Grandma Barb’s This and That

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Orange and Gold

While out for an evening drive a week or so ago I took this shot of the farm site with the windmill backed by the orange sky.


Leaves on my Maple tree


My lawn yesterday



My lawn today.  What a difference a day makes in Minnesota.  




We had about 4 inches of snow overnight.  I have to dig out my boots and go out and shovel snow and leaves.

Linking to Rurality Blog Hop

I did get the living room cleaned.  Now I am pricing Christmas items and decorating my space at the lighting store.  I'll show you a photo when I get done decorating.

I hope you are all having a great week and I'll see you next time!

Barb

61 comments:

Nell at njschout said...

Love the bottom photo - the yellow leaves contrasting with the white snow

Judy said...

Wow, love that top shot. We've had rain here but it sure feels like snow could be in the air.

TexWisGirl said...

oh my gosh! the snow!!

but you WOWed me with that opening scene. just a feast...

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh # 1 take nice Barb..

Oh snow bah.

poppilinnstudios said...

Wow, what a beautiful sunset! The snow looks pretty too, but I'm not ready for that yet. :)

Lynn said...

three times WOW to that sunset, and three times boo to the snow
;-). Imagine raking snow...

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such pretty golden color! Especially that first shot. I can't believe you have snow already! Woah!

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Mari said...

Wow - stunning photos! We have no snow here yet, but lots of rain. The snow is supposed to be here soon though.

Amy Burzese said...

Gorgeous colors! Your snow slipped up on me. But, I guess it is time for that up where you live. It sure looks cold to me!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I like all the golden photos,Barb, especially the first one. You'd think the snow would hold off until all the leaves had fallen, but Mother Nature dances to her own tune.

-Karen

Beth said...

It is way too early for snow. Please keep it there.

lotta joy said...

Sugar Maples guarantee a beautiful autumn show of yellow.

Tanya Breese said...

oh my goodness, snow!! can't wait to see pictures of your decorated space!

Nancy said...

That opening shot is just gorgeous. I have to admit I had to go back and reread when I got to the snow shot...I can't believe you are already having snow..It seems the winter is creeping up alittle too fast....

Nancy Claeys said...

Oh, come on Barb -- not leaves and snow! Leave it for another day. :)

Terri Buster said...

How nuts! Mother Nature appears to be in a big ole hurry in your neighborhood! Lovely shots though.

Karen Frost said...

Gorgeous photos, Barb! Snow already! Yikes! Keep warm! xoxo

Kaya said...

Pictures are amazing! I love this leafy carpet, it's beautiful. We also had snow but it's all gone.

Wish you a nice evening, Barb!

Deanna said...

Ouch, snow & leaves double duty!! That orange/yellow sky is the best.

Kerin said...

Gorgeous pix.
I love that snow and leaves picture. Guess Winter is here, like it or not :)

Warm wishes, my friend.
K.

Michelle said...

I hope you frame that first shot! Just beautiful!

Rose said...

I LOVE that first shot...so beautiful. Almost makes you warm just looking at that golden glow.

Can't believe you had 4 inches of snow!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

talk about change. that is very different. i hope u have ur warm clothes very close... a warm fire. wool socks & quilt to wrap up n. keep us posted i'm interested 2 c what happens next. i hope u r two?! ( ;

gorgeous views.

Carletta said...

Wow, what a glorious sky!
We are expecting rain tonight so hubby and I raked and chopped up leaves with the mower this afternoon.
I'm glad it's rain coming my way. Not ready for any snow; but I must say that shot of the leaves on top is lovely though.
Good to see a post Barb!

Prims By The Water said...

What a beautiful sky! Also love that boat pic in your header. Janice

Barb said...

That top photo brings back memories of Amish farms in rural PA where I grew up. Fabulous sky! Welcome to white - it's been snowing her win Breckenridge all week.

Karen said...

Lovely autumn colour, and that sky is fabulous. I really think cold weather sunsets have great colours!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love that beautiful sky! And the snow....oh, I'm so not ready for snow! Neat shot, tho, with the snow and pretty leaves. Our pretty fall leaves are falling and fading fast. Every day you can see a change.

