Grandma Barb’s This and That

Monday, October 7, 2013

It wouldn't be Monday without a picture of a barn.  This barn is located near Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota north of the Twin Cities.




I had taken my friend, Eugene, to see his grandson play football in Onamia on Friday evening.  Then we planned to go on to Duluth on Saturday to see the fall colors on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  The trip didn't go quite as planned.  The weather in Duluth was miserable...rain, fog, wind, and cold.  So we called our grandkids that are attending college at the U of M Duluth and had them meet us at Grandma's Restaurant down by the lake.  We spent a nice couple of hours with them visiting and having lunch .  Since you could barely see the lake we decided to return to Onamia.  We did see some pretty colors near Onamia and Mille Lacs Lake though.  So it turned out to be a nice weekend in spite of the weather.

Here are a few of the colors we saw.








Since I was gone over the weekend, I didn't get around to visit all of you.  Am trying to get caught up today.

I hope you all had a great weekend and will have a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time.
Barb

P.S.  Here is the link to the next installment of Linda's Itsy Bits and Pieces pictures of the Bachman House.

Linking to Tuesday Muse at Nancy's A Rural Journal
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51 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool barn! but the last shot stole the show - and my northern heart. :)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, love all the fall colors. so perfect in my book. ( :

enjoy your week.

Cynthia said...

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Love that barn in the first photo, and I love Grandma's! I've never seen a barn that color.

eileeninmd said...

I love the barn, it is a neat looking shape. The Autumn colors are pretty. I especially loved the last shot. Enjoy your week ahead!

Kerin said...

Beautiful pictures.
The color on that barn is just perfect for Fall.... seems like it's a little bit pumpkin colored.

Thanks for sharing :)

Kerin

Kaya said...

You made me feel so good about Monday. I am glad that you posted this barn. It's gorgeous, and very tall. Stands so proudly. Beautiful barn!!! Love this barn a lot!!!

Buttons said...

Oh I LOVE that old barn it is truly unusual and totally awesome.
You are making me want to head to the bush with those beautiful photos and colours. Hug B

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's a shame the weather took a turn for the worse, Barb, but you still managed to get some great seasonal photos!

-Karen

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a beautifully coloured barn and perfect colour for fall. I'm glad you both got to visit your grandkids. It think that's pretty awesome that you all had lunch together. Glad the day turned out better than you thought and you got some really beautiful photos of the fall colours. Hugs, Pam

Terri Buster said...

I LOVE the barn...so cool. And your fall pics are very nice too.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Historical barn and gorgeous photos of autumnal colors of nature ~ happy week to you ^_^ carol

Debbie said...

What a great barn but the last image is just breathtaking!! I just adore autumn and that image my friend is one of the best I have seen this fall. Talk about a view, what a great, feel good image!!

Vee said...

A barn with lots of character and fun loft doors. Sometimes Plan B works out best after all as it did for you. Wonderful autumnal shots...so pretty!

Carole M. said...

despite the weather you did get some beautiful photos Barb'; it sounds like a nice outing you made the best of it. The fall colours are beautiful, and I'm trying to work out the roofing material on the lovely barn. It looks like bricks/tiles but that would be so heavy and difficult on a curve???

Beth said...

You are having some lovely fall colors there. The trees are not turning here. The leaves seem to be withering and dropping off the trees.

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful pics, Barb. I heard the weather wasn't all that great this past weekend. I hope it is better this weekend. I want to go see some MN fall colors!

Deanna said...

And the barn is orange, how perfect is that for an autumn image!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I agree! I will always enjoy seeing your barn photos and what a grand barn it is, too! Twyla

Mari said...

I posted a barn too - can't miss that! This barn is a beauty and so are the Fall colors!

ladyfi said...

