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Saturday, November 30, 2019


Not the sort of tree I would want to run into in the dark...

Friday, November 29, 2019

Sharp Dressed Man....

I don't know if there is any other bird that is any more eye-catching than the male Norhern Cardinal.

As usual, these are from the archives.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

From the archives...Rock Run

This is a really old one...pre-digital.  It is a scanned slide.   This is a place we used to go to quite often.  A couple of  brothers that are/were farmers owned this place...and I suppose one still does.  The other one passed away a few years ago.

We used to take the kids back there....there was a creek for them to play in, a rope swing....we could build a fire either for cooking over, or just to sit by.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


From a brick kiln that used to be in operation in Cayuga, Indiana.  This was taken in 2008.  The kiln had been in business for 50 years, but closed down in 2016.

Monday, November 25, 2019

A rose

This is one of only a few rose photos I have.   Of the thousands and thousands, I doubt if there are 3 dozen photos of roses.  Maybe not even two dozen.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Ginkgo leaves

These are from another year...this is the only ginkgo tree I know of, and it is about 45 minutes south of us.  I really wanted to go back down there this year to take pics but did not make it before the weather got bad.

In fact fall was way too short for me....

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Wide open spaces...

A view from the strip pit area...from  2011.

This Great Blue Heron was taken from the road above.  On a different day.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Caught coming and going....

This is a house that I love...I should be able to go right to it but for the life of me, I cannot think where it is. Only that it is north of us. This photo was taken at 2:01 pm on Feb 2, 2011.

This one is on the way home one hour later...what a contrast in color.  Notice there are no shadows in the second shot. Both are drive by shots.  On both shot I clicked 'I'm Feeling Lucky', and then went to HDRish...yes I am still using Picasa most of the time.  I always slide the bars way back compared to what it pops up as.

It is hard to believe there is that much difference in color, but I assure you my original photos show the same difference.  It may also do with the direction we are going.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Turn the light off please....

I always think Bubbie looks like he is avoiding the light when he sleeps like this.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Quilt barns....

I am returning to the archives again for something to post.  Tonight I am choosing some Quilt Barns we saw in Tennessee in 2012.

I could not find these barns again if I had to.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Miles to go...

From a wintry day in 2013....I am always a sucker for curves ahead and snow.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Log Cabin Quilt....

Thought I would show one of my quilts...this is one I made for Roger.  This pattern is called Log Cabin and the way the blocks are arranged is called Barn Raising.

Saturday, November 16, 2019


This is a gourd birdhouse depicting my kitties.   It was painted by Lorelei's mom.  The above is Puss Puss and everyone knows right away that it is her.

And this is Bubbie...and it does look like him

and this was another kitty that is no longer with us.

I thought this was a nice detail.  And did you notice the quilt wrapped around Puss and Bubbie is peeking out from under it.  Most people that know me at all well, know I am a quilter.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Barn during a snow storm

This barn is about a mile east of the Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Bridgeton Mill and covered bridge

These were taken January 14, 2009

UPDATED:  The bridge below was burned down by an arsonist in 2005 and this is the version that was rebuilt in 2006.  All by volunteers.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

An old drive-by shot

I am sure someone out there could have made this a better photograph.  It is a drive by...on our way home from Jasper-Pulaski wildlife area.  It is one drive that we seldom stopped for me to take photos.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Evening light...

This is just across the state line in Illinois...taken late in the evening...

This is just a bit farther on....I haven't passed by there in a while and wonder if it is still there.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Saying good-by to autumn

the above was taken one week ago exactly....

This one was taken today...and there is even more snow now.  And it is 21ºF outside now.  Yesterday was basically shirtsleeve weather.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Photos from my daughter....

The kids went to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center she sent me these.

One of these is 21 yrs old...

Lorelei decided she might want to be a zoologist. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

2009 photos...

I ran into more photos of the Short-eared owls and cannot resist posting two or three more.

This one is cropped...and so is the one below.

I have been out at the strip pit area a few times this fall late of the evening and have not seen a single one.  And have only seen one Northern Harrier.    A few years ago, there were so many of both you would not believe it if I told you.

But I have seen several deer....this is an old photo, too.  But have seen this many a time or two this fall.

And a late evening view from out there.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Jackson Bridge...

Parke County in Indiana has over 30 covered bridges....

Jackson Bridge is one of them.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Just a little note first. The road I posted prior to this eventually led to the old abandoned house that was shown before the post of the that road led to that house, and after the house, this barn was this barn.  I don't remember exactly where they were, but do know the general area.

Also, not sure how far between the old house and this barn.

I would love to see the inside of it.

And this house probably belongs with the barn...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

An oldie...from 2009

As always, I wonder what happened to the family....

I wish this image had been better, but am showing it anyway so you can see the house from another view.  I bet it was a real nice house in its day.   If I could find it, I would like to see what it looks like now.

Almost like vacant eyes, the windows look out on the world. 
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