This is a photo I have posted before, but ran across it and it still appeals to me. I don't recall exactly where it was taken. Somewhere in Indiana, and going by the photos surrounding it, somewhere in Parke County.
We had to kill a few minutes waiting for a shop to open, and we passed by the Acme Brick Company in Cayuga, Indiana. You can read some of its history here.
As you can see it appears to be being dismantled...just with in the past year or so it has closed down the kilns. You can see my first post about them HERE. And you can read a newspaper article about its closing Here. We happened to find it quite by accident and always meant to go back and take a tour and just never made it back. I so regret that now...
When we were there, the guys we talked to told us the kilns were going 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We did not have time that day or else it was the weekend, but the young man said the owners were always glad to give a tour.
I always hate to see a business close after such a long life.
We made a pass through the strip pits late this afternoon...I cannot choose just one photo so what follows is a lot of photos of two Ring-necked pheasants we saw out there.
This one above I really, really had to work with in Picasa--and it still isn't the greatest.
The one above and the one below are very similar, but am still posting them both
Look at the one below...
it had just 'shaken it off.' If you look you can see that its feathers are ruffled...
The one above is a different bird and this is cropped from a photo that was taken at quite a distance.
And here it is again...original photo followed by a cropped version.
and below is my last pheasant photo....for now..
I am linking this to Tuesday's Treasures cause I sure consider them a treasure. These are the only two we seen today...they are few and far between out there now. Two or three years ago, we would have seen 8 or 10 on a spring afternoon.
We passed this fellow today...it lives at this farm that used to always have chickens. But I have not seen a single chicken there in the last two times we have passed by. Maybe they decided to try goats instead.
This is another building from the Skinner Farm Museum...I don't remember asking where it was from. Everything there had a history. I am hoping that some time in the future Roger will feel like going back there.