:) It's beautiful! And that barn is huge! Very interesting shot Marilyn. Is is really tiles?
This barn series is great. All in one piece and beautiful. Good job.
What a fantastic buildings Marilyn! Do you know for what the silo was used in the past? Or is it still in use?
Very interesting picture!
Greetings from Ria
wow what an eyecatcher Marilyn and really wondering how tiles came in use like this...is it an artistic silo?? Best wishes, Peter
Thank you, Bruce, Nawitka, Margot, Ria, and Peter.
I have seen silos of glazed tile several places, including western Lower Michigan and north-western New York State, but I've never before had a chance to photograph one. I spotted this on Friday as we drove south along the Interstate highway on which the red truck is traveling in the picture. We took note of the nearest freeway exit, but when we returned on Sunday, we still had to do considerable hunting on country roads before we finally found the silo and barn. Fortunately the clouds had given way to sunshine, and I doubt that the lighting could have been any better. And I don't think I'd ever seen such a colourful tile silo!
Silos are used to hold chopped-up corn [maize] and other grain as feed for farm animals. The farmer carefully watches the water content of the crop, and harvests it when the water content is just right, so that it will ferment properly. Occasionally liquid leaks from the bottom of silos, and there are stories of drunken chickens and other farm animals who have indulged in it!
In looking at this silo from another angle, I could see clearly that it is no longer in use, but I'm very glad it is still standing beside the large, weathered barn, adding colour to the landscape.
What a magnificent Silo, Marilyn! I bet you sang a little song when you spotted this one! Good gracious, it's stunning! Along with the others, I have never seen anything quite this beautiful before, especially in the line of silos. My word, It is just beautiful. A work of art, no doubt. It far exceeds any of the silos that remain in this area, I can assure you!
What a delightful treat, and thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Warmest regards from Georgia,
Unusual way to do a grain silos! I love your rural photos!! You are one of my favourites friends in panoramio.
Certainly another classic of American rural architecture, Marilyn. I too like the landmark, the artistic tiling and this unique contribution to Panoramio.
Thanks for the nice comments, Paul, Mary Alice, Luca, and Ian. I'm so glad that you share my enthusiasm for this unusual and colourful silo! I was delighted to find it and at a perfect time of day, too.
Another wonderful barn/silo shot! Southern Wisconsin has some gorgeous old barns. They seem to be in better repair than most of the barns in our area!
Thank you, Billy. I think this is a wonderful silo and I'm glad your eye is pleased, too!
And joyfotos, once every few years we travel between our summer home in Door County and my hometown in extreme northern Illinois. Whenever we do, if I had my way, we might spend days rather than a hours on the trip, there's so much wonderful rural Wisconsin to see and photograph!
That silo will out last us.
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