Carole M. said...

enjoyed your lovely photos Barb' and love your header photos too. I try and reconcile that the 'extra work' outdoors is good ole' exercise. We sometimes would prefer to choose which form of exercise to take on though rather than be pushed into it...

Elaine said...

Love that sunset farm shot! Yup, a day can make a huge difference! Because we had such an extended time waiting for snow we managed to get our leaves cleaned up before the snow. There's been times when we haven't though, and then they wait for you in the spring.

Weekend-Windup said...

Great shots...

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Barb, Brrr...can't believe your snow! All of your photos are beautiful. Have a nice day.
I'm taking time off from posting on my blog but I'll still be visiting with you.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots. I especially liked the first.

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful shots.

Vee said...

Ohhhhhh...that was an interesting twist! Very pretty, though!

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous and golden!

Kathy said...

I never thought about shoveling snow and raking leaves being a multitasking activity!

Cranberry Morning said...

That first shot especially, is so gorgeous. I just love a windmill and against that golden sky it's perfect. I'm glad our snow didn't stay, but it's coming back and this time I doubt we'll be so lucky. :-)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful photos, Barb...it's been a different fall in Minnesota this year!

Debbie said...

we have been getting some really gorgeous sunsets these last few weeks. i'm so glad it's raining today so i don't feel compelled to go chase it with my camera.

your images are gorgeous and i have heard snow is coming our way next week!!

excited to see the white stuff!!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - that shot of the sky is beautiful! Snow! oh goodness!

Mersad said...

Beautiful images filled with the vivid and captivating colors of fall.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

My Maine Blog said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos Barb...and snow already...had to believe. We're still crossing our fingers the rest of the leaves will fall before the winter snow comes along. The sunset is amazzzing and my favorite photo of all is the bottom one with the yellow leaves still hanging on for dear life. Just BEAUTIFUL !!!!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hi Barb! Thank you for your prayers and thoughts toward Baby Z. He is on a post on my blog now. He is gorgeous.

Your yellow gold photos are so warm and bittersweet; knowing winter is around the corner.

(hug)

Madge Bloom said...

That farmstead with the windmill in the sunset is fabulous... Thank you for coming by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #39!

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Ercotravels said...

Beautiful color of the fall and photos!=, specially love the sky shot ...
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Anuradha Shankar said...

Beautiful, beautiful captures!!!! love all of them, but esp the first one!!! they look like perfect picture postcard snaps!

eileeninmd said...

I am not ready for snow, at all! I love your first beautiful sky shot. The scene is beautiful. The leaves are pretty, even on the ground. Have a happy weekend, Barb!

Indrani said...

Stunning captures!
It seems so magical!

Buttons said...

SNOW I wish we would get some:) Love the photos Barb they are beautiful. Hug B

Lea said...

Love the Autumn colors, especially the first one.
It is cold enough to snow here in northeast Mississippi, but none yet. The long range forecast for our area is low 30s at night and high 50s daytime. Our normal winter weather is cold, cold rain, with sleet sometimes mixed in. And then we have beautiful sunny days that almost feel warm!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

Gillena Cox said...

beautiful 'oranges'; have a nice Friday

much love...

Pamela Gordon said...

I missed this post until today (Friday)! I can't believe it. Anyhow, I love the sunset photo! It is just glorious. And the snow and leaves are so pretty. Beautiful photos!

Brian King said...

That first shot is stunning! I hope you're planning on framing it! Gorgeous photos!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow!! Love that golden sky.

maryaustria said...

Wonderful photos and the sky is so beautiful and golden!

maria said...

Gorgeous pics! Glad you decided to share your photos on Orange you glad it's Friday. Thanks for joining and I hope to see you again next Friday. Have a great weekend.

Liz said...

Lovely images, Barb!!
That sunset is gorgeous!

Daniel LaFrance said...

It isn't fair, so many leaves and then snow. That's not a great recipe! :-)