Grandma Barb’s This and That

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I have no idea...

 what these fences are for? There are many Hmong families in this area and they are big gardeners.  This is one of their gardens, but I have no idea what they grew here.  Does anyone have a clue as to what these vines are.






Linking to Fridays Fences #65

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i couldn't speculate. :)

Genie Robinson said...

I had no idea of what the Hmong people were so had to Wiki them. Amazing story of persecution and fleeing west. A fascinating story. Did not read anything that would help me to identify what is going on here. thanks for all of your visits to my little blog. genie

Pamela Gordon said...

I wonder if they are hop vines. Whatever they are they make for interesting and beautiful photos with their lines and poles against the snow. Great photos Barb!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

yes, i was thinking definitely some kind of vine ... interesting find. so cool!! ( :

Judy said...

Oh wow, I have no idea. If you ever find out let us know.

Beth said...

It looks like some type of weed vine although it probably is not, Very interesting pictures!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Very cool pictures - but not a clue here, either.

Karen said...

Hi Barb, I am thinking Hop vines, too. That used to be a big crop around here (WA state). Interesting photos! xx

Nature in the Burbs said...

Interesting. I was thinking they looked like wild grape vines.

Carole M. said...

Will be keen to read the explanation Barb...lovely blog header pics too

Carletta said...

Here that kind of arrangement is usually grapes or berry vines underneath.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Beautiful pictures, just the same!
Thanks for sharing...it's nice to be able to travel about the world through interesting blog pages.



ciao bella
and thanks so much for your visit today.


Creative Carmelina

Marie said...

Very interesting! I'd love to know, also.

Leave It To Davis said...

I've never left Texas, so I am ignorant as for as even who Hmong are....not a clue.

Marlys @ Thisand That said...

Interesting... but the do make for wonderful pictures.

Tanya said...

i have not a clue! i would think grapes normally! pretty pictures...looks cold...hope you were bundled up!

Nancy Claeys said...

I was thinking the hoop enclosure looked like asparagus, but not sure.

Amy Burzese said...

I don't know, but I like them. Let us know if you learn something.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Runner beans? I don't know, but the pictures are pretty!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I have no idea!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

I was thinking some sort of grape vine too! I too had to look up Hmong - so interesting! Glad I looked it up.

Kerin said...

Such a curiosity.

Still, very pretty with all that snow and all.

Donna said...

I have no idea but I love the pics! I adore all your snow pics and barn ones. I just looked back at your previous posts and all the photos are beautiful!
Hugs
Donna

Jan n Jer said...

My first guess would be grape vines. Never heard of Hmong people..very interesting.

Barb said...

Such interesting photos of the dried vines - your landscape looks chilly. Hello from one Grandma Barb to another. (I'm Grammy though..)

Brian King said...

Beautiful shots! Love the snow and that lone tree in the background!

Carol said...

Wonderful series of shots! I love the vines...maybe grapes?

Sally in WA said...

No idea either, Barb. But they make for an interesting photo, especially with the snow.

Faye said...

I wonder if it's some kind of edible gourd or squash family? I have another blog friend who lives in St. Paul and she sometimes describes the Hmong festivals in her neighborhood. Around here people from diverse cultures use community gardens to grow the produce that they're used to eating. Whatever the mystery plant is, it makes a great subject for photos.

Annmarie Pipa said...

they are very cool whatever they are, or were!

Pam ;) said...

I have no clue but they make for a pretty picture- an interesting focal point and something to ponder ~:)

Have a lovely weekend, Barbs.

ImSoVintage said...

I love learning something new and had never heard of the Hmong. The photos are beautiful, whatever they are.
Hugs,
Laura

Bilancia Designs said...

Whatever it is...it's very beautiful.
How are you, Barb? So wonderful to hear from you...
Glad you enjoyed everything!
I just posted a snippet of the "Cowgirl Wedding Line". Hope you enjoy it (I'm already swamped with inquiries and orders! :)
Looking forward to seeing many more beautiful photos from you! You are SO talented!
Have a wonderful weekend~
Lisa xoxo

Debbie said...

i have no idea but you photographed them beautifully!!

pretty snow!!

Jori said...

Hmmm I don't know. Very interesting!

andrea@townandprairie said...

That's a Chinese culture, correct? Not sure what they are growing, but those whips looks great! Your sunshine shots are lovely, too. You have the neatest landscape shots and always seem to find the best link-up parties for new imagery, too!

Barb, help me! I cant upload any photos to Blogger again and I'm going bananas.

Rose said...

I read through all the comments hoping to find out what they were, no luck. But wonderful photos anyway.