Monday, April 20, 2015

Wisconsin Barns and Good Fences


Barn Near Sand Creek, WI
April 16, 2015


 Another Barn Near Sand Creek, WI
April 16, 2015


Hi everyone. I hope you had a great weekend.  We're starting out this week a bit cooler than last, and are expecting rainy, cool weather all week. BUT, last week we had perfect weather while two of the grandsons were with us, for which I am so grateful.

The photos in this post are from our little jaunt to Sand Creek, WI where we took the boys to lunch at their favorite cafe and then to the park so they could play in Sand Creek.

 Waiting for a cheeseburger and a grilled cheese
(This IS Wisconsin, ya know)



As you might remember from last week, this little guy always chose a huge walking stick, and I had to capture his attempt at trying to make the bend in the bridge while carrying such a long stick. He succeeded. I shouldn't have been surprised.

Railroad Bridge at Harper's Ferry, WV

Why am I including the two photos of the railroad bridge at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia?  Because one of the grandsons asked me why I had named my dog (no longer with us) 'Bridger,' (see sidebar) so I had to explain that I had named my dog after the bridge at Harper's Ferry.  He thought that was really stupid unusual. 'Gramma, people don't name their dog after a bridge!'  LOL


But that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!  Love that bridge.

 Barns and Sand Mine Near Sand Creek


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72 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

The pictures of the grandkids are adorable. Love the shot of them playing by the creek/river. We're having the same kind of weather. Perhaps the rain will help the tulips grow and the grass green up!

Lulu James said...

LOVE your pictures and KNOW your week with "the grands" was perfect. Do you ever make your own cheese? After all you are in Wisconsin!
Blessings!

Nancy's Notes said...

Nothing better than time with the grands! The pictures of them are just delightful, they look like they are having a blast! Sweet post~

Nancy

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, Lulu, I make my own Feta. I've made mozzarella, but it costs no more to buy than to make, so I only did that once.

eileeninmd said...

What a great time with your grandchildren! I love the bridge story, sounds like a great name for your dog.. The barn and sky shots are gorgeous.. Great post! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a wonderful post full of great photos. I love the barn ones of course. The kids look like they are having a blast while visiting with you. The diner looks great. Have a good week.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Perfect photos! I know you had a great time with the boys last week. Are you and Kevin napping this week? Lol!

Deb said...

Cute post, Judy. Kids are such fun to spend the day with. I wonder what I would have named our old dog if I had changed his name when we adopted him from the shelter. I just kept it thinking he had been through enough change. It's nice when a name means something special to us. I really must photograph some old barns around here. There are plenty to choose from. Deb

Dicky Bird said...

Beautiful pictures - of course you eat cheese when you visit here! My brother who lives in another country, craves cheese curds - the fried type...

Paulette said...

Fabulous blue skies, sunshine, with barns, bridges and grandchildren equal a fun blog post to view.

Rose said...

It would be funny if I someday came here and seen a barn that I had also snapped when we went through Wisconsin! I always look forward to your barn posts...partly for that, and partly because WI has some great barns. And a LOT of them.

Mildred said...

So happy you enjoyed great weather for the grandsons' visit. That is so cute with the BIG stick! I love the bridge too. The photo of Bridger on your sidebar is great; I know you miss him. I love the barns and the nice reflections in the water. God bless your day.

Arlene said...

What a fun day with the grandboys!! That looks like a pretty place to visit and hey, I am always ready for a Cheeseburger or a Grilled Cheese. Love the story of your dogs name! I thought maybe it was after jim Bridger, the Indian Scout.

Cheryl said...

Lovely barn shots, but I have to say that my favorite is the little grand walking across the bridge with the walking stick that is twice his height! Soooo cute!! Just yesterday, I thought of your grandson when Bekah and my grands went to walk some paths in the woods and they all had sticks. This morning, there is a huge stick on my back porch that someone left.

Susie said...

Judy, Once again your picture are outstanding. All that blue in the skies and the reflections. Glad you enjoyed your young grandsons. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s. we are to have gloomy weather this week also.

Lynne said...

Wonderful pictures, barns, sites, streams, grands and colors. Perfect pictures!

Tired Teacher said...

You captured some great images on your outing and adventure with the Grands. Seeing the little one with the BIG stick makes me smile.

Sara D.B. said...

Oh, how those blue skies and the reflections are beautiful! They are both soothing and refreshing.
Thank you for the lovely photos!
PS As always, the soap mosaic is wonderful too. I could eat all those soaps, they look so delicious!

Michelle F said...

Hi, Judy!

I love the scenery!

The one with the steam reminds me of when our guys played near the stream.

xoxo

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I enjoyed all of your photos of your week with the grands--so cute. I came over to your blog when I noticed the England shots. I've looked at them and they are beautiful. ♥

Tom said...

The barns look great along the creek. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

My name is Riet said...

Thank you for your visit. Your grandkids are adorable and surely enjoying themselves. I love all your photo's.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Nice barns! I love the reflection of the sky in the water. And the kids are so cute playing by the stream. Have a lovely day!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Judy,
Have walked the Harper's Ferry RR Bridge many times. A good place to be.
:) m & jb
PS Will email you soon. Still not writing large amounts of text. xoxo, m

Karen S. said...

Great photos! What a bunch of fun to be had. My most favorite hours are spent with my children and especially my grandchildren. If you need an uplift, follow a child and play along.

maddie/cadesmimi said...

