Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, August 9, 2013

5 Facts about what I've been doing.

Hi everyone!  I just couldn't go a whole month without posting and visiting you.  Well I have been visiting some but not commenting.  I hope you are all having a wonderful summer.  It is going by way too fast.  Here's what I've been up to.

1.  Trip to Duluth to the Tall Ship Festival.

Tall Ship and Lighthouse in the harbor


Under the Lift Bridge



2. Two nights at the Poplar Creek B&B on the Gun Flint Trail in Superior National Forest in Northern MN.  Mother's Day gift from my girls.


Miss Barbara, our gracious hostess and cook


Breakfast first course.  Fresh fruit with maple flavored yogurt.  Yum



3.  Since I got back I've done a little weeding in this section of my garden and planted some grasses.  I need to get some perennials to plant in front of the grass.

Before


After



4)  Have worked at getting a few things ready for my space at Ade's Attic.




5.  I've been reading the book Rigged for Murder by Jenifer LeClair.  She is a Minnesota native now living in Maine.  She was at the Tall Ship Festival selling her book.  A good murder mystery aboard a large sail boat.



I'll be joining Nancy at A Rural Journal for Random 5 Friday.  Why not stop by and see what random facts other folks are sharing,

I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll be back soon to visit you and show you many, many photos of my vacation.  Until then...
Barb

46 comments:

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love when the tall ships come in to port. You have some great captures.

UnicycleRose said...

amazing pictures! I LOVE the tall ships and harbor pics. We don't see that sort of thing on the west coast. Classic and beautiful! Happy that I found your blog.

Terri said...

Oh gosh, I would love to see the ships. I'm glad you have had a fun month- take care!

Leave It To Davis said...

Weren't you so excited when you got that first shot of that ship??? That is so nautical! :) Love the picture!!!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a beautiful ship! Love your photos, Barb, and it's good to read what you've been up to. Glad you've been having fun!

Ailime said...

Olá Barb, absolutamente maravilhsosas as fotos do seus passeios de Verão. Sim. Passa muito rapidamente. O farol é lindo, a casa onde esteve de férias uma ternura. E o seu jardim adorável. Gostava de ter um bem pequenino asim:))! Abraços Ailime

amanda | wildly simple said...

Canal Park & the Gunflint are some of our favorite places!
We've spent quite a bit of time in and around the Superior National FOrest, too. I've never gone for the tall ships, one of these years we'll do it. Love the photos!

Mary said...

Ooo! The bed and breakfast and Tall Ship Festival sound fabulous. :)

And the murder mystery is just my thing. I'll have to look for it!

Lynn said...

I love the Tall Ships coming into the harbour, and the B&B looked fabulous, your host and chef quite delightful-breakfast plate wasn't that shabby either.

TexWisGirl said...

you've been having fun - and i'm glad. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I'm so glad you've been able to get out and have some fun. Love all your photos and can't wait to see more!

Tanya Breese said...

what a thoughtful gift from your daughters!

Zoey said...

Nice to see a post from you,
Barb. Those look like the same tall ships that come to my town.

It sounds like you are having a good summer!

Vee said...

You've been having some good times it looks like! What gorgeous pictures of the water and the tall boats. The blues are simply scrumptious. Now I'm wondering about this book of yours and the other one you were telling me about...The Hungry Ocean...must keep an eye out for that. Seems a visit to the library is in order.

Karen Frost said...

Love those photos of the water and the tall ship, Barb! Glad you got to enjoy some R&R at the B&B, too! The garden looks great and that little chair is just so cute - wish I lived near you. Hugs, xo

Buttons said...

Oh Barb it looks like it was glorious that break of yours. Hug B

Michelle said...

Those ships are beautiful!

Nancy said...

It's good to see you posting again...I am very glad you have had a wonderful summer and it certainly looks like you have had lots of adventures.....

Rose said...

Looks like you have been enjoying yourself and getting a bit done. Was glad to see this post...I would love to see the tall ships.

Pamela Gordon said...

Barb, it's great to see your blogpost today. You have been busy which is a good thing. Love the furniture for your shop space. Enjoy the rest of your summer and blog break. Blessings. Pam

Jeanne said...

What an amazing thing to see the tall ships come in to port, and what a lovely B and B gift! Bet that was fun!

Pondside said...

Nice to see you again - I missed your posts.

Brian King said...

You've been to some fun places! Love the ship and the bridge! Glad you're having a good summer.

W. Latane Barton said...

What sweet girls to give you a little time away in such a charming place. Well deserved, I'd say.

Nancy said...

Has it been a month already? Geez. So glad you are back though. Missed you!

Thanks for sharing at R5F this week Barb. xo

eileeninmd said...

Hi Barb, I love your tall ship photo! I am glad you had some fun time away, the B&B sounds wonderful. I am happy you are back, enjoy your week ahead! BTW, thanks for the visit and comment.

Small City Scenes said...

The Tall Ships come here too. They are Magnificent. It looks like you have been having a grand time. See ya later. MB

ladyfi said...

Looks like a fabulous vacation so far!

Carole M. said...

good to see you back Barbara; but I know that the commitment to blogging can sometimes over-rule our heads. Stepping back when it's needed is the right thing to do. Isn't it funny how you miss it though? Lovely photos you've shared and great meals, and garden shots too

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It looks as though you've been having a fabulous summer! I'm going to look up that book - I love a good murder mystery!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful break this summer! Maple flavored yogurt sounds amazing...

Blackberry Lane said...

Welcome back friend. I love the bed and breakfast - what a lovely gift from your girls. Thanks, too for the book info. I love mysteries.

Carletta said...

Love that first shot!
We saw a parade of tall ships in Norfolk, VA many years ago. It was fascinating.
Such a quaint looking B&B and the table setting is lovely. I would feel very pampered. I bet that's just what your girls wanted. :)

Deanna said...

So glad that you are totally enjoying your summer. I just saw the Tall Ships here in Chicago this past weekend. I bet that B&B was wonderful!!

Olive said...

You have been relaxing, visiting, and eating well. It's been raining here and I am so behind in my garden as to never catch up. Have some more fun please, Olive

Liz said...

Great post Barb! Those tall ships are quite incredible, aren't they? I love the shot with the lighthouse!
It sounds like you had a great break.

Tanya Breese said...

just popped in to say hi and i hope you are feeling less stressed!

Ercotravels said...

Interesting post! all the pictures looking beautiful but 2nd picture just delightful.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think you've been using your time wisely! Glad you're posting again, though. ;)

Julie Hargreaves said...

The tall ships are beautiful we get to see them quite often

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

Well alright then. Once a month will do. I enJOYed seeing what you've been up to. Great shots!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Barb I was so thrilled to see a comment or two from you. and then I twasn't here when you dropped by. dang all.

Your photos are lovely and I hadn't known you sold things at a shop? Cool. Did you get the things of your Mom's organized? I hope it went well for you.

Thank you again for your nice words and sweet message.

Debbie said...

So nice to see you today barb!! I adore food photos, garden images and everything else you shared!!

Looks like a fun trip, I love a cute seashore community!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Sound like a great time and wonderful photos ~ book looks good too ~ thanks, carol, xo

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I am so jealous I wanted to get there but we had double company here that weekend and I could not escape...maybe next year! Awesome ships! I am glad to see that you got to go! :)

Terriea Kwong said...

Looks a fab trip, relaxing and good food. Thanks for stopping by.