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Wednesday, December 13, 2017


 Photo from January, 2016
Our Lorelei is in the hospital with pneumonia.  She was admitted yesterday evening, and has to stay at least tonight and will see what tomorrow brings.  She felt bad Monday, then she her fever began...she did not throw up or anything like that.  Just a temp and wheezing.  She looks sick,  does not look horrible.  Her oxygen level is not normal.

The dr. was in this afternoon while we were there, and she was looking at the oxygen level and pulse rate and at Lorelei, and said you would never guess how sick she is by looking at her.  And she doesn't complain...teases and jokes with all the nurses, and whoever comes in, and cooperates and does whatever they ask.  So we will see what tomorrow brings.  Hoping she doesn't have to spend a third night, but if she does, we are thankful for the care she gets

I am posting this same post at both blogs...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Remember Mabel... .

I always told Lorelei that she was Charlotte's cousin that moved to the city.

 We watched her grow all one summer.

She grew....

And grew some more...

The first photo was taken on Sept 3 and the last one on October 11....I have watched for relatives every summer since that year but so far no luck. You know she had to leave lots of children behind with that body of hers!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

One snap and this post sitter was gone...

I don't know what kind of hawk this is...I thought it was this one that I used to see out at the strip pits, but when it flew it did not have the white on the tail feathers.    I am thinking it is a Red-tailed hawk.  When it flew, I could see red at the base of the tail feathers on the back. But other than that bit of red, his back was dark.  The way he flew I did not get a good look at his underwings...  He was a pretty good sized hawk.

Edited to add:  Take a look HERE at the Red -tailed hawk...then scroll down and look through all the other photos, got numbers 8 and 9.  To add to the confusion, go HERE and then scroll down and look at the dark morph of the Swainson's Hawk.  I still believe it is a Red-tailed because there are so many in the area and we are just east of the range of the Swainson Hawk's area.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


We passed this little barn back in least I am classifying it as a barn.  I think in reality it might be a workshop.

Or maybe a woodshed.

Now the one below is a barn for sure...

Look at that blue sky!  Isn't it glorious?

I like the play of shadows on the front, too.

Linking to the Barn Collective

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From the strip pit area

Ran through the strip pit area today...just to be going.  Saw our first Northern Harrier out there.  Normally we see them quite a while before now.

From this road, it is a good ways over to the big strip the following photo was zoomed way in.

I think the white are swans...I am pretty sure the others are white fronted geese.  They are so far that without the zoom power of the camera, you cannot really tell for sure that it is birds.   And for sure did not see the white fronted geese...all we saw was the white.  I was on the road in the first photo when I took this photo.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Remembering the color....

Autumn was over way too soon for me.  We have no color left, but I do have a few shots that I have not shown...the one above is from Paris, Illinois.  I have another from over there, but I cannot get it to load for love nor money.   They are all better if you click to expand the view.

This is on the way home...

And this is from in town.

Monday, December 4, 2017


It just crossed my they even make oil cans like this anymore?  I am going to have to look for one.  If I can remember.

These two shots overlap...couldn't make up my mind which I liked best so just posting both.

Also, I did not pay a bit of attention to the prices of these, but next time I am there, I will.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures....

Sunday, December 3, 2017

From the strip pits, from the yard

We were out at the strip pits late the other evening...I captured a few of the geese.

This is also from the same was not as dark as this looks...this is just how it turned out...

And this one is from the back yard yesterday afternoon.  We were raking a few leaves.  I always keep an eye on the sky when out in the hopes of seeing something interesting.   Normally it is vultures I see, but there was no mistaking this for a vulture.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Parke County Barn

A beauty from last weekend....

I was going to stop and get another view but someone was coming up behind me so we had to move on.  Notice way, way on past the barn in the background is another barn!

I will be linking to the Barn Collective later.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Pole Dancers...

This is from a few weeks back...midday shot in case you haven't guessed.

This is a different one from another day.
I cannot think how many hawks we have seen the past two days, I did not get a chance to photograph any of them.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Need to iron your clothes?

Aren't you glad we don't have to use these?  Do you see the number on top of some of the irons?  I thinking that is how much each one weight.  I am wondering does anyone know what the other item is used for? I am wondering it it is for pleating.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Little Jimmy Leonard

This was Roger's grandfather....on his mother's side of the family.  I don't know how old he was then.  I don't know if he was married to Grammy or if it was before they married.  Things I wish I had asked.  He had passed away before I met Roger, but I knew his grandmother.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Are we ready for this yet???

I thought I would show another covered bridge, this one from Bridgeton, Indiana.  I don't suppose I will be getting out and rambling much in weather like this now.  I will miss that so much...always loved to get out while it was snowing.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Halloween leftover....

I paused in Paris, Illinois just long enough to snag this pic of the spider...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

From a beautiful day...

We passed this barn Friday...I love the wide open view...

and I like the zoomed in versions, too.

As always, I wonder how long this barn has been there.  I wonder about the stories this barn could tell.

Linking to the Barn Collective....

Two for Saturday...

We passed an Amish farm that had these..

Only two were in a position where I could photograph them.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Every time I see this, I smile.  Love these dogs on the picnic table...I don't really know why.  Then look at the little raggedy dog on the porch.  I couldn't find this place again if I had was on a rambling drive.

West Union Covered Bridge....

West Union is over 300 ft long, and spans Sugar Creek in Parke County, Indiana.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Another view from Merom Bluff...

Even though it is not the best technically...I still like it.

This view is only zoomed in a little really was a good distance away.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Do I dare?

I am not sure if I dare link to The Barn Collective... I hate to link and then not have time to visit the others.  But I am going to attempt it again....this barn is in Parke County.  I have posted other pics of it, but this is a new photo.  The red building is a new addition.

Here I zoomed in a bit...

Another barn in Parke County...not too far from the first barn.

And another view where I zoomed in....

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