Monday, February 9, 2015

Wisconsin Barns and Good Fences

Wisconsin barn NE of Rice Lake, WI

I thought this was such a pretty weathered barn and rusty silo combination, and liked the spruce trees sprinkled around the yard. If I had been able to get closer, I suppose I could have had a better photo if I had cut down that nice little maple in the very center of the picture. (No, of course I wouldn't cut down a tree, unless it was a box elder).  There was simply no other angle from which to get any sort of shot of the barn and silo. We take what we can get.


A trio of cupolas

Another square house, red barn, and silos

A sleepy picket fence
near the village of Dobie


Where Frosty goes after Christmas
Garland on a small section of snow fence


 Winter in NW Wisconsin

AND, a happy photo our daughter sent us:

The Couch Potato Duo

I hope you've had a great weekend. I'm looking forward to checking in on y'all.


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65 comments:

Terri D said...

I always love your barn/farm photos! Makes me homesick for my little farming community hometown. Lovely. You may keep your snow, however!! :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love these beautiful country winter scenes :)

Lynne said...

Great pictures . . .
I took a fancy to the sleepy picket fence near Dobie, kinda liked the house too . . .

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the photo with the red barn and noticed the well kept white house has shutters to match in a different hue.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Judy.

Theresa said...

The barns are so pretty! Love the little couch potatoes:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

colleen said...

I can never get enough of old barns and really like fences too. Thanks for sharing

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing those pretty barns with us. I love how they look with all the snow. Have a nice day and week.
Julie

Sandra said...

i love the photo just as it is, that is one beautiful barn, but the whole photo is gorgeous and the trees make it even better...i would be happy with this one hanging on the wall... and the house in the snow is wonderful... two cuties on that couch

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The picket fence sure is a quaint setting. Everything looks so pretty with snow on the ground! Enjoy your week my friend! Sweet grands, too! It's such fun to get photos. Hugs, Diane

Arlene Grimm said...

I love the picture of the village of Dobie...by the way my husband is watching the dvds of the old Dobie Gillis series.lol. And those sweet grands...so glad that technology allows us grandparents to peep in on those that live far away.

Terri B said...

These are all great shots, and the kiddos are adorable. I love snowy barn scenes- so pretty.

Linda Kay said...

Judy, nothing sweeter than kids in jammies all snuggled under blankets. Enjoyed your barn pictures.

Susan said...

Loved your photos and your grands are adorable. Are you knee deep in snow these days? We are and more is coming down outside the window as I write. Sometimes winter seems too long. Susan

happywonderer.com said...

Great barns and fences in lovely snowy settings!

Ginny said...

This photo of your grandchildren is adorable!! The baby is laughing at the faces the older one is making! These are huge barns!! I like the first one that the stupid little tree blocks. I'm impressed with that one. I like the little thingies on the roof, too.

Linda H said...

Love your farm/barn photos.... Two cutie-patooties on the couch!!

podso said...

What cute coach potatoes! It looks like that blue silo might be on the newer side of things. And I guess this was the best time to photograph that barn--leaves in, less to see.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the rounded roof of the red barn. I don't see many that shape here north of Toronto.

Nancy said...

Another wonderful series of photos. If I lived in your area, I'd be cruising the roads with a camera all the time!

The little guy on the left looks pretty mischievous.

TexWisGirl said...

that first one is great. love the cupolas and shorty silos. :) sweet scenes from home. :)

Karen S. said...

I've always wondered where Frosty went, now I know! Great wintry moments and what adorable little ones too!

L. D. said...

As a farm boy in southern Iowa, the cupolas were fascinating. I knew that the farmer who had them was a rich farmer and our poor sheep barn style had nothing.

Tom said...

Man that's a big barn! Tom The Backroads traveller

Rose said...

As always, I really enjoy your photos. Like the happy pair at the end, also!

Stephanie said...

As always, your photos are beautiful! They look like the belong in a calendar :) Happy Monday!

Jerralea said...

Love your wintry scenes. The barn and silo pic is wonderful.

As a grandmother, I like your last photo best! So cute!

