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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

Smile!

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.

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 bit...it 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....




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Great Blue Heron

We went down to Goose Pond south of Linton a few days ago.  There was hardly any birds....this Heron was in a drainage ditch.  We did not see a single Great Blue Heron on/in any of the ponds. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Peek-a-boo and friend....

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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A bit of gold...

I had a hard time getting good pics of these leaves...it was mid day and the lighting just was not right...

They just do not have the glow that they had in real life.

 I still think they are beautiful....


Monday, November 13, 2017

Come along with me...

I thought I would show you a few scenes from a drive a couple weeks ago...

This shot is a different view of the trees below.
I can't choose between these two...they are basically the same shot...

They are the approaching shots to the photo seen here.

I think these are all I will include in this post.  I hope you enjoy seeing a bit of my world.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


The sign on the side is telling that this farm has been owned by the same family for 100 years....

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Not my photo


I got this today from my daughter in St. Louis...this is Delta and if you look close you will see Charlie asleep on her.  Charlie is short for Charlotte.  They are my other fur-grandanimals.

Friday, November 10, 2017

So beautiful!

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.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

From the 3rd floor window

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.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

From Skinner Farm Museum


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...


If you will click the link Skinner Farm Museum, it will take you to other photos from there.


There was so much stuff there, my head still spins just thinking about it.  I would love to have the chance to go back there one more time. 
 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Country scene....


We came across this fence back in September...


We came across this fence a few years ago...and I posted pics then, but Ih ave not taken the time to go back and find that post.

Monday, November 6, 2017

From back in September


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.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Deceased barns...

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.

I will be linking to the Barn Collective later....
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