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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Photo by Sarah

With the way things are going, I probably won't be posting again till after wanted to take this opportunity to to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

BTW, this photo of Lorelei and Otto was taken by her mom!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Showing once again

I show this barn every winter...I look at these photos several times a year and love it every single time I look at it. They were taken in the winter of 1978-79.  They are scans of an B&W photos.  This barn was basically in our front yard.  Roger and I lived in the little house that belonged with this barn.  It has burned down since then, but was and always will be my favorite place on this earth.
While I was at it, I figured I might as well show the full view of the header photo...if you look real close out on past the right, you can see dried cornstalks.  That whole area there was our garden when we lived there.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


When I started putting presents under the tree, I made sure and leave a space back under it for Bubbie.  I call it his man-cave, but he does not like it as much as he did before the presents were there.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Red-bellied woodpecker

The red-bellied woodpeckers have been back a while.  This was the first time she sat still long enough for me to snag a few pics. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

A fence in autumn

This was taken in November of this year....just a random shot.  Something about it appeals to me.

Linking to Friday's Fences.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Drive-by for Rurality Blog Hop....

This is a barn we pass on the way to Nashville, Indiana.  It is on past Spencer, Indiana on 46.  The road is busy, so I have to shoot out my window.  This time I actually rolled the window far, I think this is my most successful shot of the old barn.

Linking to Madge's Rurality Blog Hop.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Blue Heron

Taken December 1, 2013....north of here about 30 or 40 minutes.  We haven't seen one since then.  We generally see one every now and then during the winter, just not as many as in summer.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Fondly looking in the rear view mirror...

I happend across this while looking for something I had not was taken August 3 of this year.  One of the few butterflies to visit our yard.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cold with wind....

Go the get a bigger view.  Can you feel the cold?  We ventured out for a little drive today...side roads were nothing but ice.  We did have a little adventure with that.  Otherwise, it took me forever to warm up after we got home.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Barn that has seen better days...

We were up by this barn again last week...below is a photo taken April 28, 2008
Can you believe how much it has deteriorated since then.  If I hadn't taken both pics I would have to wonder if they were the same barn.

Oh, and if you are interested, HERE is a photo of it from another view that was taken in January of 2012.

Cat in the country

Captured this kitty on a recent drive...can't remember just where.  He looks a little rough, but he wasn't too far from someone's house so I hope he has a home.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Air and gas....

Roger's air tank ran out a while back, and we just went last month and he exchanged it for a full one.  I cannot believe it was in October that we did that...but went and checked the date again just to make sure.  Time sure is flying.

Anyway, while we were there this truck pulled in with all these tanks.  I thought they made an interesting photo.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

From a few years back

Not sure when I took this...I would love to know the history of this barn. I wonder if it has ever held tobacco, or was it only for holding hay and maybe the tractor.  You know it holds a lot of memories for someone. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rurality blog post..

 For my Rurality blog post, I am going back in time for my pics. I am showing picks from nearby Parke County of some of the Amish hard at work.
 These were taken in 2010. 
And just for fun, nothing says rural to me quite like chickens!

Linking to Rurality Blog Hop....

Barn in autumn

This barn is just a few minutes from town...we pass it quite often.  Another one where it is a busy road, so this is a slow down a little bit shot since there is no place to really pull off.  It is a small barn.  What I really love is the big old sycamore beyond it. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Looks like work to me

We passed this the other day...there was something about the round wheels I liked.  I am not really sure why they made the picture appealing to me. Also, I am not sure how this is going to look on your computers.  I have messed with it and had it every which way.  The original just was not good.  I finally gave up and settled for this.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Amish buggy

The area surrounding Arthur, Illinois is occupied by a lot of Amish.  There are always buggies to be seen.We have drove around on the back roads of that area, and while there seems to be more houses without electricity than with, there is always traffic flying up and down the roads.  It makes it hard to get pictures of the farms or horses or clothes hanging on the lines.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Barn in evening light

This is another of those barns that I snap every time I pass by it.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time for Friday's fences

Can you see the may need to click the photo to expand the view.  This was taken in the last couple of weeks.
This is through the windshield on the way to Sarah's.  It is hard to get a good shot going 60 mph. I still like the way this little barn is snuggled back agains the hillside.

Friday's fences

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Golden country...

