While in Madison, we visited Margie's Country Store. On ground level was a quilt shop, and it was just stuffed full. Not real big, but what space there was, was jam packed. And they were fun to visit with. The basement was full of all kinds of goodies to decorate with. There was so much it was hard to see it all.
And this is Delilah...she was the store cat...and made me feel right at home.
While staying down at Madison, Indiana for a couple days, we went to the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. I have wanted to go there for the longest time, but think we could have chosen a better time to see things. We only saw a few Great Blue Herons, and hawks. One deer. I think a couple little turtles. Oh, and we saw a few geese and a few little ducks from a distance.
One of the signs said that Bald Eagles and Ospreys can be seen there, but we were not so lucky.
However, on our way home, no more than half an hour from here we saw this:
Roger spotted it, and pointed it out to me...there was one little spot to pull completely off the road. I was fumbling getting my camera out, and it just dove for something in this pond, or maybe at the edge of the pond...there are weeds/grass that grows around the edge and I could not see what it got. It took off in a few seconds with nothing in its claws. It circled back around and I snagged this shot, but it did not hang around long enough for me to get a good picture. I still cannot believe we saw an osprey this close to home!
We stopped at Hardee's yesterday in Brazil, Indiana. As we were leaving, we were going out the back of the parking lot and there was this guy/gal. Not sure how to tell the difference. Hardee's is right in town, and Brazil is NOT just a stop in the road. It probably has a population of 10,000 at least. But not sure.
Soon as it saw me, it came running. And was just peeping so softly. When I didn't have anything, it went around to Roger's side of the Rav. I did not have a single thing to feed it.
Tomorrow Rubbish Tuesday meme opens...so am posting early. Mainly because if I don't do it while thinking about it, I am apt to forget. I forget what town we were passing through yesterday when I just caught this glimpse of this truck. If we had not been running late already due to a train blocking the road and a detour, I would have been tempted to have Roger turn around to go back for a good shot.
And this is from a the end of August...it is in an area we have drove through several times, but I don't remember ever seeing this old house. I love the way the stone is used. This is through the windshield...but we were stopped. I don't know why I did not get out and take the pictures.
This particular day lily started blooming the first part of July, and this picture was taken in July. But this particular day lily is just now starting to slow down its blooming. It has sure provided a lot of beauty.
I may have posted this before but if I did I cannot find it. Besides, it is worth a double post to my eyes. Taken last fall...a drive-by. Or maybe I should say a drive towards. For the photos I take, usually the ones that I am driving towards are the only ones I find that I can work with to get something decent. Photos taken out the side view are most apt to be blurred beyond help, and/or have reflections in them.
First of all, a photo from just a week or two ago. I must say, this was much more beautiful in real life than in this photo.
Then there is this one, taken earlier this summer. It is on the highway between Rockville and Clinton here in Indiana. It is a busy road, no place to pull over, a lot of times can't even slow down. So this was taken through the windshield.
Saw these two at the end of August...really wonder about the history of the top one for sure. If you look at the end, it looks like garage doors...bt the windows make me think someones old house. But then there is that chimney! Who would put a chimney there--be it house or garage of shop, it doesn't look like a good choice to me.
This old beauty doesn't look to have a long life left. I wish I knew just where it was till I could keep an eye on it over the next few years. I think this was the first time we had ever ran across it.
This one was up at the swampy area north of here. It was so windy, I was lucky to get this shot. Believe it or not, I have seen just as many monarchs here at the house, if not more than normal. But not other places.