Monday, April 27, 2015

Wisconsin Barns and Good Fences


I couldn't help it. I had to post this photo of the little grandson standing on his tiptoes, looking down into the water of the creek that flows from the north branch of Pine Creek and into the Dallas Pond. I wonder what was going through his mind. He did have a lot of zombie tales, so perhaps that's what he was checking out. Or perhaps, like his grandma, he simply finds water mesmerizing.

Cattails along the Dallas Pond



These two photos were taken along Highway U, south of Dallas. Highway U has many 90 degree turns in a short distance. The map looks like a zigzag.

One of my favorite rust collections


Good? Fences
If nothing else, it certainly was an eye catcher!

Springtime in Wisconsin

We had beautiful weather two weeks ago when the grandsons were here, then a week of cold and rainy weather. The forecast for this week looks wonderful. Lots of blue skies and warm temperatures. It's perfect weather for happy walks. Gardens and fields will be getting lots of attention this week!

Hope you have a great Monday.

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62 comments:

podso said...

The plate fence is a good one! Someone edges a "natural area" here with china plates like that. Always makes me smile. Nice fences and barns today--and glad you've got some good weather ahead for your outdoor work. Have a good week!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh i just LOVE the little one looking down at the water...that is priceless!

Deb said...

Adorable photo of grandson. These are times he will remember. I have a love of china plates, too, but never thought of planting them. :))

Terri D said...

The plate border is very interesting, indeed!! I love the boots, too! Water does have a way of drawing you in, especially when the weather is perfect and the water is flowing just right.... Great catch!

Sandra said...

super shots today. i love the OLD barn better than the new, both are beautiful. and in the odd fence with plates my favorite part is the old boots. if that were my son when he was that age, he would be scoping for frogs and snakes to capture and torment his mother.. that is adorable.

Dicky Bird said...

Nice photos - zombies...love it! Of course, I watch the Walking Dead. My girls loved troll stories - we couldn't go over a bridge without their saying..."I wonder if there is a troll under there..." Yes, this week in good ole WI is going to be beautiful!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

That rusty barn roof is awesome!

bj said...

That first one is just adorable.
I've seen the plates used like this before...really something unusual and very pretty.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Standing on tip toes...very precious indeed! And the plate fence is cute. Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Susie said...

Judy, Who doesn't love a little blonde haired boy ? I always thought if I had a son he would be blonde as my children's father was blonde. But I had girls. LOL. Two were blondes. :) I think you would win a prize for the most unusual little fence picture ever. Those plates made me smile. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Arlene said...

I find water mesmerizing as well Judy...what a cutie pie!! And that plate fence...very unusual.

Kovács Miklós said...

Hahaha the plate fence is quite funny and interesting for me but it's very creative :)
Have a great day from sunny Budapest

Linda Kay said...

Judy, loved the old barn and the newer one. And that plate collection? What were they thinking. Have a wonderful week.

Kate Mossy said...

I love water too, so peaceful (when it's not flooding!). That plate fence is certainly original.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

THat is an interesting....dish fence.

Love the first picture!

Pamela Gordon said...

A nice collection of photos on this Monday. I like the plate fence and have used plates in my garden before. the rusty barn is pretty awesome looking. Have a wonderful week.

TexWisGirl said...

loved the second shot and your little grand. the rust is great. the plates made me lol!

Tired Teacher said...

Love the rusted barn photo.

I chuckled when I saw the plates - that is something my Mom would have created.

ladyfi said...

Love that shot of your grandson and the fence made out of plates.

Red Rose Alley said...

Judy, I love to see pictures of your splendid Wisconsin. This is a precious picture of your grandson. And Yes, that certainly is an eye catcher with all the plates used for a border. I've seen this before, it must be something new.

Your photos are always so real, and show the beauty of Wisconsin. Have a wonderful week, Judy.

~Sheri

Ginny said...

I love the one of your grandson, and also the plate border. A person here has a small plate border around here tiny flower garden. They are so pretty!

Debbie said...

i saw that "plate edge" somewhere this past weekend, such a clever idea!!!

the tippy toe image is the best, such a great capture!!!

eileeninmd said...

Love your cute grandson on his tippy toes.. And the plate edger is different, I've never seen that before..Love the old barn, great series of photos.. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Debby Ray said...

