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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Trying something a little different

I am not at home and did not bring my laptop with me, so I am using a photo from my other blog. This is an old, night time shot taken within the past 5 years. It was taken in the summertime but everyone thought it was sort of Christmas-y so am going to use it. That is the moon, but doesn't it look like a star?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fair weather shot....

This is just a few hundred feet from this.....look at those blue skies! Seems like forever since we have seen weather like that.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A drive-by shot...

We pass this tree every time we go to Sarah's...for some reason I like it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Season's greetings...

I would love to see this at night...I think it is has lights. Wouldn't that be a warm greeting to come upon on a cold winter night?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Short-eared owl

I took a short drive to the strip pits the other day....this was the best shot of the short-eared owl in my opinion. I posted more a couple or three days ago on my other blog if you care to go look...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Old Barn from the Land of Lincoln

I ran across this the other day when looking through the archives and immediately thought I would use it today.
I am not sure where it was taken...somewhere over in Illinois. It looks like it has been in a bit too much wind. If you want to join the Barn Charm Meme, check out Tricia's Bluff Area Daily blog.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter wonderland

This is Brouillette's starts over in Illinois and eventually makes it way to the Wabash River. This photo was taken in Indiana just mile or so from the Illinois border.

Friday, December 10, 2010


This is a three for one post....
I would have eventually posted all of these,
but since they were all taken on the same day, thought I would just post them all on the same day.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


His name is Diamond, and even though I swore no more dogs after we lost Shelby early this past summer, I would take this dog in a heartbeat. He has a lovely personality...and he is young. Just what I need....

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In Eugene, Indiana

I have been in and through Eugene a lot of times, and noticed this building for the first time last weekend. It is the Eugene Township Trustees.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

West Union Covered Bridge

This is one of the covered bridges of Parke County, Indiana. It goes across Sugar Creek....Roger has went there with buddies and they have waded the creek fishing.
It is a fairly long bridge...over 300 ft. long. Its a double span...built in 1876! Just think it is over 100 years old.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Old barn

In my opinion, there is something so appealing about a barn/snow scene. I shot this photo over the weekend and decided to use it for the new barn meme started by Tricia over at the Bluff Area Daily blog....see her there if you want to join or just check out the submissions.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekend snow

A heavy wet snow blankets our landscape around here....things previously ugly are made new and beautiful.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I want one!

We took a side street in Montezuma...that a sort of joke. If you knew how small Montezuma is, you would understand. Oh, it has more than a hundred people...I just checked and according to the place I found it has a population of 1,179. This cabin was in someone's backyard. It was really small...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign....

When we were out last weekend, we stopped for me to take this photo. Doesn't this look like the perfect place to let your kids play. It is out in the middle of nowhere. We crossed the bridge to go up this hill....
when this sign caught my eye as we passed. I had Roger back up.
I feel like only in Indiana would you find something like this!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Last bit of color....

There is hardly anything colorful left from fall....
everything else is so gray or brown.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Old.....for old barns....

I am not sure this is a barn, but I am posting it for the Old Barn meme.
It is so big, and the only thing near is a farm so i don't know what else it could be. If you want to see more barns or want to join the meme, pop on over the Tricia's Bluff Area Daily blog to join.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Indiana farm....

This is the farm....
and this is the house at the farm...

And if you will check yesterday's post, of the eagles...I was standing right in front of this house when I took the picture of the eagles in the field! Can you imagine living in a place where you can look out your window and see eagles? I cannot.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The mamas and the papas...and youngsters

Though this is not a very good picture, I have to show it to prove to you there were 4 eagles!!! Click it to make it can easily see the two adults with their white heads...and the youngster that is farthest away is close to the adult and fairly easily seen. The youngster that is closer to us in the photo, is over my copyright.
All four flew up and headed towards the river however this one circled back to fly over the farmland surrounding us. It is the same eagle in both pictures.
I was so hoping to see an eagle today, but usually the days I start out hoping to see one, I don't. And I did not in my wildest dreams think I would see more than one. In my younger years, I never would have expected to see an eagle any place other than the zoo!

Needless to say, seeing these made our day.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Illinois farm

This is a farm we seen on one of the back roads as we came home from Arthur, Illinois the other day.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Old Barn

At last I am home and able to participate in the Old Barn Meme started by Tricia at Bluff Area Daily....if you want to join or just see the links to more beautiful old barns, just click HERE!!!!
The one above was taken over across the state line in Illinois.

I love old barns and sure look forward to having a little bit of time to visit the links...thanks Tricia for starting this!

From Illinois country

Sunday, November 21, 2010

At rest

I wonder if the canoe will be used any more this summer or is it waiting to be put away for the winter. This creek looked so lonely but beautiful to me. This photo does not do it justice, but it serves as a reminder of a beautiful scene.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

In the wind....

This is a drive-by shot I took today on our way to Arthur, Illinois. There was a fairly steady wind...and I loved the way the the tree's limbs swayed. For once, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the photo turned out...taken from a vehicle going 60mph. If I get brave, one of these days I might show some of the rejects in the drive-by shots! But for now, I will stick with the better photos.

Friday, November 19, 2010

A low profile barn...not like the bigger barns I normally love. I wonder if this is more of a shop to work on farm equipment, rather than a regular barn.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

To the far blue mountains....

This was taken either in northwestern Georgia or northeastern is not the greatest picture but I love the layered look of the mountains.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

From the land of Lincoln

This is another shot from my last drive over in might not appeal to you but it does to me. I am not sure why...probably the sky has a lot to do with it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Maintenance required

So many barns need a little bit of maintenance...I always wonder why they don't get it. I always wonder is the money it would take a factor, or is it just a matter of having the time to get to the job. Probably some of both.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Coming into the valley

This is the back way to Bridgeton, Indiana. This weekend is the end of the Covered Bridge Festival for another year. If I had been there today it would have been impossible to stop and take a is dangerous enough normal times cause it is taken from the crest of the hill and no room to pull off. Today there would be a constant stream of traffic....over a million people come to Parke County each year for the festival. Along every road leading into Parke County, there are yard sales, and every little town has stuff going on, but Bridgeton and Mansfield probably have the most vendors.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pleasant pond

Actually this is a strip pit...we were out there a couple weeks ago. I walked along the edge of this one. There were tons of little frogs--not the teeny tiny ones, but ones about an inch and a half long. They had had time to grow just a little bit. I wonder will they all survive the winter. They were so quick I could not capture even a blurred photo of one.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

An inviting porch....

This would be a fun place to sit and watch the time roll is in Parke County, Indiana.
If they were mine I would have the swings positioned facing each other...still on opposite ends. Till I could swing and not have to worry about hitting the wall behind me. But I would not complain too much if I had to have them the way they are now.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hidden silk

Also, notice the milkweed least it is a stage of the milkweed bug.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Somewhere in Indiana

I think this was taken in Parke County, but I am not sure. I really need to get one of those geotaggers till I can find places again. There are several I would like to go back to in different seasons but now, though I may know the general area I could drive all day and not find the spot I want.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The milkweed bug

Again, taken out at the strip pits. If I had been posting the bottom picture by itself, I was going to title it Little Beady Eyes...but since I am posting both, I just called them what they are.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Midwest sky

This was taken in Parke County, Indiana--not to far from Bridgeton. I love this sky.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Autumn butterfly.....

This was taken out at the strip pit of the few remaining butterflies.
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