Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, February 25, 2013

Barn and House of 7 Gables

Saturday was a beautiful, sunshiny day after our 3 or 4 inch snowfall on Friday.  I just had to get out and take some photos.  This farm sits at the edge of a lake.  The house is known as the house of 7  gables.  A classmate of mine used to lived there and when we were in high school some of us would have picnics in the pasture and swim in the lake.  I don't know who lives there now, so I didn't want to drive up the driveway.






I have been spending lots of time with my mom at the nursing home.  She was the best today as she has been in 2 weeks.  However with spending so much time with  her I am way behind on  commenting and editing photos.  And I am just plain tired, so I will be taking the rest of the week off for a little blog break.  Have a great week!  Until next time.

Barb

37 comments:

Nell at njschout said...

Love the barn, but especially the house. Does it really have seven gables?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful house..have a good week resting up! :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a beautiful house and barn! The house looks very big and I'd love to see the inside! Have a good week and get some rest.

Small City Scenes said...

It kinda would be fun to see the house uo close as you did as a teenager. Nice pics.
Take yourself a well deserved break. You need it and deserve it. Make Mom smile. And you will too. MB

Elaine said...

Both the house and barn are lovely! Hope your mom continues to do well. Take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can.

Karen said...

Enjoy your break, Barb. You're a good daughter. Love your house of 7 gables. It's so nice to have memories of it as a teen. The barn is interesting, too. The windows are all so low to the ground. Love the fields with the tufts of dry grass sticking out of the snow. Hugs to you. xx

Jacquelineand.... said...

Go and catch up on yourself Barb; we'll be here when you return. Beautiful house and barn by the by!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindos!!beijos,ótimo dia! chica

Carole M. said...

enjoyed your lovely photographs Barb. Good news of your Mum, and you enjoy your little break. We need to do that for ourselves when we can

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This looks like the perfect place for a picnic and swim - what ice memories! Enjoy your break.i hope you get some well deserved rest.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i'm glad you are spending time with your mom. don't worry about commenting - you will get back to it when you can. we are here for ya. big big hugs.

great shots. is the farm called 7 gables? ( :

Mari said...

It's a sweet little barn and I love the house! Glad your mom is improving and I hope you get some rest on this break.

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Barb,
Very lovely barn in the winter scene.
Please take a plenty of time resting and having time with your mother. My father doesn't recognize me any more, but I love his smile when I try to make him laugh.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful place, Barb. Don't forget to rest up every now and then and take a day for yourself!

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is a beautiful place! enjoy your time with your mama :)

TexWisGirl said...

great little barn and VERY cool house!!! thanks for sharing it.

and please get some rest for yourself. i don't want you to get sick because you are so worn down. love to you (and your mom, too)

Pamela Gordon said...

Very beautiful photos. I love the lighting on the barn. Take care of yourself and get some rest Barb. Don't wear yourself out. Blessings for strength this week. Pamela

Karen said...

Great barn shots. Rest up!

Tricia Hays said...

Most definitely spend time with your mom, don't worry about blogging... we'll be here when you get back! God bless you both!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Love the photos! Glad to hear your mom had a good day. Try to get some rest this week!

Ailime said...

Lindas fotos e recordações que essa casa lhe trouxe. Lindo Local. Desejo continuação das melhoras de sua mãe. Abraço Ailime

Kathy said...

I've been taking the time off the last couple weeks to. But it's because I've been so busy with work I haven't had much time. I miss my blogger friends. See you when you get back!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I take it that the name of the house is a reference to Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel "The House of the Seven Gables". I'd be hard pressed to tell you the story line now, but I know I read it a few decades ago.

Have a good break; you deserve one, Barb.

-Karen

Prims By The Water said...

Sometimes we all need time for ourselves. Glad to hear that your mom is doing better. Lovely barn and house! Janice

Brian King said...

Beautiful little barn! I hope your mother continues to feel better! Get some rest yourself and don't worry about the blog!

Madge Bloom said...

That house is outstanding!

amanda said...

Love the house of seven gables!
Enjoy your much deserved rest - very important to take care!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Thanks for your visit, from the note card party!
Your cards are beautiful. As is this property, and the house is wondrous.

Zoey said...

You deserve a break, Barb. Enjoy the time with your mother.

Deanna said...

I am praying that your Mom's health will improve and that you can take a much needed break. We will look forward to your return, but don't rush, you need to take care of yourself as well.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I do enjoy your charm barns. You can find the most interesting barns.

Never a dull moment with your finds.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Barb

Have a great week and I hope that March will be a good month for you.

Fiona ♥

Madge Bloom said...

Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #4' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #5...

Marie said...

A well-deserved break! I know how hard it is on someone taking care of an elderly parent, so please know we all understand about your commenting. Not to worry! Love the barn, but the house is especially neat!

Debbie said...

oh barb, it is wonderful to hear that your mom is doing better!! You are spending your time wisely, there is nothing more important then keeping your mom company and making sure she is happy and well cared for!

I am behind and all over the place as well. Your barns are so charming, pretty shade of red on the cute little one!

EG CameraGirl said...

You are smart to take a break. Hope all is well with your mom.

Rose said...

That house is so interesting...I wish we could see it better.