You know Judy, I keep saying I'm going to do this...one post to share on multiple link-ups. Smart thinking! The #4 pic is amazing and the old gate with dishes is quite a find! Of course we can't forget about the #1 photo of that that cute li'l guy :)

Mildred said...

Your grandson on his tip toes makes me smile! Love the scenery and barns. So happy you will have warmer weather this week. Enjoy every minute.

Tom said...

I also like the rust collection. Tom The Backroads Traveller

happywonderer.com said...

The barns are fabulous. That fence is very unique and a great choice for Good Fences.

Cozy Little House said...

I love old barns. I have a board on Pinterest for just barns.
Brenda

Lulu James said...

Dish edging---creative! As always wonderful pictures!

Donna said...

I love old barns and that is a big creek....the plates make a great border.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The little fellow is into zombies? Back in the 70s we watched The Night Stalker with Darren McGavin and one episode was on zombies that scared the pants off hubby and I.:-)
I like the rusty barn too and as for the collection of plates - recycling at its best I suppose, I have a few plates in my garden.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Judy.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos. The dishes outside are interesting.

Janey and Co. said...

Great shot of your darling grandson. Love the rusty old barn. Happy to hear that your weather is improving.
Janey

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Judy! Some really neat photos! Looks quiet and peaceful there!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your cute grandson is having a good time looking at the water!

I like the "fence" made out of old plates The barns look enormous.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your grandson has pretty hair! Cute photo, but the first thing I noticed was his hair. :) I've seen folks use plates for flower edging, but I wonder what the shoes are for? The barns are wonderful, the old rusty-roofed barn is my favorite. Have a nice week!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Gorgeous spring views of Wisconsin. And the young boy looks so lost in some magical world. A great photo.

Theresa said...

Love these pictures especially that little one standing on tip-toes:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Cynthia said...

Such beauty in these images. Your grandchild looks cute observing

Cindy

Poppy said...

How lovely to have spent such sweet times with your grands, in such beautiful and serene surroundings. The plates around that fence are quite intriguing; have never seen anything like that!

Have a lovely Tuesday!

Poppy

Sylvia said...

Hi Judy, thanks for visiting me today and following along, I am now following your blog. I love old barns, I find them so interesting and often wonder about the people from years ago lived.

Carla from The River said...

Hi Judy,
I love the photos.
We plan to go for a hike this Friday over by Trego.
I would love to hear one of the Zombie stories ;-)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What an adorable picture of your grandson on his tippy toes peering over the edge! I loved the edging of the plates...too cute!

Denise said...

Enjoyed your post.

Lynne said...

Wonderful photos . . .
Love that blue/gray barn . . .
And sweet grandson waiting for the fish to swim by.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's a sweet photo of your grandson. Loving the barn photos. That fence with the plates is certainly different!

Gina said...

Judy, what a sweet plate fence. I love it!

Rose said...

If I were looking into that water, you can bet I would be wishing I had my rod & reel!

Love both your main barn photos...and like the collage below them.

Katie Clooney said...

Love all the pics but my favorite is the one of your grandson. That one needs a frame! Enjoy your week!

Felicia said...

love your fence shot with grandson and the one with the plates is fab. what a wonderful idea.

lovely barns too.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love that first picture with your grandson!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Charming countryside you've shared. Other than the unusual fence lining on the one...I enjoyed immensely the collage sharing at the end of your post.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the first shot with the little one peeking over the fence

bailey-road.com said...

That plate fence is very unique. Love the shot of your grandson.

Ida said...

The shot of your grandson is adorable. Some nice barn scenes and the fence with the plates, different and fun.

Christine said...

Really great scenery and fences! The barns are brilliant but your sweet grandson is the favourite!
such a sweet memory to treasure!

LV said...

Great post. Loved seeing the little fellow taking in the water sights. You certainly do not see many plate fences.

Lois said...

Wonderful post! The one of your grandson is so cute. My grandkids are really blonde like that too!

JES said...

What beautiful photos! And thank you for the kind visit to our blog! I am now following back :) Have a lovely weekend!

Marie C said...

Precious precious grandson! And I love the photos!

Sandi said...

:-)

Sweet grandbaby!

pattisjarrett said...

Adorable grandson. My mom would have snatched up those plates and taken them in the house. She loved to collect beautiful old dishes.

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