4/27/10

A Moo Moo and a Woo Hoo for Outdoor Wednesday!


It seems like the older I get the more I appreciate the beauty around me.  When I was a teenager my Mom was forever pointing out the beauty of the area we lived in.  She loves the rolling hills of Western Wisconsin.  Being a teenager, and much more interested in boys than hills,  I was rather ho hum about the whole nature beauty thing.  But on Sunday, as I was driving to a local rural nursery to check on their flowers I was struck by the greenness and beauty of our rolling hills. I spotted some beef cows heading down to pasture and I thought they made the prettiest of pics.

We got some desperately needed rain last weekend and things are greening up quite nicely.





 A simple pastoral scene.  But I find beauty in it.

Flowering Crabs also make my heart sing.

We only have one in our yard that the previous owners planted.  They placed it in a poor spot and it doesn't get enough sun.   So I  took my camera to town and found these lovelies outside a local business.

Ahhhh, yes!  The beauty of spring.

I am joining Marla @ Always Nesting  for WooHoo Wednesday

And Susan @  A Southern Day Dreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

51 comments:

  1. Cindy,

    Thank you for posting the beautiful country scenery! It is awesome! Last fall I had to make a drive to North Carolina and I could hardly keep my eyes on the road for all of the beautiful scenery and farmland! Takes my breath away to see such beauty in our awesome country!

    (My mother used to do the same thing and now I do it to my daughters to point out the beauty all around us!)

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

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  2. Definitely a Woo Hoo! laughing moment!! Love your post title and the scenery is beautiful. We live next to a rural area and get to see a lot of awesome cows. Could those pink buds be any brighter. Love spring and its glory.

    I hope you didn't have any problems linking cuz I fought with linky and I won linky 2 but lost all links from past Woo Hoo! Grrr....

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  3. Love the title of your post...too darling!

    I love the rural scenery...so American to me! I hope someday to be living in a beautiful setting such as that...so tired of the big city!

    The pink blossoms are gorgeous! Spring has sprung!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  4. Oh, the hills are just gorgeous and the flowering trees are just stunning. Beautiful pictures. Hugs, Marty

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  5. What gorgeous shots! You are are so cheerful I am glad you are getting better.

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  6. I have to agree...the older you get the more you enjoy the beauty around you...when your younger your too busy raising kids...etc...

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  7. Beautiful pics Cindy! Those crab-apples are just breathtaking! Mine are white but I have a red bud and a pine next to it.

    Have a terrifically blessed Tuesday!!!

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  8. I love the pretty countryside and the cows. Great photos!

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  9. HI!!!
    Spring is so pretty!!!!The pasture is sure green and I agree with you, when older we appreciate so many ordinary things!!!!
    I love the galloping cows!!!!
    Have a great week
    have you returned to work yet???I hope not, enjoy your medical leave!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  10. When your post title had Moo Moo - thought you were going to post about those baggy dress things we wore in the 60's & early 70's :D As bad as they looked, they were VERY comfortable! :D
    Never mind - You are to young to remember them!
    Love your photos. The trees are beautiful!
    Enjoy your evening.

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  11. Beautiful & peaceful! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Cindy, it really is so scenic. I live in very flat country, so I LOVE seeing those rolling hills with the cows. We do have crabapple trees, but those are some of the pretties photos I've ever seen. Hope you are having a great week. laurie

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  13. What beautiful pictures.. Isnt it wonderful to age enough to finally see all the beauty around us.. I too see every blade of grass with new eyes.

    Sonny

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  14. Those flowering crabapple trees are so lush and full. Great cow pics, too.

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  15. Beautiful shots Cindy. There is nothing more soothing than a nice country drive with scenes like this. Well, unless it's the ocean :). Those flowering crabs are gorgeous! What a glorious spring. Kathy

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  16. The flowering trees in your town are gorgeous! I too love to find the beauty around me. I was actually doing that (pointing it out) to my 18 year old son this weekend while we were on the road for an hour!

    ~ Tracy

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  17. Your part of Wisconsin IS gorgeous. I LOVE how the hills look "black" in the distance.

    Oh, honey - - - look carefully at your second picture. That brown steer looks like he's up in that tree, straddling the branch!!! Now how funny is THAT????

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  18. Wow it is gorgeous where you live! I live is Dallas and everything is brown, brown, and more brown.

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  19. Hi Cindy! Your photos are really so beautiful but I must tell you something! I'm laughing out loud! :)
    On your second picture of the green hills and cows, the cow on the left looks like she's sitting in that tree! Go look at it again and you'll laugh too!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  20. WOW...what beautiful contry side...I love to go on drives and just look, explore and appreciate! :D

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  21. Very beautiful! I love taking a drive and just enjoy the scenery!
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  22. Beautiful green rolling hills! And crabapples too!

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  23. Those cows look so happy to be able to run free! That brought joy to my heart too!

    Beautiful trees...this spring has been so good to flowering trees and shrubs!

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  24. Those flowering trees are beautiful! To bad they couldn't stay like that all year round!

    ~Ann

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  25. I love your pastoral pics. We live in rural America, yet I never tire of scenes like yours. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and those blossoms, outstanding!

