Friday, June 10, 2016

Bucking Convention

Barns, if they are painted, seem to be usually red in this part of the world. Not sure why, but that's the way it is. So, on our trip to Prince Edward County today, it was lovely to see a lavender barn.

We had pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven, with salad at Norman Hardie's vineyards. Bill had a bit of wine with his. Perfect day.
P.S. Appropriately, I was knitting with purple too--the Fusion cardigan in "Frank's Plum"--for Isabel.


  1. Mmmmmmmm - My second favorite color!!! Perfection.

  2. On my side of the border, barns were traditionally sealed by painting them with linseed oil mixed with rust. The rust helped deter moss and other stuff from growing on the wood. When modern paint became available, many farmers chose to keep the color the same, but there's no reason anymore beyond "That's the way it's always been done." Hooray for purple barns, and for thinking differently!