In all my years of seeing/catching June bugs, I had never noticed their little horn till I took this photo this past summer. When we were kids, we would catch them, tie a string to their leg, and then hold on to the string and let them try to fly around our head.
There is a strip pit that is at the edge of nearby 'community.' It has a walking path all the way around it, so Roger and I have went there two or three times to walk. I kept seeing this mockingbird and finally got the change to photograph it a couple weeks ago.
I was searching for barns to post...thinking I was going to have to go waa-aaa-aaay back in time to find something that had not been posted or at the least not posted recently. I had forgot all about a drive we did over around Arthur, Illinois on April 21, right before I took my blogging break....
I wasn't going to post any more till after Thanksgiving, but then it will be Tex's last time hosting Good Fences...so had to do this one...
I know I am only one of many that will miss her....she is always there with a friendly or funny comment and has shared her animals, and her world with us.
So while we say good-bye to autumn, we are also saying good-bye to someone we have all come to know and love.
Tex, I hope whatever you choose to fill your time, that you have as much fun with it as we have had with you. The blogging world certainly will be different without you. Thank you for hosting Good Fences all this time.
And I want to take this opportunity to wish every one else a Happy Thanksgiving!
We go to Arthur, Illinois fairly often. We were there last spring and I picked up a little booklet about attractions in the surrounding are. I notice that soon the Aikman Wildlife Adventure would be opening near Arcola. We immediately made up our mind to take Lorelei once it opened.
We saw several camels while driving through....one was in the petting zoo...but not either one of these.
I usually don't combine posts...but this one fits both Tuesday's Treasures and Good Fences. I am not sure if this house is lived in or if it is part of a park we visited near Danville, Illinois. I am sorry I do not remember the name of the park.
And here is one not zoomed in:
I am going to link to Good Fences in the morn, if I remember. We have 'things' we have to do tomorrow, and I won't get to visit till evening. I plan to try to visit a few that have already linked to Tuesday's Treasures....
Thank-you Theresa and Tom for hosting these memes...they are favorites of mine.