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a beautiful barn and silos that wouldn't be visible in summer much with the leaves on the trees. Lovely collage too. And the couch potatoes are pretty cute little guys! Have a blessed week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your grandchildren are adorable, Judy! I love the barn in the first photo--it is so impressive in size!

Primitive Stars said...

Love the barns but that fence is adorable. Sweet kiddies, Blessings Francine.

Diane said...

Great pictures as usual. So nice to see a blue sky too!!

Cheryl said...

Love photo #3!! It has a post card quality.

Your last photo is also a winner. So cute! It looks like Big Brother has a fan! :)

Michelle said...

sweet, sweet boys

LV said...

Enjoyed seeing all the sights you shared. However, I dearly love the children best.

Carol Z said...

Thanks for bringing the prettiest of the winter to me. Love your photos!

Felicia said...

great barns and fences but the couch potato duo is the icing on the cake.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The grands are so cute! Love your barns and fencing. Red barns are my favorites with the weathered old barns a close second!

Margaret Adamson said...

All you barn shots are fabulous and the grand kids are looking wonderful

Sarah said...

The colours are so soft - beautiful photos of beautiful buildings!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Lovely photos...love the barn and the snow scenes and the kids are adorable :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That Couch Potato Duo is the cutest pair!!! Don't you love to get those happy photos!?! Beautiful winter scenes... =) blessings ~ tanna

Sara D.B. said...

So much sunshine, outdoors and on the couch! :)

Donna said...

I love barns and picket fences...one reason we enclosed our back garden with a picket fence.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your farms always look like pages from a story book ... Even the weathered barns are enchanting.

Happy grand babies!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Red barns on snowy lands! Beautiful!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos. They are so interesting.

eileeninmd said...

I almost missed this post. I love the first barn shot and the picket fence.. Lovely photos and mosaics.

Debbie said...

ohhhh man, that's beautiful country, where you live!!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such beautiful country scenes! Love the barns! <3 Precious little ones, too! xo

Jim said...

Terrific barn shots

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Beautiful pictures all together!
That view of the snowy blue river is fantastic :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Shug said...

The last picture may not melt the snow, but I know it sure melts your heart. Such cuties.
The big ol' barns in the North are absolutely gorgeous. The fence is charming...
Have a Blessed day

NatureFootstep said...

they have a long christmas as it is still decorated fences :)

carolann said...

These all are a winner in my heart.

I enjoy coming to see.


Thank you.

Amy Burzese said...

Oh, those wonderful cupolas. We don't have many of those in our neck of the woods. Thanks for these beautiful scenes and for linking this week. A couple of cuties in here too.

bailey-road.com said...

Love the sweet little white picket fence.
Cute couch potatoes!

Ida said...

Wonderful barns. Don't you hate it when you can move trees for a better shot. Red seems to be such a popular color for barns, (I wonder why). Neat fence shots. I think that Frosty made me smile. So did those cutie pies at the end of your post.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Sweet couch potatoes!
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Michelle F said...

I love the house in the picture with the picket fence.

But, nothing beats the picture of the 2 couch potatoes.

Carola Bartz said...

Your barn photos are always so beautiful, and I also like the sleepy picket fence. The "couch potato duo" is wonderful! You must be so happy to have them in your life.

Pauline Woodcock said...

The sleepy little picket fence is lovely but it just can't compete with those fabulous barns in my book. Lovely scenes. Cute grands, too.

Ruth Kelly said...

While you are still covered with snow, we are having spring weather here. Not even jacket weather. Love the little fence shot.

Anne Payne said...

I just love seeing your photos of Wisconsin! We haven't had any snow here in the foothills of NC yet but maybe next week. Your grands are adorable!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful barns and adorable grandboys!!

Feral Turtle said...

Thanks for stopping by! Just having a snoop around and I have to say you have some amazing pics!! I love snowy scenes. I also love making homemade soap and I am looking forward to being one of your newest followers! Cheers.

J_on_tour said...

Just a quick comment to say that the compositional crop of the first two pictures are wonderful.

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