Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, November 30, 2012

Green Day

It snowed on Thanksgiving Day at my daughter's.  She has many beautiful green pine trees around her yard.  It is hard to see the green of the trees with the snow coming down so hard.  It was pretty.  We didn't get any at my place and I'm sure her's was gone in a couple of days.

Linking to Green Day at Raindrops and Daisies

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wildlife Management Area

As I was out on one of my country drives I came across this fence with the sign State Wildlife Management Area.

I didn't see any wildlife but I liked this big tree growing in the fence line.

Linking to Jan and Jer's Fridays Fences #60

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful weekend!

'Til next time.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snake River, WY

These photos were taken during my vacation in Wyoming in 2008.  The first one is of a dead tree reflected in the Snake River which runs near the Teton Mountains

This second one is of the reflection of the mountains in the river.

Linking to the 3rd Watery Wednesday II

Thanks for stopping.  Have a great day

Until next time


Monday, November 26, 2012

Beauty of a Barn

It was a very busy Thanksgiving and weekend.  I was on the go for 4 days and today I am trying to catch up and rest up.  Sorry I haven't gotten around to visit much but will try to catch up in the next few days.

This beauty of a barn is located on a farm site and has been in the same family for about 100 years.  The family that lives here does not farm the land but they do a beautiful job of keeping up the place.

These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago.  I love the shadows of the trees on the side of the barn and the silo.

Linking to Barn Charm 113

Thanks for stopping and have a great week!

Until next time


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sailboats and Surfers

My Vacation at Rye Beach New Hampshire, October 2011

Linking to Watery Wednesday II

Barn Charm

I'll be taking a few days off so I want to wish all my US Friends a 

Happy Thanksgiving

Until next time


Monday, November 19, 2012

Table Setting Luncheon #2

Here are 3 of the tables that were set for Thanksgiving at the luncheon I attended.  The first one is called An Irish Heritage.   It looks very appropriate for a Thanksgiving Tablescape.

I love the pine cones and fruit in the lanterns 

They used burlap and wheat on the back of the chairs.

The next table is called Season of Grace.
Lots of purple in this one

The centerpiece was a beautiful tiered fruit plate.

The backs of the chairs were covered with green mesh and a dried hydrangea

This last table was called Let Us Give Thanks and it was the table my friend
Sue and I sat at.

The centerpiece was a beautiful fall bouquet.  You can't see
but the plates, cups and sauces had a wheat design around the edges.
The gal that did the table has about 20 sets of dishes.  She said she and her husband
use them all.  I said the hardest part of fixing dinner must be deciding which dishes to use.

This last picture is a little hard to recognize.  It is of the top of the back
of the chair.  Sitting on the chair is a gift basket that each of us
received.  In it are tea bags, hot chocolate packets,
and a jar of homemade pumpkin bread mix.

I hope you got some inspiration for your Thanksgiving tables by seeing these.  Next I will show the Christmas tables.

I am linking to the 142nd Table Top Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Until next time


Green Fairways, Putting Greens, and Barn

Saturday, November 17th it was 60 degrees in SW Minnesota and I caught these guys out golfing.  Look at how green it is.  Many times there is snow here by this time.  If not, usually everything is brown.

After taking their picture, I headed down a side road that I haven't been on before.  And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a green barn!  I've never seen a green barn before.

I'll be linking these to Barn Charm 112 and Green Day.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful week!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Blaze Orange

This is a picture of my youngest grandson with the big buck he shot.  He loves hunting. The photo is courtesy of Randy, his mentor and hunting buddy.  Can you tell I'm a proud Grandma.

Ya all have a great weekend.


Behind the Fence

I'm still posting photos from my back roads trip last week.  These pictures aren't the best as there was so much underbrush, but I'll show them anyway.

A pasture full of goats.  This one is curious as to what I was doing. 

Linking to Fridays Fences #58 at Life According to Jan and Jer.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Abandoned Farm Place

On my back roads tour last week I found this abandoned farm place.  Once upon a time I'm sure it was a well loved place.  Oh, the stories it could tell.  I really hate seeing this places going to ruin, but they do provide great photo ops.

I'm linking these to Rural Thursday Blog Hop #43
Hop on over to see all things rural

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!
See you next time


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jenny Lake

I had to look back in my archives to find some watery pictures for Watery Wednesday.  These pictures were taken in October 2008 during my vacation to Jackson Hole and the Grand Teton Mountains in Wyoming.

Linking to Watery Wednesday at Bluff Area Daily

Barn Charm

Thanks for stopping.  Have a great day!

Until Next Time


Monday, November 12, 2012

Who Let the Witches Out

Ok,  I know Halloween is over.  But my friend, Sue, and I went to a table setting luncheon on Saturday.  There were 20 tables settings created either by individuals or groups.  They were all fun and creative.  There were two set up with Halloween decor and I will show those today.

The  title of the first one is

I love the spider napkin ring.

One of the cute witches that got out!

Love what they did to the back of the chairs

The second table was just called Halloween.

The witches

The back of these chairs each had a black mask

We were served a delicious lunch of:
Blueberry Salad
Ham and Broccoli Casserole
Homemade Rolls
Cream Puffs

I am linking this to Marty's 141st Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life.

Next week I will show the Thanksgiving Tables and after that the Christmas Tables.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful week.

Until next time.


What a difference a day makes

Saturday was a gorgeous day with temps getting up to 70.  Saturday night we had a thunderstorm and rain.  Woke up to 20 degrees Sunday morning and we had snow showers last night.  But last Thursday was a beautiful day when I was out and about and came upon this barn and old shed.

Linking to Barn Charm 111 

Thanks for stopping.  Wishing you a wonderful week!


Friday, November 9, 2012

Behind the Fence

I had to go out today for a hair cut and since it was such a beautiful day I decided to take a little ride in the country.  I saw this fence.  Nothing great.

But this is what I saw behind it.

And they just kept coming to see what I was up to.

For all kinds of fences from all over stop over at Friday Fences at Life According to Jan & Jer.

Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend.
Until next time