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February 2017 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Barns
Don’t stall: See eye-catching structures from the countryside

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    Rick Roberson, United Cooperative Services: What remains of a barn near Lometa
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    James Eaton, CoServ: Moon rising over an old barn in Collin County
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    Pepper McCarty, CoServ: After a night of rain, the sun broke through the clouds to create this sunrise in Flower Mound.
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    Jennifer Tuggle, Cooke County EC: “I enjoyed your October article on Patti Wolf and her new [quilt] trail in Texas [A New Trail in Texas, October 2016]. Patti made my boss a quilt square for one of his barns. This is the only quilt square from Patti Wolf in Cooke County.”
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    Jo Bradshaw, North Plains EC: “Our gelding, Rachel’s Funny, waiting to be fed at sunset. He was my friend Rachel Beard’s horse, named Funny. She passed away in 2011, and I promised her mother I would take care of him, and he will always be loved, and he will always be Rachel’s Funny.”
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    Web Extra: Shahbanu Malak, CoServ: A barn good scene
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    Web Extra: Sharon Grimes, Central Texas EC: Kairos The Celebration Barn illuminated at night with power from Central Texas EC
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    Web Extra: Pepper McCarty, CoServ: Snow fell overnight, coating branches and the rooftop of this barn in Flower Mound.
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    Web Extra: Wade Snider, HILCO EC: Photo taken by son Kaden
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    Web Extra: Sharon Draker, Bandera EC: Grand Teton National Park right after a heavy snowfall
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    Web Extra: Steve Wilson, Fannin County EC: Morning fog before chores

As the first warm rays of sun kiss the top
Of the weathered roof, and begins to glow.
For as long as it stands the sun won’t stop,
As its light shines on the old barn below.

It’s the same for each of us every day,
Though weathered and old we will stand alone.
And we’ll feel every golden sunlit ray
Shinning on our face ’till the day is done.”

—From The Old Barn by Betty Janko