I still have pics from this autumn that I haven't posted.  Just have to show this big tree...look how small the car looks in comparison.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Barn in evening glow....

Taken late this evening...on the way home from Arthur, Illinois.  I wish everyone out there could have seen the sky.
I just had to add this one...hopefully, you will get a feel for it by looking at this.

Linking to Rurality Blog Hop....

Monday, November 11, 2013

In Terre Haute...

This is across from the Old Mill Dam in Terre is known as the Markle House.  I think it is privately owned now.  Click here to see my summer view of it.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

From a wet afternoon in Terre Haute

Taken at the Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute last week.  I love seeing the dark trunk of the tree through all that gold.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Red barn in autumn

I loved the backdrop to this...and the fact that there is a horse in the doorway of the barn if you look close.  The barn is actually this bright.  It was recently painted.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Friday's fences

Can't believe it is time for Friday's fences again....not that that is bad.  Just seems like time passes so swiftly now.  Both of these were taken just last week.
One was taken with sunny weather and the other in misting rain..

Linking to Friday's fences.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Front porch in Bridgeton, Indiana

We were at Bridgeton Sunday evening...I had Roger pause long enough for me to snap a couple pics of this front porch.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Missing glass....

A run down little building we ran across the other day.
 It is a rather small building so not sure what it was used for.   There was an old barn farther back but it was so grown up around it that we couldn't tell much about it.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Indiana farm

We saw this on a little drive we took yesterday...I don't think I could find it again.  It sure was a beautiful scene to find by chance.

HELP! It's fall and I can't quit

I just cannot resist posting fall photos...not that I have taken that many.
So many beautiful leaves....and so little time to photograph them in.

We were to Sarah's this weekend....I will be catching up with everyone sometime tomorrow.  I will be posting some pics of Lo over at Pics & Pieces here shortly.  You will get a chuckle from them... Sarah sent them to me tonight.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Autumn reflections

We pass this pond on the way to and from seeing Sarah....I have wanted to stop and take a picture forever.  It is on a narrow road...if I have time to stop, invariably there will be someone behind us and there is no room to pull off the road.  Coming home today, I finally had the chance to snap a couple...

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mini Ranch

From Illinois.  Ran across this yesterday.  Just something about it that I love.  I wish it had not been raining till I could have gotten out of the car.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday's Fences

This is not the greatest picture, but it should have been.  I LOVE how the morning glories are so thick on the post and are reaching out along the fence.

I have had a love/hate relationship in my life   Mom always grew them at one end of the porch. Always loved them there.

 But they were the bane of our existence otherwise.  They were in the garden, in the corn, in the tobacco.  They grew any and everywhere with no effort at all.  Always had to try to keep them hoed out of the garden and tobacco...always having to stoop and pull those up that were too close to the actual plant to risk using a hoe...though I have used a hoe and ended up cutting down a plant now and again.

Linking to Friday's Fences

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Curling leaves

There is just something about the leaves hanging down on this hibiscus plant...I don't know just what it is but I like it.   Even if they aren't yellow or orange or red....or some other bright autumn color.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weathered barn

I ran across with any weathered barn, it appeals to me.  I would love to know what goes on on the other side of that door.  I always wonder why the windows are needed.

Monday, October 28, 2013


First, in regards to the gadget in the previous post, Carletta showed it to her hubby and he sat and looked and figured out it is a apple/peach peeler.  I want to thank them both.

Now, here is just a touch more of autumn color...
I am hoping autumn holds on a while longer...I want more time to get out and take pics.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Splash of Color....

Taken earlier this week, at one of the exits of the strip pit area.  Sure was pretty, and bet by now that it is even more colorful.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


During the Covered Bridge Festival, there is a flea market that opens up at Veedersburg, Indiana.  We ran up there Sunday after noon...this was one of two old planes I saw.  BTW, the price on it was $150. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Orange is the color of October and November for me...and I love shooting pumpkins, squash, gourds, etc.  And love seeing their pics on other blogs, or calendars...just anywhere.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I just like the colors...for some reason I think of cotton candy when I look at this.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bare bones....

We passed this yesterday....I have tried to capture it before but never have too much success.  It is on the highway.  So far we have not had the opportunity to even slow down.  I was pleasantly surprised with this one.  The roof is in really rough shape....I don't think anything would stay dry inside.
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