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Saturday, August 31, 2019

From Nashville, Indiana.....


A few scenes from Little Nashville, as Nashville, Indiana is known around here.


You can find about anything down there...





I have tried to have cockscomb (cox's comb?) a couple times before and for some reason it did not do good so I never tried it again.  But isn't this beautiful.


Friday, August 30, 2019

Cell phone shot.....


I don't know why it is, but do you ever notice how some grasshoppers, dragonflies, butterflies, etc are sometimes so wild you cannot get near them, but others, like the grasshopper above let me hold the phone about 4 or 5 inches away without hopping away.   Look at his feet...aren't they an interesting color.  As well as his back legs.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mansfield Grist Mill


This sits in Mansfield, Indiana and is owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  It is open during The Covered Bridge Festival which lasts about 10 days, this year from October 11-20.


When the Festival is on, there is not room to move.  Every empty space is filled with booths or taken up with parking.  It is located in Parke County, with almost every little town having something going on.  We went to Mansfield once and I swore never again.  We even know the back way to get there.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

When it was in the process


Remember THIS post....I knew I had some earlier photos of it...when it was in the process of being converted to a house.  I also wondered could it be a working studio.


I keep thinking I will make a detour to see what it looks like now but have yet to do it.  I don't know exactly where it is, but I know the area it is in.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

From 2007


FYI, this house is gone now...


but as far as I know, the barn is still standing.


I used to go by there fairly often, but now am lucky if we ramble by it once a year.


This is one of the smaller covered bridges of Parke County.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

A bit of beauty....


I finally got to photograph some sunflowers this afternoon.


They are the small kind...which is fine with me.


Do you see the bee...that was a lucky capture.

Crown vetch


Such beautiful flowers...


I hope you didn't mind more than one image.


Friday, August 23, 2019

Peek-a-boo!


An old shot....but don't know if I have ever used it.  If I did, I think it was a LONG time ago.  It is from August of 2008.  Below is another shot from my daughter Taken just a 3 or 4 days ago.


It blew up a storm the other day and she found this praying mantis clinging to the shop door.  So, she took it inside till the storm was over then took it back outside and set it free.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Just one picture today


I wonder if there is someone inside that is giving the horse a snack...I think I have posted one almost exactly like this before.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Pile of turtles


Perched...do you use that term with turtles sitting on logs...or do you just call it sitting?  The above has two turtles.  It is hard to tell  but the one behind is a turtle.


This is a pile of turtles...but I am not sure how many.

Again from the strip pit area.  These were in the first strip pit we pass on the regular way we go in.

Kodak --The strip pit area is an area where strip mining was done for years.  Strip mining is surface mining...sometimes it left shallow areas and sometimes deep pits.  They fill with water.  This place is changing.  But for years we have enjoyed a variety of wild life:  Ring-necked pheasants, Short-eared owls, Canada Geese, White Fronted Geese, a few Sandhill Cranes,  Northern Harriers, Swans, Snow Geese.  Other than the Sandhill Cranes, the ones previousl mentioned have been in abundance.  And I am forgetting so much.  We see different types of hawks, different types of water birds such as Northern Shoveler, Coots, Great Blue Heron...I even saw a Sora.   Oh, and we saw one Osprey...we sea Bald Eagles fairly regularly.  I am not sure how big you would call the area...

You would be better off clicking my label of Strip Pits to get a good idea...also my other blog has a lot of posts with things from the strip pits....

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

More wings....


These two doves were lit in the road ahead of us while driving through the strip pits last night.


The hawk below is just two views of the same hawk...


I have tried to improve them, and I guess they are improved when compared to the straight out of the camera shot.  Both are cropped photos.


This hawk was from a different day, a bit farther west than the strip pits.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Wings and things....


Roger and I drove through the strip pits...


about the only things moving were dragonflies.


Smile!


They were very cooperative tonight but I sure had trouble holding steady, plus getting my little P&S camera to focus on them and not something else.

We also saw a few monarchs here and there, but this was the only lucky shot I got...


Also saw this:

We did see a hawk....but did not get a good look at it.  It was flying just about a yard above the ground....which made me wonder if it was a Northern Harrier.


I could not resist a pic of Bird's Foot Trefoil....I think it is one of the pretties little flowers.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fall scenes....


This leaf, from my wisteria, was laying on my porch this evening.  I could not resist a pic.


Pumpkins from another year....


How about some Braeburn apples?


A barn in early fall is a welcome scene...


As is a this view of Sugar Creek.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Photo by my daughter....


My daughter got to work last this and found this Luna Moth.  I think they are one of the prettiest moths.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Just a bit of bright color....


Taken a few years ago, any time I run across the photos they appeal to me.  I did not realize how much I like this color till just a few years ago.  Or maybe I just started like it.


And how about this day lily for some more gorgeous color.  I took this back in July at a quilt shop in Danville, Illinois...

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Flowers and a bug...


Bind weed buds...


Bind weed flower...notice all the buds in the background...


Milkweed blossom...


Milkweed bug....

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A visitor...


As we were leaving yesterday, I noticed this little Goldfinch.  I so love to see them.


I have a very hard time zooming in and holding steady...


Still not too bad.
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