Monday, March 17, 2014

The Emerald Isle, St. Patrick's Day

 Holsteins happy to be back in the pasture

Is Ireland really any more 'emerald' than this? Just look at all this green.  I took these photos in my neighborhood last May. Scenes like these are why I love Wisconsin, especially from May through October.

 Happy Jerseys on Pasture


 Contented Cows




Happy Draft Horses


Panic among the deer
May 4, 2013 Snowstorm
18"

I hope we don't get a snowstorm again this May. I've not been noticing deer in the fields this winter at all. It's been a tough winter for wildlife. :-(




Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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35 comments:

Trace4J said...

I just love your photos.
Woolie O Blessing :)

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your rural spring green scenes today and enjoy seeing cows in the pastures around our area too. I'm sure they will be very delighted to get out of the barns soon everywhere! Happy Monday to you.

Susie said...

Your farm pictures are wonderful. I like the old barn. I like to see the animals out in pastures...where they are meant to be. Those big work horse are pretty with their hairy feet. Hope you are having some warm up . It still a bit cold here...but the snow has melted away. Blessings for a great week, xoxo,Susie

Jenn C said...

Ahhhhh.. the green of the Midwest... oh how I miss it!
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Judy!

Diane said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! LOVE the feathers on that draft horse.

Estelle's said...

Judy, your photos are so beautiful! Wisconsin is such a very pretty state! Hope Spring will soon be at your door! The cows are so very lovely! Also I adore the picture of the barn! Thank you for sharing!!!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

No, I don't think Ireland is any greener then Wisconsin! Sometimes I think we even rival London for rain and fog! Lol!

podso said...

Beautiful photos! The one of the cows lying down is spectacular especially! This is the only missionary holiday, by the way. We are having sleet down here in the sunny south today!

Eva Ason said...

I love all these green pictures, it is actually very green here in Ireland. You see it more when the sun shines, today it's sort of a bit cloudy but still nice. I sure hope you won't have any more snow storms, reckon you've had your fair share of snow this winter. Happy Monday!

Lynn Blaylock said...

You have a true gift of words but your photos are simple and perfect. I love how you capture moments. I wish I could say which one of these pictures I prefer..I like them all.
Wisconsin is beautiful I can see maybe I'll travel that way someday and see it for myself.

Have a wonderful day!

Chatty Crone said...

I love your photos and your home area. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Ruth Kelly said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you too. Love the shot of the draft horse and the little green doll.

Donna said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, sweetie!

Primitive Stars said...

Happy St. Paddy's day to you too. Loved the beautiful pictures, stunning, Blessings Francine.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful outdoor photos! And look at that sweet dollie! She looks ready to wink! Enjoy your day my friend! Best o' luck!

Sandra said...

the happy horse makes me happy and those wonderful soft big eyed contented cows make me really happy

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for my dose of happy dairy cows!!!

Artsy VaVa said...

Beautiful pictures. I would have thought that first picture was Ireland if you hadn't said it was Wisconsin!! Have great week.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the horse, what a beauty. so pretty. Happy St. Patrick's day to you!! have a lovely day. we are having lots of snow & ice today. my 1st white patty day ever. don't ever recall this happening before??! i can just don't know. ( :

Vee said...

It is a lovely green...must be all the snow! Happy St. Pat's to you.

Joyce said...

I don't know if Ireland is any more green, but I do think they get far less of the white than Wisconsin : )

Terri D. said...

I'm sure Ireland is no greener than your pastures! Beautiful photos.

I feel for the wildlife, too. It has to be horrible for them, but God knows His stuff, I guess.

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Green is my favorite color, although I'm not of Irish decent. :)

Life Happens said...

I'm dreaming of green fields instead of fields of white fluffy snow that we got last night! Happy St. Patricks Day!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous photos!

Love you, my fiend, and am praying the weather turns warmer for you soon!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

xo

Sheila

Debby Ray said...

What lovely green countrysides and images from the country! Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Denise said...

Love this post. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous photos! It's so green! Happy St. Patrick's Day! ♧♧♧

Stephanie said...

Oh what a lovely post, dear Judy. The grass is so green and that horse is amazing! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs!

Lady Linda said...

Such pretty pix, so peaceful and just nice to look at. Happy St Pat's Day.
How are you doing?
Linda

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful pics - the greenest pastures of the like you would expect to find on the Emerald Isle Judy!
I haven't been there yet but I'm planning a visit later in the year, to find my Irish roots.
I'm working in the dairy industry here in New Zealand - there's nothing nice than walking through a paddock of contented Jersey cows - I agree!
Hugs
Shane

Terri Henkels said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos - I wouldn't even be able to pick a favorite because each one is awesome. I wish it was green in Iowa!! Stopping by from Treasure Box Tuesday

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You have the perfect "Irish" green!

Robyn Goddard said...

Judy,
The Jersey cows pictures are my favorite. I have always loved their little square shaped heads.

I can't wait to see green grass, tree buds and flowers. Thanks for reminding me spring is near.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Wonderful series of photos...Happy belated St Paddy's Day♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/lunar-mode/

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