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Friday’s Fences – Moo

Yesterday morning found me at Motor Man’s parents’ house just after sunrise. Not too far from their property is a cow pasture.

Yes, there is a fence in these pictures.

Just in case you hadn’t noticed.

Linking up to Friday’s Fences.

Full Wolf Moon

Today, I’m sharing a few pictures we took of this week’s full moon, also known as the Full Wolf Moon, or Old Moon.

This was the moon on Saturday, shining over Bride and Groom Swan as they took a sunset cruise. I named this picture “Moon River”.

“Two drifters, off to see the world,
There’s such a lot of world to see.”

You may recall yesterday’s barn post. This next picture was taken Sunday during that same stop – directly across the highway from the barn. Motor Man and I both took pictures during this stop, and we believe he took this one.

And just a little further along, the moon was shining over this cow pasture, near Motor Man’s parents’ house.

When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.                Mahatma Gandi

October Snow Barn Charm

Last weekend, Motor Man and I took an overnight trip to West Virginia with friends. We went on a couple of train rides; you’ll probably read more about that in a few days.

But, since today is Tuesday, I wanted to participate in Tricia’s Barn Charm. I took photos of lots of barns on our trip.  I just had one problem: I couldn’t choose just ONE barn picture to share. So I’m sharing four. 

This first barn was somewhere near the Harrisonburg area of Virginia. It was snowing heavily there as we passed  through on Saturday morning.  I love the little fence-lined lane (road?) beside the barn.

Snow on the roof of this cinder block barn. And a lone cow. 

It’s pretty obvious in this next picture that this was a snowy day in autumn. There’s just a little orange remaining on the trees to the right. And on the left, the snow on the tree branches almost looks like cotton balls.

My last photo, just like the others, was taken from the car as we were driving down the highway, thus the blurred tree in the foreground.  The afternoon sun was shining on a little fall foliage up in the mountains.  

So how about you? Are you able to choose a favorite from these snowy autumn barn photos?

Linking up to Barn Charm

Last Dairy


You may recall that in previous posts I mentioned growing up across the highway from a dairy barn. This dairy barn.

As a young girl, I spent quite a bit of time on this side of the highway. It was an interesting place with lots of activity.

Recently, the owners stopped operations here, the last remaining dairy in the county. They still have a few cows, waiting to be sold.  I visited last week to take  some pictures. And Marshall went with me to see where his mom hung out when she was a little girl.

Actually, Marshall had visited the dairy years ago on a field trip during Vacation Bible School. He was probably two or three years old. That’s when he discovered that milk comes from cows. And he hasn’t drunk a drop of milk since then.  True story.

Back to our visit last week. The cows were once brought into this part of the barn to be milked. This was where I spent the majority of my dairy barn time. And included for your viewing pleasure, the south end of a north-bound cow.

Hey, who gave you permission to take a picture of my south end?

It was feeding time for some of the newly weaned calves. Can you guess which direction the guy was coming from that had their feed?

Chow time.

And why is this one glaring at me? It wasn’t her south end in the picture.

The bovine sisterhood.