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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Blossoms from my dogwood

We had a loss in the family yesterday, so I may be a bit behind in blogging. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

From the corner of my porch....

Just one of several blooms from the Trillium--the girls planted them when they were still home and still in school.  I am not sure if it is the one called Toadshade or if it is the Prairie Trillium.  I like to think it is the Prairie Trillium because we live in West Central Indiana.

In reading I also learned that Trillium is called Wake Robin...I had always heard of Wake Robin but had never thought to look it up.

Another plant that the girls planted for me when they were young were these:

Virginia Bluebells.  These are a bit past their prime, but you can tell that they are really beautiful.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Photos from my daughter....

First of all, Lorelei found a new baby.  Well, she or her mom.  I did not ask who found it, they both are always looking for creatures.  She did not like leaving it behind.  When she spends nights here in warm weather, we check out back to see if Toadie has come out or not.    It is always a thrill when s/he has.

Now, next, do you see what I see?

She did not find very many, but I would be happy to be out where I could find even one!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Are you familiar with these?

I saw these in a store in St. Louis...I think they are called Dragon Fruit.  I was very attracted to their colors.  I wonder how they are eaten/what they taste like.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Hot, hot, hot!

Before Roger started making knives, he searched on the internet and found plans to build a small forge.

This is the result.  It ran on was big enough for knife blades. 

Can you just imagine how hot that is?  I don't even like to think about accidentally touching it.

Thursday, April 18, 2019


I could eat a dozen of these if I had them fresh from the garden!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

An oldie...

I don't think I have ever posted this is from somewhere here in Indiana.  Taken in 2011.  I know it is in Indiana because of the other photos taken that day.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

From somewhere in Georgia....

This has been posted before...but before I was blogfriends with a lot of you.  It was taken several years ago...I think in 2010.

We have been over at our daughter's in St. Louis, dogsitting.  Just got in late this evening.  I took everything but the kitchen sink....thinking we were going to have both warm and cold weather.  It turns out, we only had cold, though it was warm today.  We even saw some snow on Saturday morn!  Not for long, and it was already so wet from rain that it did not lay.  Anyway, most things have been put away with at least one load of clothes waiting to be washed.

 I will try to get back on schedule and get visiting done over the next day or two.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

When the morning sun....

These are old photos from 2008....

Roger was driving and I was shooting...

with my camera, of course.  But what better time than when the morning sun is waking up... 

Friday, April 12, 2019

An old image...

I am late blogging is going to be hit or miss for a few days.  Maybe.  I might get settled down but not sure.  Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Today's sighting

I ran an errand today, and when I came back home, I saw this....I quickly grabbed my camera.  I first took a couple through the windshield in case it flew when I opened the door.  Lucky me, it stayed.

It was a good thing it stayed because the one through the windshield were not good.  There are always a few morning doves around here, but I seldom get the opportunity to be close enough to get a decent shot like these.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

From Lorelei's Corner of the World...

First of all a few pics of Lorelei with a Luna moth...I think her mom found it where she works.  The place she works is at the edge of town and the woods are near her.  She is always finding something there...and if she don't find it, someone else will see something and tell her.  They know how she and Lorelei loves things like this....well, I do too.

You might want to click to expand the view.

You got to admit that they are both beauties!

Next we have this little guy...she actually had several on her hand at one point.

I am not sure what these are called...

And here she has another treasure...she did let it go before we left.

Just thought I would show some creatures from my part of the world...linking to My Corner of the World.

Monday, April 8, 2019

An old, old house

First the view in color...from Tennessee in 2011

 I have no idea how old this place is....but it is miles from anywhere.   People just had to be self sufficient back then.  

Now, we'll zoom in, only in B&W

 I wonder how far they had to bring the windows....just imagine traveling an old rough road, maybe with a horse and wagon...and trying to keep a window from getting broke.

For some reason I think these fit B&W better than color.  I hope you enjoy them...

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Going, Going, Gone

I have been searching and searching for this first photo...

This first was taken in April of 2008.

Next one is from December of 2013.

Gone!  Taken about three weeks ago.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

This coots for you!

These shots are from last week out at the strip pits..

When Sarah, Lorelei and I were visiting my other daughter, her condos she lived at was built around these little ponds that had coots, turtles, and I think sometimes there were a pair of mallards.  Sarah and Lorelei stopped and got some kind of food for the coots.

There was a walking path all around the pond...and any time this one coot heard Lorelei's voice here it came and followed us all around.  It didn't come till it heard her voice.  And just the one would follow her all around.  At least I always assumed it was the same one.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

One robin from my yard...

Almost any time I step outside, I either see and/or hear robins.  I finally got a minute to sit outside this evening and snapped a few of this one.

We raised a baby robin one summer, and I always think of him.  You can read about Cheep-cheep here.

I actually saw this one catch a worm but had put my camera down. 

I am linking to My Corner of the World

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Old building

From an Indiana drive...

I know it is somewhere near Poland, Indiana just because of the photos taken on the same day.

These were taken a few years ago.
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