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Friday, July 31, 2015

Almost forgot this one...

I first thought this was two shots of the same butterfly....
but in looking at them one on top of the other, I don't think they are.  I just took them a few days ago and you would think I could remember, but I cannot.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

From a 'junk' store

We were going through Rockville, Indiana when we noticed that this store was open that is open only now and then.  We drove past, Roger asked if I wanted to stop...I said it didn't he went around the block and we went in and talked to the owners and proceeded to look around.  The guy noticed that I liked sewing machines and when I was standing by one, he said he wanted to show me something.
He opened the drawer in the old treadle sewing machine cabinet and pulled out the wooden box....and opened it up like this.  It had all these pressure feet.  I knew what some of them were for, but others I had never seen anything that even resembled them.  I did not take pictures then but had to go back...

I just had to show everyone...have you ever seen anything as neat as this???

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Good Fences

First a new might have to give it a second look to see the fencing in the background...
It was taken just the other day when I took the photos for The dance of the butterflies.
I am going back in my archives for more shots with fences.
I am not sure if these have been posted before...if they have it has been probably 6 or 7 years ago.
The two above were taken in August of 2008.
This one was from September of 2008.  What is bad is I don't remember where any of them are located.  Other than I think they are in Indiana or Illinois.

Linking to:

Just a little bit different

I published this many, many moons ago.   I used Photo Shop Elements to isolate the barn and to change the background to B&W.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

From a former post

I am resorting to formerly published pictures since I am my daughters house and doe not have access to my pictures.  This was taken in Tennessee a few years ago.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

For the Barn Collective....

Again I have chosen more barns from Tennessee...all taken on a day in April in 2011.
I wish I had a closer view of the barn in the distance.  I love the looks of it.
Just a plain old barn with some fencing.

I liked this one because of the calves lying in front.  ...
I am throwing this in just because.  We used to have a mowing machine similar to this.  I don't know what happened to it.

Linking to the Barn Collective.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Not cold

I would not enjoy this job at any time...summer or winter.  But I suppose winter would be a bit better than summer.  This is a brick-making kiln in northern Vermillion County.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Great Spangled Fritillary??

I have several photos of this butterfly.  I think it is the Great Spangled Fritillary but if you know different, feel free to say so. 
I was chasing it down to get these shots...
It kept getting on this Queen Anne's lace that was at eye-level.
I hope you enjoy its beauty as much as I did...but the photos do not do it justice.
I do wonder what they think of us...or do they have any thought at all?  They probably just have an instinct for survival.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Father and child...

This is a father and child...and this first pic is not the greatest but posting it anyway.  I could not actually catch him in the act of feeding the baby...always behind something or happened too quick.
and here we have the baby
and then there is the dad
 And another not so great of dad..
he sort of looks like he is under an umbrella.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Time For some Good Fences

We're going back in time for Good Fences today...all the way back to 2006.  First with this one from about 45 minutes north of us.  Does it look at all familiar to you?  It is the same fence featured earlier this summer...look here to see.  Quite a different looking scene isn't.  I know it is partly that everything is green and growing in the recent post, but still it is quite a change.
I couldn't resist this one of one of Mama Squirrel's babies.  Also from 2006.  Boy that seems a lifetime ago!

Thank-you Theresa for still taking the time to host this meme!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Slightly ruffled...

This is one of the daylilies I have...I only have 3 or 4 different colors.  Roger had not noticed that the edges of this were ruffled till yesterday I think. Notice the little sweat bee and the other bug up on the petal that reaches to the right. I did not notice it till after I downloaded the pics.  But I was noticing the little sweat bee.
Thought I would throw this one in sure and click to expand. The other bug is still on that petal, but you cannot see it any better.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Beauty from the flowers

I bought a hibiscus this year...I think this color was called Rose Mallow.
And while I am at it, I just want to post this.  This washed out look is how it came from the camera....I sort of like it.  And I didn't like the look of the spiderweb in real life, but I think it adds to the picture.

For the Barn Collective...

I am again featuring Tennessee barns...still from the same day in April of 2011.  I altered the first one to B&W, plus a few other alteratiosn trying to make it presentable.  It was taken mid-day and was very washed out.  Not so sure this is any better, but I am tired of fiddling with it.

Next we are going to have some glimpses of barns..
You can see by looking at this that the road is curvy with no place to pull off, so you just take what you can get in cases like this.
This is a barn that I remember--there was just no way to get a good view of it.  So I am posting a couple different glances of it.
Just FYI, I took over 200 images on that drive, and the majority of them have a barn in them!  So, I am just going to go through them and post a few of my favorites...even if I have posted them before.

Also, our granddaughter is still here, but leaving tomorrow.  So I may be slow in visiting but will for try to get around to everyone before the week is out.  

If you have a barn to share, won't you share it with The Barn Collective?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Goldfinch from a few days ago

These are not the greatest, however, they are far better than I expected.  I was shooting through a real dirty window and I do not understand how that don't show.
 I wish that first was at least where the light reflected in its doesn't and the other has its back to me.  Since I don't have anything new, I thought I would go ahead and post them.

Friday, July 17, 2015


I bet this is not the photo you expected....if you only looked at the title.  This is the first, and I think only time I have seen a skunk anything other than black and white. This was taken a few years ago at the strip pits.  We have not seen it since.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Another from the coneflowers...

This is from a few days ago.  But the bees are still busy at the coneflowers.  I took a couple or three shots when we got home this evening but have not downloaded them yet.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

From the Ohio River

This was taken from the east side of Ohio River...almost under the bridge at Madison, Indiana.

Monday, July 13, 2015

From September 2014

I don't remember for sure, but I think this was in a little town near Madison, Indiana.

Tennessee barns...again

It is time for that wonderful meme, The Barn Collective, hosted by Tom the Backroads Traveller.   Again, I am resorting to barns from Tennessee.
First we have a is an old beauty I think.
This one isn't all that great technically, but it isn't a drive-by.  At least I am pretty sure it isn't cause there are a couple photos looking like they were taken from almost the exact same spot.
This one I have posted before, but love it simply because it is a quilt barn.
And I have posted this before..
But I don't think I ever posted a sepia version of it.  Which version do you prefer?

I hope you don't mind more Tennessee barns...there are still more to come.  And believe it or not they were all taken the same least these that I have posted recently.

Even if you don't join the meme, please encourage anyone you see with a barn post to join The Barn Collective.

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