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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It's blooming already!

I noticed one single bloom yesterday, and there was one more almost open so I assumed it would be open today.  And it was.

I did not count but there at least 5 or 6 blooms open.  I did not remember it blooming this early.  Not that I am complaining...just making a statement.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Spring Mill State Park

For Tuesday's treasures...I am showing a few scenes from Spring Mill State Park in Indiana.

I love to visit places like this...

We have had our family picnic down there the past couple or three years...

but we just stay at a shelter and talk and visit.  These photos are from 2007.

I wish I had a fireplace...

I would be happy with either one of these.  There is nothing like sitting by a fire and visiting with a friend.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Stroll down memory lane

To have barns to post, I had to stroll back through a few little rambling drives and choose some from the past.  This one I know I have posted before, but it has been a is from 2009.

This one is from that same day in November, but I honestly do not think I have ever posted it.

Another from November of 2009, taken a few days after the first two.  I don't think I would have posted this before.

This one is from pre-digital days.  Remember film?   This barn is no longer there.  It has been gone a good while.  I did not think it looked that bad, but one day went back by there and it was just gone.  Only to live on in my memory and photos.

Linking to The Barn Collective.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

My first iris...

I was quite surprised to see this today....I did a quick snap of it.  It turned out better than I thought it would. 

Friday, April 21, 2017


I photographed this place a week or two ago...HERE is a photo of it from 2011. Looks to me like it is slow going, yet I feel like it has improved.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sarah's dogwood

This is Sarah's pink dogwood...the one in the header is mine from a few years ago.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Of all things, the robin has built a nest in my wisteria vine at the end of my front porch.  If I ease the door open, she always looks at me like this.  I can get my mail and she stays there, but if I step out she flies.  Consequently, we mostly sit on the back porch when we have a minute.

Linking to I'D-Rather-B-Birding...


There is nothing quite as inviting as a road stretching out ahead...whether it is empty

Some have bends and curves...

some are straight...

Some have treasures beside them....

Others are ahead around the bend....

Yep, I love roads and consider them treasures beyond measure.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A barn from the Smoky Mountains....

I am sure I have shown this but it has been choosing to post it again.

And will here a couple photos of some of the items inside..

Linking to The Barn Collective

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Handsome guy

Such a handsome rooster....

Pink Dogwood

I love dogwoods....whether white or pink.  Pink is my favorite, and I would love it if this one stayed this shade of pink.  Usually by the time it opens up real good it is white, then turns back pink, but it is a brighter pink.  It has did this ever since it was injured.  Each year I watch and hope it will stay this color.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I wish it were mine!

Went down to the local DQ this morn and this was sitting there!

I knew I had to photograph it for Tuesday's Treasures.

So here you have all its glory.

Tuesday's Treasures

Sunday, April 9, 2017

First United Methodist Church, Paris, Illinois

I was shooting towards the sun but could not resist a few shots.

This is the second time I have happened by this church and both times was mid day.

I would love to see this at night when the lights are on...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Barns from the past week...

Look at the weather vane!  A great rooster, I think.

This barn was in one of the photos yesterday, but I thought I  would post a couple that are zoomed in.

I even took the color out of this one...

And I will finish up with this...I have posted a pic of it years ago.  It had much more color back then.

The Barn Collective

Friday, April 7, 2017

House by the side of the road....

I took this the other day.  Though it had been a while since I had been down this road, I couldn't remember it.  But I just couldn't believe I wouldn't remember it.  Then it dawned on used to be another color...white I believe.  Or gray.  If I get time, I will look through my old photos and see if I can find photo of it from back then.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Days like this....

I cannot get enough of days like this...

Days with skies like this.  I love them.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pretty in pink

I am not sure what type of flowering bush this is...I wondered if some kind of pear?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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