Thursday, February 5, 2015

Red Cedar River, Giveaway Reminder


Sorry, you may think that this is a bait-and-switch, but I have no intention of giving away the Red Cedar River. (You can check out the Giveaway below.)

I apologize to my dear blog friends. I missed Hodgepodge Wednesday yesterday, and have had no time to visit others' blogs. I'm hoping to get caught up over the weekend. In the meantime, I wanted to get these photos of the beautiful Red Cedar River northeast of Rice Lake, WI (where those barn photos came from in Tuesday's post). It was a beautiful sunny winter day. The river looked so blue.
I was glad to get that old square German-style house in the background on this particular farm. There are many houses like that in our area. They have a large eat-in kitchen, and the second story usually has a central hall that runs the full length of the house with bedrooms on each side. Very logical and symmetrical.

 No Skating

I wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone today and remind you that my HomemadeSoapnSuch Giveaway ends Friday night at 10 PM CST. At that time, all the names will be put into a hat and Mr. C. will draw out three winning entries. I will announce the winners on Saturday morning.


Be sure to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway
Entries close Friday night at 10 PM CST.
No hoops, easy entry.

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34 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful scenes Judy. I like the big old farmhouse in the background (and barns). Enjoy your day.

Jacquelineand.... said...

We have a number of similarly styled houses in this area as well; it's one I've always loved.

No Red Cedar River? Well shuckydern!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I love seeing a river that flows by all that snow on it's banks. Very pretty photos!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I guess you wouldn't consider 'selling' the Red Cedar River either, would you? lol Have a good week my friend! Hugs!

Sandra said...

that river is gorgeous. stunning in fact.. I love the first one with the barn and house in the corner.. the way you described the top floor is just how the house is inside on my post today, a wide hall, maybe 10 feet with rooms on both sides.

Karen S. said...

Shucks, really, Minnesota is always ready for another river! Ha! Ha!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Judy, gorgeous photos, as always! If I ever make it to that area, I'd love to go inside one of those houses and check out that layout for myself. Sounds like something I'd like.

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely view of the river and the farm in the background!

Thanks for the reminder about your giveaway! Somehow I missed that post.

eileeninmd said...

Judy, these are wonderful images of the river and farmhouse.. Looks cold there though! Have a happy day!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful blue! love the old farmhouses, too.

Elizabeth said...

Love the farmhouse and river !

Nancy said...

Amazing photos. The house design sounds interesting, especially the second floor.

Linda Kay said...

Judy that water is sooooo blue! What gorgeous pictures to share with us!

Arlene Grimm said...

I love seeing all the wintry scenes you post Judy!! Here it is sunny but cold. And you are right about the Germans..they are very logical people. I am married to a 4th generation German!

Terri D said...

Lovely photos. That little creek is running too fast to freeze!

podso said...

That is a blue river, must be a clear day. That looks like an old, old house.

Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful pictures, cold but invigerating. Blessings Francine.

Susie said...

Judy, Those pictures are beautiful. I love how dark blue the water looks. I like the farm buildings. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Lynne said...

Lovely winter views Judy . . .
I have liked the sun and blue sky here today!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It's nice to see flowing water with snow along the banks. In Ontario where I live, everything is frozen.
It sometimes takes me a few days to catch up on blog reading so it's understandable when someone else does too.

Rose said...

Beautiful. I just really like these shots...

Michelle said...

Beautiful river scenery!

Lorrie said...

Your description of the second story of the farmhouse took me back to my grandparents' home. A large squarish hallway with bedrooms on either side - yep, that describes it exactly! I loved it.

Beautiful river with the dark water and white snowbanks.

Carla from The River said...

Hi Judy,
Your photos are amazing of the Red Cedar. I agree, it is a beautiful river.
Squeeze that Mr. C and tell him to pick me. :-))
Have a great weekend.
Carla

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

We have several of those old square houses around here too. They are my favorite type of farm house.
Love the open water with the snow on the bank

Nancy Shuman said...

Doggone! I was rushing right over to enter the Red Cedar River giveaway! Especially after seeing your stunning photos. If you ever re-consider, let us know :).

ladyfi said...

Such gorgeous snowy scenery.

Theresa said...

Beautiful and can't wait to see if I win:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

These photos are lovely. Loving the Winter river.....

Michelle F said...

The Red cedar River looks beautiful!
I can imagine being there right about now :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Missy George said...

Looks cold Judy..Much like here except our skies are grey today..Have a wonderful weekend..

Ginny said...

The river is a gorgeous blue! And I love the silos and the shape of the barn in the distance.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Beautiful picures of the river... But now I'd like to go inside that house!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Great shots, CM. I hope you don't get caught up over the weekend..! Ouch.

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