A heathy hardy new great grandson....it's a wonderful way to start the week. Our granddaughter Margo finally had her baby. He was late to arrive. I think he was trying to be born on his daddy's birthday later this week. This is Leo, he weights 9 pounds. I am looking forward to holding him.
My day started out foggy (like so many of my days ,LOL) This is out front.
A mile down the road, there were many birds eating something.. Love the background tree in the fog..
At a 4-way stop in town, the same time as a semi truck, you can see the clock tower in the fog. I was meeting my classmates for a breakfast. There were 8 of us this time, many still on vacation in Florida. ??
After the breakfast, I went to join my daughter Kathy. We picked up a delicious coffee at a gas station...haha. It was clean there,and so many different flavors and creamers, who knew? They even gave me a card ,so after ten coffees I get one free. Unreal. Kathy and I drove the country side for a bit and took photos. She wanted me to see this house falling down. Sad, someone is mowing there and there was a new camper in the back yard....we wondered if it was the owners coming home for the summer, fall months and possibly going south in winter.
The crops were in here, so I got this shot. Thankful the barn owner takes care of his barn.
This is an old one that needs some care. I wonder if they know it's cheaper to tend the old than build new.
Here's one back from the road I like the vine on the front fence in this picture.
What do farmers do with these big bales of whatever? They seem to just sit forever,making nice housing for field mice, I suppose. LOL
This was a fun shot. Kathy pulls up and say get a picture mom...the horse was facing the barn...well you know what kind of shot that would have been. A horse's backside...so I rolled the window down and whistled , yell , "here boy" and he spun around and this was good. I think every time Kathy and I want to get pictures it's cloudy or raining. Hopefully soon we will get a nice day.
Have a happy day where you are. XO
Congratulations on the birth of your healthy new great-grandson, he's a keeper :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures in the countryside, so serene and perfect for Autumn weather.
Sad about the farmhouse in distress, what tales those walls could tell !
Have a lovely week Susie.
Thank you Jo. I am anxious to see this new baby. We all love our babies in this family. :):) I like seeing things in my own county that I have never seen before. :) I do wonder what happened when I see property decaying. Blessings to you for a fun week. xoxo, SusieDelete
Congratulations on that healthy new ggrandson! Love the house photo. Good job, getting him to turn for you! Unless the farmer is actively using the barn, it's actually cheaper to let it fall down. Taxes on buildings that are not helping make the income are just another drain on income. As soon as the farmer makes improvements to his buildings, the taxes go up. Sad but true. The large bales here are usually wrapped in plastic to protect them from rain. Some say that even bales left out to the elements only lose the very outer layer to rot, and I suppose some can't afford to have them wrapped.ReplyDelete
That was supposed to read Horse, but I liked the house photo too. 😀Delete
Thank you Judy. We were sitting on pins and needles waiting for Leo ...he was about 2 weeks over. That does make me sad about old barns and houses falling apart. Hope you are getting rested from your overseas trip. Wow, I just think of everything you have seen ...love it. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Welcome Baby Leo! God bless him and his mom and dad. I love the barn photos.ReplyDelete
Thank you Karen. He's chunk of a baby. We are all excited for when we can see him. They live in another state. I enjoyed seeing the old barns...they all have something about them. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Cute baby....but then most babies are cute...lol. I love pictures of old barns and that house falling down. Don't you just wonder about their history and the activity that took place back in the day? Love fog something so mysterious about fog.ReplyDelete
Louise, Yes I do wonder about houses falling down...makes me kind of sad. I do love foggy mornings...if you can see to drive. LOL. We all want to take a turn holding Leo...and sniff his sweet new baby smell. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Welcome to the world, little Leo! Susie, he's precious. Oh no, the old house has fallen down. I wonder what will happen to that old house - will they demolish it or try to sell it? I'm glad you got to go to the country with your daughter. I just took a drive in the country this morning for some quiet time, and it was wonderful. Yes, I'm curious to know what the farmers do with those huge bales? This girl does not like field mice haha. Oh, you took a nice picture of the white horse. The fog around your area is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Wishing you sweet October days, Susie.
