Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fences, Wildflowers and Weeds

  I stopped along the road to take these pictures of fences, wildflowers, and a few weeds in the ditch.  We've had a couple of nice rains and things have really greened up.










There were even some rose hips

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Linking to:
 Friday Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer
Green Day at Raindrops and Daisies

Thanks for stopping by
Until next time...

Barb

52 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the rickety old posts and barbed wire make for some great photos! like the bindweed in the top shot, too. :)

Beth said...

oh, i love the wildflowers. i always wonder how you decide whether they are wildflowers or weeds? all the same they look so pretty. a bit of color here & there. like!! (:

Terri Buster said...

Great shots Barb- I like that old fence.

Carole M. said...

the first one Barb looks like Morning Glory vine? Nice to see lush green happening

Mari said...

Beautiful pics! I love those old gray fence posts.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Enjoyed your pictures. I like to look on the sides of old country roads to see the foliage and wild flowers. Also love the post about tractors! We have a John Deer and a Ford, both in the 5o's.
Nancy

Beth said...

I miss being able to take rides in the country. I thoroughly enjoyed your photos.

Jan n Jer said...

Nice shots...love the wildflowers on the fences

Kathy said...

I love the first photo. Every barbed wire fence should have a pretty blooming vine growing through it.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Great photos, Barb. I went back and took a look at your previous posts (we've been on vacation) and I was blown away by your beautiful hydrangeas. JUST GORGEOUS! It's one of my favorite flowers, and certainly to design with. If I lived closer I would be grabbing up all of yours! LOL I hope you're staying nice and cool. I've had enough of the extreme heat already...although I'm not wishing for cold weather yet!
Hope you're enjoying the tail end of summer.
Sending you hugs and cool breezes~
Lisa xo

chateau chic said...

You're a great photographer. Beautiful photos!
I appreciate you stopping by for a visit.
Mary Alice

Marie said...

Great pictures of a lovely old place!

Mary said...

Amazing to find the rose hips...that area is really growing. The wildflowers are nice mixed with the fence.

Linda said...

Your photos just bring ma a feeling of quiet "aaahhh"...something about the freedom and random plants. Love those rose hips! That was a nice touch - have never thought of photographing those!

Brian King said...

Love that old fence line! The rain really made a difference!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

what we say here is that a weed is just a flower in the wrong place.

orchid said...

Dearest Barb,
Wow, beautiful place with lots of greenery. I remember the words of the former Emperor of Japan who was a botanist surprised me "there is no plant called weed".
Beautiful pictures ♡♡♡
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Zoey said...

It is amazing at the beauty all around us if we just stop to see it. Lovely photos, Barb.

W. Latane Barton said...

I believe that fence has seen better days. Hope it's not there to keep critters in... or out!

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure does look like August. :))

Debbie said...

oooohhhh what gorgeous wildflowers!!! I really like that rickety old fence, the older the prettier!!!

Eileen said...

Lovely photos. I really like those old rickety fences.

oldthings said...

You took great pictures .! The old fence is full of wild flowers. The force of nature covers the works of people.I am glad to meet you .
Olympia

Kim, USA said...

That is pretty cool and it made me smile when I see rose hips. Now I know what it is and what it looks like ^_^


Kim,USA

Judy said...

I love the first capture, with the barbed wire and the morning glories. Part of me wonders how the morning glories can cling without being hurt, even as I know they grow slowly enough to be safe...

Faye said...

The old faithfuls like morning glory and QA lace make a pretty photo if given just a bit of rain. Weeds they may be but still welcome. Lovely shots of high summer, Barb.

Orvalho do Céu said...

Olá,
A última foto está espetacular!!!
O esfumaçado encobrindo a essência dela para destacá-la...
Deus te cubra de bênçãos e te faça feliz!!!
Abraços fraternos de paz

sexta-feira said...

Beautiful!

Deanna said...

I love your fences...and yes, it certainly did green-up. We were supposed to have a good drenching rain, but all we got was a sprinkle...boo hoo!! Have a great weekend!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Love the hips... that should be on a greeting card.

Kerin said...

Hi Barb!
Your pictures are beautiful...you even make the weeds look good~~~LOL!

Have a great weekend!!

Smiles :)
Kerin

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I just love the look of those old fences, Barb...and your header is beautiful!

Renae said...

Just joined your fun and mellow site. We have bunch in common with my grands and things you said. You said it well. Glad you are a blogger, too.

✿ chica said...

Lindas cercas encontraste pelo caminho!![Ótimo fim de semana, beijos,chica

Fiona said...

Morning Barb,

I hope that all is well with you.

Thanks so much for linking up again with Green Day

I am sorry that I have not been around for the last week or so
but I have my Mum staying with me at the moment and feel guilty
if I don't give her my time and so haven't been on the computer much.

I will have so much catching up to do
when Mum goes home that it will take me until Christmas
to get through all the posts I have missed!

Have a lovely weekend.

x Fiona

JunieRose2005 said...

I enjoyed looking at all your country scenes.

Thanks for stopping by my place, also!

Nancy Claeys said...

Weeds or wilflowers -- anything green is a welcome sight these days. :)

Rambling Round said...

Wow! I believe I see some goldenrod blooming already.

Cloudy said...

Wunderschöne Aufnahmen und so passend zum grünen Tag...

Lieben Gruß
CL

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I see your goldenrods are peaking through. Ours won't come out full till end of Sept. Great scenes of lush green which I prefer.

bon bon said...

it sure is nice to see all that brown turning green again! especially when there's a rustic old fence post in the middle of it.

Cindy Adkins said...

Such beauty all around us, isn't there? That first photo looks like wild morning glories! So pretty. Thanks for your comment on my "amazing cakes." I couldn't believe those "books" were cakes either! My friend sent another photo of a lady cutting into one of them. I should have posted that picture, too! Have a good weekend, Barb
Hugs, Cindy

Ellie said...

Lovely green shots :))

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty pictures, Barb. Love those rose hips. A little rain sure does make a difference. We got about 1/2" last night here in GA.
Enjoy the weekend.

Babs said...

I love looking at old farm fields. We have a few still left near us. Nice photos. I like the one with the rose hips, too. Happy Sunday.
Babs

Sherri B. said...

Such lovely photos...I absolutely love driving down country roads looking for photo opportunities! You found some wonderful ones.

Jann Olson said...

Barb, I love seeing pictures of old fences, wildflowers, and yes even weeds. Nature at it's best!
Hugs,
Jann

EG CameraGirl said...

It's wonderful to see the world turn green again. ;)

Donna Heber said...

Hi Barb,

Yes, it is nice to finally receive some rain, but now the weeds are appearing :-) Wonderful photos and I love the old fence. Beauty is everywhere!

Liz said...

I love the old fence. Great shots Barb!!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful collection of photos for your Green Day post. The morning glories look pretty. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week ahead.

Geneva said...

You definitely have the eye for great photographs. These are so lovely...it's nice that you take the time to SEE ":o)