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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Scenes from the late afternoon/early evening

I dare not mention going to Paris, Illinois on a Sunday afternoon...every time I do, a storm comes up.  Today was no exception, except it wasn't one to stop us going.  The car got a great wash as we  drove over there.  And on the way home I snagged a few pics of the sky.

The very first photo is looking northwest, and the second photo is looking northeast...they are taken from the same spot within seconds of each other.

I just had to take time to drive through the end of the strip pit area...the view above is looking east and the one below looks west.

I always find the sky fun to watch.  It is fun to see how quickly it can change.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Typical midwest scene

Technically, maybe not the greatest, but I do like the feel of this shot.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Behind bars

Thought I would throw in two or three shots taken at the fair years ago...I first was going to title this post Profiles, but then the following isn't quite a profile.

And take a look at this next one.

Doesn't he have an almost malevolent look in his eye?

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Growing wild...

I am now sure what this was taken not in 2011....this is the only view I took.  It reminds me of the one below, but not quite it.

I offer two views of the same plant...

These last two photos were originally posted in July of 2017 and no one knew for sure what it was then.  I wonder if anyone would venture a guess now.  I do know where the one in the bottom two photos were taken, and want to go back there next month to see if I can see it again. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Mr. and Mrs....

A cropped photo....I don't know why, but I love to take photos of chickens, specially roosters. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

What a beauty....

I would love to find this barn again...I have looked and looked on google earth trying to find it.  I know it is south and west of Crawfordsville, and quite a few miles north of Rockville.  I think it is closer to Crawfordsville than Rockville.  Other than that I cannot tell you.  We were just out rambling around and ran across it.

I thought I had some close-ups of the doors but I don't.  This view is the only close-up I got.

I did not get one single pic from the other side of the barn.  We were stopped in the middle of the place to pull off.  I suppose that is why I did not take the time to get more.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The last of the orange

This was taken a few days ago....there are very few orange blooms left, and what are there are sad looking!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Born on the Bayou

A mama on her nest....

I always love turtles on a log...

Just a little bit closer

Love this place...

I love dragonflies...I did not know there was such a variety till I started blogging.

Thought it would be fun to share a few from the backwaters here...

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Red Admiral....

I have been seeing a few Red Admirals on the coneflowers...this one is on the wall behind the flowers.  It is taken with my  phone, and is cropped heavily.  In fact, there is no need to click on this, because it will not expand any more.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


This is photo heavy...not going to comment a lot..

I was just amazed at all the items one man had.  I think he actually had this forge built.

I would hate to have to count every tool hanging here...they were from wall to wall just like the photo shows.

I so wish I had had a recorder to record what he told us.  I don't know how long it took him to collect it all.

Does anyone know what this is for.  Seems like it was something to do with making wagon wheels and spacing the spokes, but I really am not sure.  But I could be way off base...

And I don't even have a clue to what this was used for.  And I am pretty sure he told us.

There was so much stuff there that you just cannot imagine it.  I was there and seeing it and could not take it all in.  It was hard to get good photos...everything was so crowded together it was hard to even walk through.  Click Here to take to old posts from the Skinner Farm Museum.  You will see that I have posted repeats...specially this post, but I think there will be other stuff that I haven't posted these few days.

And one thing I did not get a photo of at all was he had a Conestoga wagon.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Round barn, log cabin, and more...

This round barn is what originally what drew me to this place.  I don't remember where I heard about it.  It is not in my book A Round Indiana, Round Barns of Indiana by John T. Hanou.

This log cabin is at the Skinner Farm Museum, too.  It was moved there; I don't remember where it was in its former life.  And notice in the background is a brick home.  It is two stories, and is a fairly big home...and it was moved there from a few miles away!  I do not recall if the round barn was already there or if the guy moved it there, too.  I think most buildings there are buildings he moved there.

I don't know why I am showing this one...I don't remember a thing about it.  I like that it is old...I like that it is logs with the ends notched.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these.

Monday, June 17, 2019


These are from the Skinner Farm museum...a place we went to in 2016.  I have always wanted to go back but have not made it.  Not sure Roger could make it walking through it all since his stroke.

I am not sure this is the same vehicle as in the first photo.  But they were taken in this order.  and skip a couple photos for the photo below.

Over the next day or two, or three, I think I am going to re-post a few pics that I have posted before mixed in with some I haven't.  I have never seen so much old stuff in one place in my life...owned by one man!  Just look hanging and on the floor and all around...every inch stuffed to the brim.  I don't even know if a person could get in to see it...the time we saw it it was pure luck that the guy was there and saw us and came out and talked to us.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

An old truck

I would sure enjoy having this in my garage.

Don't you just love the dashboard?

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Swans from another day...

These were taken a while back...just have to show more shots from that day.

Isn't he beautiful?

Friday, June 14, 2019

Rainy day from 2008

I keep wanting to be somewhere when it was raining to take photos but forgot I had these...

By some other photos I have from this area, I know the sun was in and out, and yes, I think it was raining on a sunny day.

You can see the sun peeping through and at the same time you can tell the leaves are wet.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

What is this?

I know what this is but for the life of me, I cannot think what it is for the life of me.

Edited to add:  Sea Oats!  That is what I have heard it called.  Thanks John and Sandra for the ID.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sweet Hitchhiker....NOT

John caught the Creedence Clearwater Revival song title in the previous post...I often think in song titles or at the least lines from songs.  So this is another.

Grasshoppers don't creep me out or anything.  When we would walk to the barn or other places when I was kid, all sizes of grasshoppers were hopping every which way to avoid us.  And my nephew reminded me that when we were kids, we would fix a straight pin on a match stick, and use that in our B-B guns and shoot grasshoppers.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Up around the bend...

This road is part of one of my favorite drives...stay on it and you pass the orchard that I showed a photo from a while back.  Or, at the next crossroads, turn left and go down to the swamp area. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Starry, starry night....

No, not starry starry night...I seen someone say dandelions reminds them of starry nights and now every time I look at them, I think of that.  And yes, this too, was taken with my phone.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

More photos from a Note 8

I couldn't believe the butterfly stayed there and let me get close enough to take a decent photo.

I was also thankful that it was a calm seems any more that the wind seldom stops.  Almost any time I try to take a photo like this, the wind is blowing.
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