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  26. Those are the prettiest of trees! I love to take photos of scenes out in the country. Took my camera out last weekend in fact. I wonder how I ever saw anything when I was young. I was too busy. Now I appreciate all that's around me.
    Brenda

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  27. Hi Cindy,
    I have always loved rolling fields and these pics are just beautiful. I love watching horses or cows grazing. It's why we live up in Orange County NY where there are so many beautiful dairy farms and horse stables. Oh my! Those crab apples are spectacular. Mine is just a baby and I hope it looks like that some day! Hugs, Loretta

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  28. I was born and raised in the country, so I understand what you are saying. I love the outdoors and surrounded by nature's beauty.

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  29. This is such a beautiful post. It's funny how as we get older we appreciate the simple things and beauty in life so much more.

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  30. Beautiful pictures you have posted. I lived in the City growing up and loved taking drives in the country to see the green grass and trees. I still love doing that.

    Willow

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  31. What a beautiful country you live in. Thank you foe sharing

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  32. Gorgeous pink blooms! And the countryside with the cows is beautiful. Reminds me of my childhood. We used to count cows on the way to Grandma's house.

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  33. Our cherry and mock crabs are blooming too! I wish they would last longer though!
    Beautiful pics, Cindy!

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  34. Hi Cindy,
    Those trees are stunning....wow, or is it Woo? I agree with recognizing beauty around us, your rolling hills and scattered cows are just gorgeous. Funny, when I was going through your photos it looks like one of the cows is in the tree. I had to take a second look. I must be getting old.
    Enjoy your day... and thanks for your visit.
    Maryrose

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  35. Love those trees. What color. Oh my. Jane F.

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  36. Well Cindy....you know I love the green rolling hills of Wisconsin...cuz that's where I'm from too.
    It is certainly right up there with some of the prettiest states with all the farm country.
    What beautiful photos.
    Karen

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  37. That's a very beautiful sight, Cindy! I apprecicate nature too. The crab apple trees are gorgeous....Christie

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  38. Oh yes, the beauty of spring! I love traveling around blogland and seeing all the beautiful scenery in this great country of ours. BTW, your little niece is just adorable!

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  39. Such beautiful images Cindy. I'm glad you're getting around well too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  40. I love those flowering crabs also. I'm beyond happy its finally warming up. Our 2nd son bought a greenhouse this season and is selling plants and flowers in Milwaukee, I cant wait to go see what they have and of course always better to buy from family!

    I love your Mom's guest room,,so very cozy.

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  41. Beautiful photos Cindy. It looks so much like Cathey's Valley near us. The pink trees are incredible!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  42. ooo! Just noticed the new header. Beautiful. I love the typestyle and the "apple" green!

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  43. Mornin' Cindy...

    Girl, I bet you thought I got lost! I'm so sorry for being so late to come by for a visit...but things have just been crazy busy here! How are you doing, Darlin'? I hope that my note finds you well!

    Ohhh Cindy, you know how I love to see all of your Wisconsin countryside photos! You really do live in beautiful country, my friend! Well...we have a few rolling hills around here and lots of cows! Hehe! It's finally starting to green up here...we've had some really good rains lately! Ohhh...don't you just love those pretty pink flowering crab apple trees? We had a few at the school where I worked...now I'm wondering if they're full bloom!

    Girlfriend, I visited your last post as well! I just love what your mom has done with her guest room...it's sooo pretty! I love her iron bed and that puffy patchwork quilt! I also love all of her white wicker...so pretty! Tell her she did a fabulous job with that room...I love it!!!

    Well sweet friend, I'll talk with you later! I have that Drs. appt. that I was telling you about...today! I'm so glad that Russell is taking off of work to drive me! Anyway, say a prayer...I'm a little nervous...but trying to stay positive!

    Love ya, Sweetie!
    Chari

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  44. Your pictures are beautiful. It's amazing how beautiful things are around us when we're ready to see them!

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  45. I comment on that all the time. My husband has always loved driving around looking at nature...I wanted malls and restaurants. Well, I still like restaurants and sweet little shops...but, I love the trees, flowers and landscaping now. I think once my kids left home I finally had time to look around me. Those trees are favorites of mine...so gorgeous!

    Sue

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  46. Your images of your home town are so gorgeous!! I love the country , I grew up near farms in upstate NY and live on 5 quiet acres in the country now. The trees are stunning and the cows are so cute!!
    I adore your blog
    xoxo

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  47. HI there! I'll never catch up on my blogging. I just read all your posts listed . . . I remember you having that shower! And I love your Mom's guest room . . . i have the same exact white wicker shelf in my studio! I'm soooooo glad you are feeling better - but you still need to take it easy. Big surgery my Friend. Just take it slow . . .
    YOU? SLOW? HA!
    I wish we had cows in pastures around here . . . sigh.
    Off to work. If this doesn't slow down, you're going to hear about me on the 6:00 news!
    :) Have a great weekend! Love and hugs! Karen

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  48. I love the crab tree. We had one by the front porch on the farm. Always put on a great show, in Spring.

    Happy Weekend, Cindy!

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  49. Cindy dear, I thought you a lover of nature from the very first time I met you. Seeing things though your eyes is always such a pleasure. Your entire blog shows the love you have of home, folks and the beautiful outdoors. Those trees are glorious!!

    SASS stands for Short Attention Span Syndrome...and I have it something terrible. Check SMB's blog sometime.
    I completely related to what she wrote. I wanted to repeat what she said on my post...but since she wrote it...I didn't want to do that.

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  50. OH! I so know what you mean about not appreciating the beauty around you till you're older, uh, I mean, mature. :)

    Love those pasture pics! So tranquil and REAL!

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I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy