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.
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.
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.
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 to...it was on a rambling drive.
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.
Do you see it....you might want to click to expand the view.
We were quite a ways away from them so I really had to zoom in.
This one and the next two photos are of the one on the left that you can see easier.
Note that its tail feathers are white all the way to the tip.
Now the one below is the one that is in the first picture...we just drove around to the other side of the creek so I could get a good view of it...
if you will expand the view you will see some color on the very tips of its tail feathers. For some reason, the photos of this bird was even worse than the others. So I am only showing this one photo of it.
I love spring, when things spring to life, and I love snow and how even ugly things can be made beautiful with a blanket of snow, but oh, fall is the season that I want to linger...if it last half the year, I would not be mad at all.
The other day we went in to this medical building, and we passed right by this window but I did not really look out. As we were leaving I almost stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this. I walked up to the window and quickly snapped a couple photos. This is un-edited in anyway except size.
The photos are from Feb 29, 2016. We happened by this place sort of by chance...I had heard of it but we had not really planned to go there that day. We meant to get back at a better time...but then Roger's stroke happened last fall and we have not attempted it again. The day we were up there it was muddy and wet...
We took a day and drove up to the Cecil M. Harden lake back in September. We were the only ones there and sat and watch Bluebirds flit from here to there. It was so quite and peaceful and they added to the joy.
Often times I wonder why I am so compelled to take photos. Well, a while back we were returning home from a little drive, and I was expecting to see this beauty.
I could not believe my eyes...it was no longer there. And I considered it wonderful. I would love to know what happened to it. Nothing is left. No one would dream this ever existed.
Well that led me to thinking...
This one is gone...it has been gone quite a while. I know the road it was on, but not the exact spot. The roof was getting bad, so maybe that is part of the reason it is gone. It is on a road we travel several times a year...and all of a sudden, I realized there was no visible sign of it anywhere. The old silo is gone, too.
This is another that just disappeared....I know right where it was, too. It has been gone a good while.
I posted photos of this one HERE a while back, not realizing it was totally gone. I decided to go see what it looked like now and couldn't find it. I thought I must be crazy....thought I had just gotten the wrong road.
So I come home and got on google maps and started checking the roads in the general area and I am not seeing anything that even comes close. Lo and behold, it happened to have the street view of the one road I thought it should be on. And there it was....thankfully they still had old street views.
But with me, I love old photos...so hopefully, someday someone will enjoy my little bits of history.