Grandma Barb’s This and That

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cold Winter Sunlight

The other day when it was not quite so cold I took a little drive to get a photo of this country church south of Walnut Grove.  It was sitting in the snow with some cold winter sunlight shining on it.





Sharing with Karen at My Little Home and Garden for Sunlit Sunday and Beth and Sally at inSPIREd Sunday.

I hope wherever you are it is warmer than here.  But if you live in the Upper Midwest it could be even colder.

Have a great Sunday and stay warm
Until next time
Barb

51 comments:

Barb said...

I like the white with the pale blue sky - it does look chilly. Into minus digits here in Breckenridge. My son went skiing, but I am by the fire with the Grands!

TexWisGirl said...

it is really pretty. do stay warm and safe up there!

Beth Edwards said...

i love it in the snow. enjoyable details & angles. great find! thanks, for linking up with week. stay warm. ( :

My Little Home and Garden said...

It looks like you took this photo on a beautiful winter day. The white church echoes the freshness of the white snow and both sparkle in the sunshine.

Thank you for joining in with Sunlit Sunday this week, Barb!

Karen

Kaya said...

I love this beautiful church! It's was built with love and care! Barb, you took excellent pictures! I enjoy them so much!

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is so sweet and i love that it is from walnut grove, huge little house fan :) stay warm!!

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty scene, the church and lighting are beautiful! Happy Sunday, Barb!

Cheryl Thornton said...

Popping over from My Little Home and Garden...it's been chilly here in my part of Ontario as well - Winter is definitely upon us - keep warm - thanks for sharing!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Prims By The Water said...

We have a heat wave right now at 30 degrees, and snowing all morning now. Going into the deep freeze tomorrow. I love white buildings in the snow, and this church is awesome. Thanks for sharing Barb Janice

Lynn said...

white is my favourite colour/non colour so anything white wins my heart easily, this is a smart and very pretty church. I do not envy that cold weather snap going on over there!

Vee said...

Very pretty. That thin light does look cold. I am sitting in some warm sunshine and can hardly believe that I can tell the difference. Quite lovely and cheering. It's 18F today and there's an ice storm coming. Needless to say, we would rather it would be snow.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A quaint country church that looks welcoming with the sun streaming down on it.

Mari said...

What a pretty church! It's cold here and supposed to get even colder for the next few days. Waiting for it to pass!

Beth said...

The church is beautiful!

It is blizzarding and cold here today and is just to get worse.

frumarit said...

So beautiful church, one gets a rest when looking at your pictures.

Happy New Year to you from Marit.

Snap said...

I'm fascinated by old churches -- all the history and different architecture. This is lovely in all the snow. Happy New Year!

Blackberry Lane said...

Extraordinary photos! Reminds me of the pictures from the old Ideals magazines that included poetry etc.
Stay safe and warm.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

It is so nice to see the sun making the snow sparkle.

Bill Nicholls said...

I love those white churches over there in the US but they do blend in when it snows

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So beautiful and peaceful in the snow, Barb. This looks quite close to the church I grew up in. Hugs xo Karen

Carole M. said...

how pretty your intro photo Barb' The setting is beautiful shown in your second photo too. Take care

Debbie said...

it's a beauty barb, i like those big ole' evergreens in the front as well!!

photography, it will get you out of the house ;)

Brian King said...

These are gorgeous!

Judy said...

Very pretty! We are just a bit below zero, but it's supposed to get colder, we shall see if it does. Stay warm yourself ;)

Carletta said...

I like both of these but the hint of the sunlight in the first is lovely coming through the trees!
We are expecting some cold temps here in WV. They say wind chills way below zero.
I lot of us will need to be watchful and keep warm. :)

amanda | wildly simple said...

Very pretty. I love white churches in winter.
Is it a Lutheran church, by chance?
It looks it. :)

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thanks you for your visit to his inSPIREd Sunday post. :-)

It sure looks cold there in Min-ny-so-ta!

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Beautiful photos of the church.

Stewart M said...

There is not much in that picture that looks like my world!!

Nice

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: the new bike is my sons!

Cindy said...

Beautiful shot for sunlit sunday. The churches look so cold and lonely when you drive by and no one is in the parking lot. We are heading to warmer weather. Take care

Nicola Carpenter said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the contrast of the snow on the ground and the white of the church.

Beneath Thy Feet

aspiritofsimplicity said...

that is beautiful. It looks so pretty with all that snow

Pamela Gordon said...

Pretty pictures of this church Barb. We are all getting this terrible cold snap aren't we? I can't wait for it to be over although we're getting a break today with very mild temperatures and rain. It will be a quick break though. :( Take care!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Barb, this church is gorgeous surrounded by snow. You captured it so well with your camera. I just love a white church.
Yes, we are very cold even way down here in Texas and woke to 16 degrees this morning. Not used to this!!
Stay warm and be safe.
Wishing you all the best in the new year my friend.
Hugs

Michelle said...

That church is really beautiful.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love churches in the snow. I am sitting in front of the sunny window pretending it is summer. No way am I sticking even my big toe out the door today or tomorrow. xo Laura

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos! Actually, I believe we are warmer here in Alaska than you are. We've been in the low 20s the last few days, plus no wind, so we're feeling quite warm. I think our -40s we had at Christmas moved on down your way.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Barb;
I wish you had a Happy Sunday and staying warm♬♬♬ Lovely scene with the snow, though.
Oh My!!! Walnut Grove is the name really reminiscent for me. I avidly watched the TV drama "little house in the prairie" with the bilingual TV (my first one is about more than 20years ago, haha) and tried to improve hearing ability. I think there must be a museum, how I wish to visit♪♪♪

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Far Side of Fifty said...

Stay warm! You picked a nice day to go out. Lovely photo! I am missing my camera time too:(

ladyfi said...

What a stunning church and fabulous photos.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Pure 'picture postcard'!!
Wonderful shots - I'm glad you popped out for some fresh air and a photo shoot - thank you Barb!

I'm visiting from Sunlit Sunday - nice to met you here.

Sending you warm hugs and a pocket full of sunbeams from my little corner of the world where it's summer.
Shane

EG CameraGirl said...

So pristine in the lovely sunlight!

Marlys Folly said...

What a beautiful picture... Always nice to see a little sun on a cold day.

Rose said...

That is a beautiful little church...it was between 8 and 12 below all day yesterday, and was 1l below this morn when I got up but did eventually get up to 10 degrees above.

poppilinnstudios said...

What pretty photo's, Barb. Love the little white church in the snow.
-Lynn

Amy Burzese said...

Pretty scene, Barb. A candidate for framing.

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful church Barb, and lovely winter shots. Stay warm!

Angel Blue said...

Glad we dont have all that snow the cold temps are more than enough lol.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

hey Barb! Thanks for the nice words! Yes I was bundled up but didn't want to take the pics outside.

Yes, winter sunlight is tricky and a bit deceiving around here. I'm constantly needing to know the actual temperature because of just that reason.

Thank you for your visit!♥

Audrey said...

Beautiful picture Barb. You are the best. Love how you captured the sunlight peeking through.
Thanks for sharing.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures