Monday, April 25, 2016

Wisconsin Barns, Treasures, and Good Fences



We had lots of family here over the weekend, which was great fun, and it was Mr. C.'s birthday yesterday. He's now much older, but still younger than I am. I suspect that's a permanent condition. And as usual when we have company, I neglected to take pictures of them. It's a little difficult to host and take pictures, particularly because no one really wants to cooperate with having their picture taken. Ever experienced that? I figure there's no need to deliberately annoy them. I can do that easily enough without trying.

I took these photos in late March or April of this year in the Westby, Viroqua, Cashton area of Wisconsin. I know, I keep posting photos of that area, but when May arrives, our area will be more photogenic. Right now, in NW Wisconsin we're in that not-so-pretty time of the year. It's the mud and pollen season. Soon those tiny leaves will be much bigger and more flowers will be in bloom.

The church at the top right is St. Mary's, east of Cashton. It's on a ridge, and the road down to the valley is steep, as you can see by the sign.

I think these are Herefords. You can correct me.
Near Avalanche
(SE of Westby)

 But we do have daffodils in full bloom right now, for which I am so grateful!


Judith's Mosaic Monday will now be the last Monday of each month, rather than weekly. Thank you, Judith, for the opportunity to link to Mosaic Monday!

and Theresa's Good Fences


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Have a wonderful day, friends!

Judy

43 comments:

Susie said...

Judy, sending birthday wishes to Mr. C. Love the barns, but oh looking at that snow is chilling. I always told my sisters -in law to never get older than my brothers. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Karen S. said...

You bring such beauty to my grey and rainy morning! Have a marvel of a week ahead!

Stephanie said...

Hapy belated Birthday wishes to Mr. C! I know what you mean about finding it difficult to take photos when you are at family gatherings. There is much to do and lots of sweet people to talk with.

Lovely photos! It was a delight to see the daffodils. Have a great week. Hugs!

Tracy Batchelder said...

I often neglect to get pictures of the adults when we're together as a family. The grandchildren are still young enough that they don't mind, even if they have bedhead, but the adults want to look good first. Love the daffodils!

Small City Scenes said...

It's so funny about different parts of our great country in that we bloom at different times. Our Daffodils are done, our Tulips are done and my greenhouse is full of all the plants I have to put out in the garden areas. But and there always is a but--it is chilly and raining out now and I just don't want to garden in the rain. I am glad you have the cheery Daffs blooming for you now.
MB

Christine said...

Happy birthday Mr C! Hosting get togethers and trying to photograph the event are incompatible and polar opposites for me too!
The church on the hill is beautiful and I loved the photo of the old machines.
Have a lovely spring week!

The French Hutch said...

Wow, it's just morning here and I suspect we are in the eighties already. Your photos of the cool early spring days look so good to me. The daffs are my favorite flower and ours are long gone. Family get togethers are the best and yes, of course they all say nooooo photos! Love your post and all the photos. Happy Monday…….

Sandra said...

you know i love the cows and the barn behind them, but not the fact they live in Avalanche. ha ha. love he church... yes, i have noticed no one wants their photos taken and i am with them. i try to stay behind the camera not in front... at least nature cooperates with our desire to photograph

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I relate perfectly to your first paragraph! I could swear you had been at one of our family gatherings. (The part about annoying without trying made me smile too... I'm sure it's not as true of you as it is of me.) Thank you for the lovely rural scene and most of all for the wonderful daffodils -- a favorite flower that I've probably already (annoyingly) told you I miss because they don't grow here in SW Florida.

L. D. said...

Yep it is a hereford. My dad raised them when I was a kid. Happy Birthday Mr. C. You did capture some great buildings here.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Happy birthday to Mr C, Judy. I understand about photographing and hosting events. Something has to give and it's usually the photos. Your daffodils are so pretty. Our's are long gone, so it's nice to see yours in bloom. Enjoy your day. ♥

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Judy! I love the mosaic images and the shot of the cattle. The daffodils are beautiful. Happy Birthday to Mr C. Family gatherings are fun! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday Mr. C!!! I love those pretty daffodils! We just got back from buying a few flowers to plant. I'm glad my hubby is a workaholic! heehee! Hugs!