I enjoy looking at your photos. They are always so beautiful. Funny story about your grandson and what he said about your dog's name :)

Kathy (from Reflections by Kathy)

Judy S. said...

Great photos, Judy. Where is Sand Creek? You'd never know I grew up in WI, eh?

Ginny said...

Great pictures!! I love the ones with the blue sky and water! And of course the bridges. A BIG yes, I do remember the stick! It is a cute thing that has stuck in my mind. He is quite agile with it. I had many happy hours by a creek just like this one. They are cutie pies!

L. D. said...

I loved playing in the small creeks on our farm. I don't know exactly the fascination but it is so cool to see even today. Like all your farm shots and bride too.

L. D. said...

Bridge has a "g" in it. Sorry.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Tut tut little grandson, Grandma's can name their dog after anything we want! :-) Our first dog I called Rachel and it was my MIL who couldn't understand that one - well I thought it was feminine for such a sweet little girl.
It's funny how barns are much the same here as they are in the south - maybe there weren't many building plans available way back when.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Judy.

Linda Kay said...

Love the old railroad bridge, for sure. Looks like the kids are having fun. The barns are lovely, and the reflection in the water is perfect...so still.

Donna said...

These images are fantastic....I love the reflections as well.

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Heide at ApronHistory said...

It does look like perfect weather. The sky is beautiful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What great photos and a fun time you are having! Enjoy your week my friend. Hugs, Diane

NanaDiana said...

Those are beautiful photos, Judy. I love the one of the kids by the creek. How funny about the little guy with the "walking" stick. xo Diana

TexWisGirl said...

laughed at the stupid er unusual comment. :) love the farms and reflections!

Mary Cromer said...

All images bring about such beauty~

Joyful said...

You've got a lot of wonderful photos. Your grandsons sound pretty wonderful too. Signs of Spring are all around you. Enjoy!

Terri D said...

Harper's Ferry!!! I just posted a photo from there last week! We loved going there. Such a beautiful place, full of amazing history!

Shelia said...

Hi Judy! What a great post - love the olden barns and the grandsons are so cute! I know you had a great time with them. We're getting our two tomorrow and they'll be with us for three days! Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Little boys love to play in creeks like this --I'm sure this was the highlight of their day! Your weather looked beautiful as do the barns and scenery. !

Primitive Stars said...

Gorgeous barn pictures, love the reflections in the water. Sweet boys having fun outdoors, that's how it should be.Blessings Francine.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such pretty countryside and seeing the boys playing in the creek is so precious! I am partial to bridges, too :) xo K

ladyfi said...

Stunning shots.

Vee said...

Beautiful farms along the creek. Something strange has happened here in our corner. Working farms are no longer allowed on any stream or river. Can you believe it?

Since we are also in the middle of a cold, rainy week, I can appreciate how grateful you are for a delightful week last week with the grands. Boys are happier when they can be outside exploring and playing and finding the best walking stick.

Sandra said...

LOL on the long walking stick and the bridge. to cute. I love the first photo of the Bridger Bridge, the perspective is wonderful...the sky and the reflections of sky in the barn shots is amazing.

podso said...

I am quite taken by the clouds in all your photos-- and the ones of "boys being boys." Love that walking stick, LOL.

Cynthia said...

I enjoy seeing the beauty surrounds you. Always so calming

Cindy

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful photos, Judy...that sky is amazing! Looks like the boys had a great time :)

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
Looks like a great adventure with those two cute boys.
:-)
I like the Sand Mine photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice to see the boys out in their shirt sleeves!!

Tanya Breese said...

what a fun day...pretty place...lunch sounds yummy!

bj said...

A fun day with grandsons is HARD TO BEAT...:)
and so is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. :)

Shug said...

Fun, fun.....wonderful seeing the kids having a great time. Lots of good fences.....and two cute little guys!

Andy Wilson said...

Referred via Good Fences #57 Run*A*Round Ranch Report

Margaret Adamson said...

Love your Grands and great selection of fences.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lucky kiddos to have such a beautiful area to play in. And of course lucky to have such a nice Grandma. Not to mention the cheeseburger. Yum.

ThreeOldKeys said...

what beautiful barns, skies, reflections and little boys!

can i get a grilled cheese too, please?

i've been to that Harpers Ferry bridge a few times ....

ThreeOldKeys said...

And hey, I was going to fave your Etsy shop, but I already had! I bet your house smells heavenly, especially from the lemon verbena soap.

Felicia said...

beautiful shots of the bridge.

all your images are wonderful.

chuckled about your grandson with the big walking stick.

Ida said...

Those boys are adorable. Loved the Big Stick shot. What a pretty area. The barns are nice and the fences as well. I think it's great you had fun with your grandson's.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful rural views. I'll bet the boys had fun playing in that creek.

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful views in the top photos, and I like the refelction of the clouds in the water. Wonderful bridge as well!!

Marie C said...

Gorgeous photos! And what a lovely time with your grandsons!

Latane Barton said...

The reflections are so pretty, like looking at the picture twice so it must be 'twice as good'. Have a great weekend.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a great creek to play in!

That's what I loved to do, when I was a youngster.
~

Jim said...

These are great.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lovely blues in these photos. The first several photos are so scenic and love the mosaic grand finale.

Fun60 said...

Love the reflection in that first photo.

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