Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Backyard Reflections

Today was such a gorgeous day I decided to take my laptop out into the back yard and delete a few of the hundreds of photos I have on it.

But all I could see on the monitor was the reflection of the trees.  I thought it was so neat  that I just had to take a few pics.

I ended up going back in the house and sitting near an open window to get some deleted.

Sharing with Weekend Reflections

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Friday, September 28, 2012

Pumpkins and Tomatoes

The other evening I went out to my friend's farm and came home with pumpkins and tomatoes.
Here is the cutie that raised them.

Linking to
Green Day #15

Have a great weekend!  Until next time


Red Fence

I drive by this fence all the time but never really noticed it until the other morning when I was driving home from my sleep study.  The photos don't really do justice to how pretty it looked in the early morning light.

Linking to Friday Fences #51

Thanks for stopping.  Have a great weekend.

Until next time

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rural Scenes

Just a few rural scenes this morning for Rural Thursday's Blog Hop

Linking to Rural Thursday #36

Thanks for stopping.  See you next time.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Red Barn at Sunrise

As I was driving home the other morning at sunrise, I saw this red barn with the sun coming up behind it.  Just had to stop for a couple of pics.

Linking to Barn Charm 104

Several of you have asked about the sleep study.  The technician said I had some breathing abnormalities but not enough for her to put a CPap on me.  I am waiting for the doctor to review it and should hear sometime this week what he thinks.

As always, thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.
Until next time

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Morning Sky

I don't usually get up early enough for a sunrise, but the other night I had a sleep study.  They wake you up at 6 a.m. and I was on my way home as the sun was coming up.

I thought I would try it in Black and White.

Linking to
Your Sunday Best #36
The Weekend in Black and White
Weekend Reflections
Skywatch Friday

Thanks for stopping.  Have a great weekend.
Until next time.


Friday, September 21, 2012

City Fence, Country Fence

Do any of you remember the Aesop Fable, the City Mouse and the Country Mouse?  My mom used to read it to me and I read it to my girls.  Well this post has nothing to do with Mice.  The title of my post just reminded me of it.

This is the City Fence right down the alley from me.  It's a new fence and new garden and Sue has done a beautiful job with it.

This is the Country Fence a few miles outside town.  Well it's not really a fence but it's the entrance to this farm.

Linking to Fridays Fences #50

If I haven't visited you or commented lately, it's just that life has been so busy.  I'm always playing catch up.

Have a wonderful weekend.  See you next time.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rural Wedding

Here are a few lot of photos from the  rural outdoor wedding I attended last Saturday.

The Setting

The Bride & Groom

One of the Bridesmaids

The Flower Girls...Nieces of the Bride
Aren't they adorable!

The reception tent

Table Decorations
The large blue jars were used to put the Bridesmaids' bouquets in.

My friend, Judy, and I made 36 of these bouquets.
We also decorated the arbor in one of the first photos.

There were lots of other jars used for flowers and tea lights. 
The menu included steaks as they raise beef cattle.

Deserts and signs made by the mother of the bride.

As the evening wore on

 Thanks for joining me in the beautiful wedding.
Good night!

Linking to Rural Thursday #36

Until next time

Monday, September 17, 2012

Drive-by barns

I don't usually get to do drive-by shooting of barns as I am the one driving and I have to stop and pull over.  But when I was at my daughter's a few weeks ago she was driving so thought I would give it a try.  I was pleasantly surprised at how well these turned out.   They are all straight out of the camera except for resizing and adding my name.

Linking to Barn Charm 103

Thanks for stopping!  Have a great week!

Until next time.


p.s.  My grandson thought he had coined a new word.  He said "Grandma Barb there is another barnage"!  I said "Sorry, TexWisGirl has already coined that word". :0)

Tragedy and Blessings

Saturday was a day of tragedy and blessings in our little town.  The corner of the street I live on looked like this in the morning.

and the sky was full of these.

A house around the corner from me exploded sending a mother, 2 small girls, and a baby to the hospital.  Fire departments from 2 other towns were called in to help.  Four helicopters were also called  to airlift all 4  to burn units in the Twin Cities.  The last I heard the mother was in critical condition and no   word on the children.  I didn't know the family other than to say hi or good morning as I walked past the house on my way to the swimming pool.  I guess they had just moved in this spring.  Please pray for this family.

But there was some blessings that happened in the afternoon.  There were 2 weddings and a wedding reception for a couple that were married last weekend..  I attended one wedding that was a late afternoon country outdoor wedding.  It was beautiful so the day ended on a happy note.

Just a couple of pictures from the wedding.  I will be showing more photos in another post.

Thanks to all of my loyal followers who have left comments and to all my new followers.  I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to visit much this past week as I have been very busy.  I hope to catch up with you all soon.

Until next time


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Garden Fences

My cousin has a garden that runs through the woods in her back yard.  She has so many vignettes. But I am only going to show some of the fences in the garden.  The first two were deep in the woods and so they didn't turn out quite as well.

Linking to
Friday Fences #49
  Cottage Garden Party #20

Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend!

Until next time.