Lynne said...

I find the same problem when everyone is visiting here at home. It seems I can't coordinate picture taking and hosting!
Happy Birthday to your younger, yet now older husband . . .
Colors are bursting here finally . . .
Yellows in the dafffies . . . some Red Bud and other flowering trees . . .
Right now today, I can say, plenty of spring beauty!

Terri D said...

As always, I love the photos you choose to share with us. How great that you had family all weekend...we did too!! Nothing better!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Your daffodils are so pretty. I miss seeing them. I've planted bulbs before, but they only last a year or two here. Too hot. Bummer.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Judy, lovely photos! I am not surprised that Judith is slowing down with the link party...she seemed burnt out with it awhile ago which is why I stopped linking up. Times change :)

Ashley said...

Happy birthday Mr. C.
Those photos are just lovely. :D

Love,
Ashley
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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy birthday, Mr C! I love the photos of the barns. I've only been to a small area in Wisconsin and would love to see more of it one day!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

The wintry views are beautiful, but your daffodils are the best! :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the barn bit the daffodils have lite up my day.

Vee said...

Daffodils and stone walls=great combination! Happy birthday to Mr. Cranberry. Funny about that camera. We also celebrated a family birthday on Sunday and no pictures to document the day. I feel as if I am slipping.

Tom said...

Judy, such a great collection of treasures from the past. Life sure would be boring if these things disappeared. I hope that you return soon, but leave the snow behind.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great to see the smiling faces of the daffodils. Ours are still shivering as we are in a cold spell right now.

Peggy Jones said...

Yes our daffodils have come and gone. Waiting for other flowers to bloom. Very interesting group of photos.

living from glory to glory said...

Good morning, I find that most my family does not want their picture to be on my blog as I have been known to do that when I get a good one. But the flowers always will allow a good shot! Yes, spring time here has been windy and cold, then a hot day here and there. It is chilly here this morning. Glad you had a nice celebration for the Birthday fellow.
Another year to share and enjoy! And let's face it, one is usually older and younger unless your twins. LOL Hugs, Roxy

Carla from The River said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. C ... how old ... I mean how young is he?
I always love your photos!!
Carla

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad you had a great weekend!

Debbie said...

happy birthday mr. c!! beautiful images today, the daffodils are spectacular, mine have faded!!!!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, what beautiful pictures. I always enjoy your photography!

Missy George said...

Love the barn with the cows in front of it...Happy Birthday Mr. C.

Donna said...

It is wonderful to see your daffodils!

Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

That's a chilly looking photo with the cows but exciting to see daffodils finally.
Best wishes to your hubby and I hope you'll come around at the end of the month to share a mosaic or two.

Lynn Blaylock said...

Beautiful pics!

Marie C said...

Lovely country scenes! Oh, I agree about the picture-taking...when you're the only one who is really "into" photography and you are otherwise engaged, no one else even thinks about taking a picture, and it doesn't get done. Plus, I am rarely in the pictures because, even at Christmas, I will document every opened gift but if I don't say "Take a picture of me opening this" they just don't think about it! It's so annoying! Especially since my daughter is supposed to be "into" photography....was given an expensive Nikon manual when she graduated from HS many years ago (hardly used) and now has an expensive Nikon digital her husband gave her two Christmases ago that she has never used! Ahem!!!!

happy birthday to Mr. C!

CountryMouse said...

I love the brightness of the daffodils, especially after the chilly looking photo before that. I'd go with herefords as well.

TexWisGirl said...

definitely herefords. :) a happy birthday to your younger man. :) love the church photo on the hill.

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful photos and happy birthday to mr. c!!

ann said...

Love the daffodils, always, and the cows, and the church. Wonderful photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. C ~

Wonderful photography and the unique combination of winter and spring ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

LV said...

Age is just a number, Keep enjoying the lovely sights like you shared.

Ida said...

Happy Birthday Mr.C - And many more to come.
Wonderful mosaic, that church is beautiful.
Loved the shot of the cows.
Very pretty daffodils. Ours are all finished blooming for the season here.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great mix of photos. I like the flowers best.

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