Thank you Sheri. We are excited about Leo , he was late being born by about 2 weeks. I want to hug on him for sure. :)Delete
RThat old house down from me is still barely standing. When the leaves turn , I will get more photos...it really is going, the roof has almost totally fallen in. The sides are popping out to the north. Judy says those bales can last a very long time. I just thought they looked rotted...so it good for animals I guess.
I like foggy mornings too....but not so dense people can't see to drive...I remember those scary days when I had to get to work.So I usually pray God will let people get to and from safely. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie
Great that the horse posed for you!ReplyDelete
You have a handsome great grandson, congrats!
Enjoyed the ride with you.
Thank you Sylvia. I am ready to love on our newest baby. I may get to next month.Delete
It's fun to see old barn around our county. No sitting out today...but I did sweep the porch and put the scarecrows out. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
Welcome baby Leo! He's adorable Susie! Blessings to you all :)ReplyDelete
Pilar, I felt for my granddaughter...that boy was 9 pounds. Of course you can handle big babies easier , I think. He was 2 weeks late. Thank you for visiting. Hope you are doing well and loving your fall season. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Congrats on Leo's birth. He is a big, strong looking baby boy - a real blessing. How nice to meet with your classmates, too. I love the foggy shots and it's too bad about the house falling in. I do love the barn photos. We do have sunshine finally this afternoon. Wishing you a blessed evening.ReplyDelete
Mildred, Leo was 2 weeks late...so he is chumky looking to me. Easy to cuddle. :):) I am so ready to hold him. We try to have a classmates' brunch every month on the 2nd Monday. But not during winter...to hard for some to get out. Glad you have sunshine. I need to see the sun every few days at least. :):) Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Congratulations ~ What a darling. I was just at Nonnie's blog and she wast posting a brand new great niece. Nothing sweeter than new life.ReplyDelete
Wanda, I am so lucky to be able to see great grandchildren in my life. Yes, I saw Nonnie's baby too. We love to hold them . Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Congrats Susie on the birth of your great grandson Leo. Love his name. Wow that is some great pics along your route. Love the horse turning for you to take his picture. That house falling down is kind of sad. A beautiful home at one time that I am sure family after family was raised there. So sad to see it falling down and not cared for. A big part of history gone. Happy New Week.ReplyDelete
Kris, I enjoyed my time with Kathy. It gets her away from the computer job searching. She loves looking at outdoor things and is a bird watcher. Yes, I feel sad whenever I see a home falling down...I always wonder...why? Blessings, xoxo, love, SusieDelete
Congrats on the new great grandbaby, Susie. How special is that?! And, like Mindy's babies-he is never going to wear newborn size clothing. lolReplyDelete
How sad is that old house all fallen down. I hate to see tha happen.
Hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana
Diana, This baby boy was late arriving. I know Margo had to be relieved. I text her just a bit, I know she better rest for now. Gee, I know about the newborn clothes...the grands here are not wearing them more than once. Lynzie got a good report for Luke at the children's hospital yesterday. He's amazing the drs. No meds for his Cystic Fibrosis.Delete
Blessings, xoxo, love Susie
Congrats! What a beautiful “healthy”baby boy!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the visit!
Thank you Lisa, Come visit any time. I will be checking your blog too. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Louis Dean and I are in the gazebo as we visit with you tonight! He said to tell you he enjoyed your post and laughed about the gas station coffee and the horse! Such great photos! It was 97 degrees yesterday and in the 70's today and we sit here tonight with sweaters on a blanket around my legs! Pure HEAVEN!!!ReplyDelete
Linda, I am glad your weather cooled down some. I like sweater weather. Tell LD, I am going to get some more of that coffee. It taste better than the coffee they serve at our gathering for brunch restaurant . Blessings to all, love you guys, xoxo, SusieDelete
I love seeing old houses and barns in the country Susie...don't you always wonder what stories they hold inside? Such gorgeous photos today...congrats on your sween new great grandson!ReplyDelete
Betsy, I do wonder what has happened when I see an older home falling in ruin. It's sad. I am anxious to hold our new baby boy. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie! Congratulations! Your new grand is super sweet!ReplyDelete
I will echo what everybody else is saying, congratulation!ReplyDelete
I really like all your shots. The only places I can get shots like that around here is not around here. Western Ma. is very rural dotted with little farms or New Hampshire. As I may or may have not said before thank you for your comments and support at my blog. I do appreciate it.