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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Church of Christ

This is the Church of Christ...again one from Covington, Indiana. This one is just down the street a block or two from the Covington Methodist Church shown here.
It would have been a short walk to go from one to the other...
I am a sucker for red doors...and I also love arches...so this was two loves in one shot.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Work ????

I had to go back to the picture of the entire building in its original size to see that the sign there to the side says Work One. This was another of those instances where I wish I had not been concentrating on the subject...I would either have had the whole sign in or I would have cut it out if I had noticed.

Community Action in Covington, Indiana

Monday, March 29, 2010

Have you ever...

Have you ever seen silos with a roof like this....I don't think I ever have. I made a comment on my Pics & Pieces blog about roofing the barn...what i would like to know is how they roofed this. I wonder if they had a lift, or if they put a ladder on the near by roofs. I might could have done the lift, but I know I could not have done the ladders.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

A lens flare view

Sandhill Crane
This, as with almost all photos here, will enlarge if clicked.

Home is where the heart is

The barn at the place Roger and I lived at for a year and a half...in Tennessee.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gone but not forgotten

I am hoping that we don't have any more of that white stuff shown above, though our neighbor who races sprint cars always tells about he can remember going to a race the first weekend in may and it snowing.....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The evening sun

This is old...I have published it before on my other blog...I have cropped it and used it as a header...and no matter when I run across it I always stop and look. This was not too far from where I worked at the orchard. It was falling down almost when I took the picture, and is totally gone now.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Evening glsss

I am not sure what you will think about this picture....I was looking for another photograph when I came across the set that had this one. It just put a catch in my throat...such a perfect evening. There are very few times when the water is that still.
I like this one also, but not as much as the top one.

Both are from the strip pits, of course.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Roger's latest creation

Roger has been busy for a while now...working on this knife. It would take more time than I have now, and more knowledge than I have without interviewing him to tell the process. All I know is that whether the handle is made of wood, bone, or antler...it really is a process to get it ready. He has them in this old non-working fridge for a month or more beforehand to dry out. The fridge has a 25 watt bulb in it, and it is on all the time.

Then he puts them in a jar of polyurethane that has a vacuum on it for 24 hours. Next. they are taken out and put back in the fridge till they dry--usually another two or three weeks. That is just the handle.
But the results are well worth the effort.
He made this one for the son of a friend....and gave it to him tonight. He works where Roger used to work, and like his dad and Roger ....he likes hunting and fishing.
Roger even makes the sheathes.
I really like the finished product....

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Double the fun

These are more drive-by shots...even with the noise and all else, there is just something about these photos that I like. I know a lot of it is the evening light hitting the side of the barn. This barn is actually just the normal barn red, but the with the evening light, it looks as bright as a new copper penny.
I could not decide which I liked best...I wish I had taken the one above with the barn situated more to the left but still showing some of the surrounding area.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The road that takes me home

This is another drive-by shot...I liked the sunlight hitting the bridge over Brouillette's Creek, while the rest of the road was in the shade.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A ring-necked beauty


We decided to do a quick drive through the strip pits tonight...the first thing we saw was a ring-necked pheasant. Not this one. The first one flew off and landed in weeds, etc. that were tall enough for him to hide in.
But we spotted this fellow on a bit farther and he started to run when I stepped out of the car...the bottom picture is actually one of the first taken. Anyway, when he started to run, I got back in the Rav4 and he only ran a few feet and went back to eating.

I would have liked to get closer but could not unless I wanted to be wet up to my ankles...plus it is posted with keep out signs every where you look. So from the roadside is about the only way I ever take a photo out there. I just really feel like I have to respect people's rights...


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Experiment in progress

Please bare with me as I experiment with something new...it is called Scribe Fire and it is an add-on thing to Firefox. Hopefully it will be easier to manage two blogs that I have under two different gmail accounts.

BTW, this is a building we passed a few weeks ago, when we took backroads on the trip to Nashville, Indiana...you know the one where we didn't quite make it there. Oh well, I had rather have seen the countryside that we did see as to have made it there.

Left behind

When we were at the Jasper Pulaski Fish & Wildlife area, we did a little bit more driving around. We found gravel pits, and Roger was talking to a young man that was actually lived in the area.
We were at gravel pits, and he pointed out this piece of old machinery that was left behind when the gravel pit closed down.
There was so much brush around, I don't think I would have seen it if he had not pointed it out.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A little bit of sun glare never hurt anyone...

This is from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, which I showed on my Pics & Pieces blog the other day. I love anything built with stone. I really love the arch shown here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Drive-by sunset

These were taken as we came home from seeing the Sandhill cranes the other day....
I love the colors in both.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sepia Scenes

I took this yesterday, the top is done in Photoshop Elements 2. The bottom is the original. I am not sure which one I like best.
If you want to see more sepia scenes or join in the fun, click HERE.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sandhill Cranes

We headed north yesterday to see the Sandhill Cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife area...
I told more about the trip on my other blog. But here are a couple or three of the better photos.
I am publishing the top photo just to show you the area and how many cranes were there.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Swan Lake

Maybe not Swan Lake, but Swan Strip Pit at least. Roger counted over 80 of them on this pond. I wish I had had a way to record them...a few took off in flight when we first got there but the others remained and were doing this soft cooing back and forth. I call it singing. It was such a peaceful, contented sound.
If you will look closely, or you can enlarge the photo above, you will see the third one back is a mute swan. I think the others are trumpeter swans but not positive. One guy Roger talked to another day thought they were tundra swans. Whatever they are, I sure enjoy seeing them.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring is in the air!

We made a run through the strip pits...found out that the red-winged blackbirds have returned. I thought at first that the one above did not have any red at all on the wing, but there is a tiny bit. Compare the amount of red on it to the amount on the one below!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

How green was my valley....

I cannot help but look at this and wonder just how green the view would be later in the year. And even more, I would love to see it dressed in autumn colors. I hope two things: that I can find this view again and also that I actually remember to go back there.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A spark of hope

I took this, just to take a photo of the leaves still hanging on. But when I downloaded it to the computer, I noticed the bud just waiting for a warm spring day to burst into life.

Monday, March 1, 2010

From both sides now...

I think someone is working on this house....but not positive. The part that says 'no' is the lower window pane of the top window being totally missing on this side.
But there is the screen door, and if you will enlarge the photo above, it looks as if they have plywood leaning against the wall in that back window. Looking at how straight and true some of the lines are in this house, I think it is worth saving. I also wonder if I could find it again...it was on one of those side roads we took on our little drive Thursday.

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