Love the wood of that barn! And lovely autumn colours too.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Barb, our boys play football against Onamia. :) This year our game against them was a home game, but we played basketball there this winter. I always enjoy driving down around Mille Lacs.
We were in Duluth in Friday, just as the clouds & sprinkles were moving in. Glad you had a nice weekend, and
great MN Fall photos!

Blackberry Lane said...

Such a lovely barn and the colorful trees around the lake are just beautiful. Have a nice Autumn Tuesday.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Barb,
I love to see barns in my blog friends' posts as I have no chance ti see them♡♡♡
Wonderful autumn color!!! Thank you very much for sharing.

Lots of Love and hugs, xoxo Miyako*

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Great photos Barb, and great time you must have had despite the weather interfering in your plans. Sometimes those impromptu meetings are the best.

Thank you for your great compliments and for the liking of jeans and 3/4 length sleeves, along with me. Those Hot Pink jeans are indeed jeans. I realized the other night that I don't own any 'pants', just jeans. Yay for jeans!!!

Karen said...

Oh that's a great barn! Lovely shots, the last one is superb with all that lovely autumn colour reflected.

Marit Helene Gåsland said...

So great photos, it's autumn colors with you too, I see.
It is so incredibly beautiful.

Have a nice day.

Nell at njschout said...

Fall colours are so pretty!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a handsome barn. I just love it's shape and colour. If only the weather would cooperate with us when we want to sight see and take photos! But hey! You seem to have found some great scenes for us to enjoy.

Jori said...

Gorgeous! I'm loving all of your fall color! We are just starting to turn around here. :)

Stephanie said...

That's a real beauty of a barn. It sounds like you had a great day in spite of the change in plan.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a great big barn! It sounds as though you had a fun weekend , also - nice!

Karen Frost said...

Gorgeous color, Barb and how nice to spend the day with your grandchildren. Sometimes the best laid plans are fun to change. Hugs xoxo

Brian King said...

That's a great barn! It looks very big, too. You've got some beautiful fall colors!

Elaine said...

Beautiful old barn and lovely fall colors! Love that last reflection shot!

Kathy said...

Love the fall colors in the lake's reflection. I'm hoping we will have some color this fall here in Texas.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Barb, What a awesome old barn. Love the fall photos too. Glad your outing turned out to be a good one inspite of the weather. This is my favorite time of year and thankfully we are starting to cool down a bit. No fall colors yet though.
Have a great rest of the week.
Hugs!

Judy said...

That is an awesome barn! The colors there are so much better than here.

Our photos said...

Beautiful are the photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

That's too bad about the weather spoiling your plans but you managed to get some really nice shots of early Autumn in your area Barb.

Thank you for sharing at TM this week. xo

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE the barn, but your last image of the pond and the fall color is wonderful!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

You did see some nice color. I really like that last shot - so pretty!

Audrey said...

Oh Barb ... I love that barn ... never seen one that color. Just perfect for Autumn. The Fall colors bring back good memories of when we lived in Michigan and drove miles to see the color line.
Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
Love that you share your beautiful photos.
Audrey Z.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Unusual color for a barn! We had hoped to get to Duluth too, but getting two days strung together looks impossible. Grandma's is a fun place to eat! I enjoyed all your fall photos:)

MastHoliday said...

Always beautiful photos of the barn! thanks for sharing..

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful fall color photos. That is a nice-looking barn

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Now I am on the hunt for white jeans! I should have got the ones I had my eye on in the summer. But at the time, they were too hot/think! dang, when that happens. Thanks Barb, for your nice compliments!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well, I love your barn. I think the barns of the upper midwest are the best.

Nancy said...

That is one gorgeous barn, Barb. And that last photo is stunning. Really beautiful. Minnesota always has the most lovely autumns. Have a great weekend.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These photos are stunning, Barb! Thanks again for the shout-out!

Genie Robinson said...

Gorgeous fall scenery filled with color and beautiful water, and the barn is out of this world. The wood is something else. genie

Rose said...

That barn is a real beauty!