelucy2) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 08:48 am:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Z-MAN!!!! Great Photos, I have the red barn as my background. Everyone have a Great week!

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 08:55 am:

Black barns in Kentucky.......are they not tobacco drying barns ?...hence the use of black....this has been my reasoning.

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 09:21 am:

Very nice picture Z-Man. Celebrate YOUR day in style!

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 09:24 am:

Barns were painted red for several reasons; the ingredents were cheap and simple, a do it yourself stir in mix of raw linseed oil and red lead.

In addition the red lead pigment had anti-fungal qualities for wood preservation. Red lead oxide was sold "by the scoop" at hardware stores everywhere.

By Debra J McCumber (Debrajean) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 10:02 am:

Great picture as always Z-Man. Have a very Happy Birthday today!! : )

By Gordon Schmitt (Gordy) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 10:18 am:

Supposed to be a ship coming under the bridge around 10am this morning, if it hasn't already.
Delivering salt to Hancock.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 10:26 am:

Happy Birthday, Z-man! Saw one of your pics at a little restaurant in Ontonagon Saturday. Nice shot and beautifully matted.

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 10:30 am:


By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 11:13 am:

Happy Birtday Z-Man! Tha red barns in this area all have "See Rock City" on them. Rock City is a local tourist attraction In Chattanooga.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 11:41 am:

Happy birthday Z-Man. The red barn and the beginning of the fall colors make a very nice blend.

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 12:48 pm:

Tom ghering--Thats kind of what I thought too--although the fences and other out buildings are black as well. I believe red oxide was not as available or cheap down south,but I am not sure. We get a group that comes thru town every year to paint fences and barns black, and nobody can beat their prices. And yes all the barns are full of tobbaco this time of year,even if you dont smoke, it smells real good.

By Theresa, Colorado. (Theresa) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 01:31 pm:

Well, Z-Man Happy Birthday from one Libra to another . My birthday was Yesterday...

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 03:03 pm:

Happy Birthday Theresa :)

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 03:30 pm:

My take on red barns was that it identified Catholic farmers..My wife (city gal) bought that for a few year but now just rolls her eyes at that statement. I do agree with the article above about red pigment being the easiest to make and preserves the wood.

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 05:55 pm:

Red lead oxide by the scoop at hardware stores!! That must have been before the days of EPA and environmentalists?? ;-)

By Roger Somero (Rsomero) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 08:55 pm:

When we were kids we would x-ray our feet at the shoe store by Gartners in Hancock. No EPA or anyone else to say how bad this was.

By Jack K (Jackinct) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 10:23 pm:

Happy Birthday Z-Man!!
I've used today's pic (along with others of yours) as backgrounds the last few years.
Thanks for the great photos.

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 11:05 pm:

Z-Man: I want to thank you for giving all of us your wonderful gift in your photography. I look forward to seeing all your pictures on PastyCam. I hope you had a great Birthday, may you win the lottery and all your dreams come true. Happy Birthday
PS: I love the Red Barn and fall display of colors in the background.

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Monday, October 3, 2005 - 11:12 pm:

Hey, anyone else watching skating competition? Susannah Poykio is on right now...first Finn woman to make it to world competition....she's wonderful so far!

By The (Zman) on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 12:54 am:

Thank you all for the numerous Birthday wishes. Its great being 29 for the 16th time.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 01:53 am:

Mr Bill: Don't you mean red ferric oxide FE3O2? In nature as the ore Hematite, or in hydrated form as the ore Limonite. In pure form, the finely ground powder is sold commercially as jewelers rouge for polishing and as Venetian Red a pigment used in painting barns, freight cars etc., or as a pigment in pottery and rubber. This compound was very inexpensive and quite protective even in the water based mixtures they had back then and thus was the product most commonly used and therefore resulted in the traditional "red" barn.--- Whereas anything then and now with lead in it was comparatively expensive and as we know now and I think known back then, toxic to chewing animals in the barns. "Red lead" paints and primers were used primarily on metals, flashings, gutters and the like for rust proofing right up until the 60s & 70s when any lead based paints were phased out because of the toxic propertys. (Granted tho lead based paints are superior in longevity and protection.)
Many people wonder why there is and was "Barn Paint" opposed to "House Paint" when they are similiar. Barn paints traditionally had & have no lead, or other toxic heavy metals or other chemicals detrimental to animals which typically chew or rub on their surroundings. Barn Paints may also contain certain harmless antifungual or anti mildew agents and still sell at reasonable prices whereas House Paints, until the banning of lead, the issue is (was) on protection, longevity, good coverage and beauty!
It has been said that anyone with an old (before
the 1970s) house, garage, barn or outbuildings should never grow vegetables, berrys etc. (Flowers OK if you don't eat them!) around these buildings since years and years of lead based paints slaking off them, or scraped off, has the ground saturated with lead and will be thus present in the berrys and veggies in sufficient amounts to be harmful!

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 05:10 pm:

Yellow and red ochre (iron oxides) were sold as stir in cement and mortar colorants. Good ole red lead is insoluble, except under acidic conditions, when the toxicity of (soluble) lead salts kicks in.

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