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Friday, January 31, 2020

What we call a junk store...

 This place is no longer in business...but it was fun to walk through  when it was there.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A little church in Poland, Indiana

We happened across this church a few years ago. 

Notice the windows!

I have never seen any quite like these!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Church doors...

This one set of doors to a church in Terre Haute, Indidana.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Starlings have it...

I did not feed the birds last winter because every time I put out food there would be a huge flock of starlings come and just inhaled the food I put out.

I decided it was more fun to watch them than to watch nothing.

Yesterday I saw something fly past the front room window to land in the front yard...I jumped up and ran to see and it was one of these Eurasion Collared Doves.  Or I thought it was...but it flew so quickly I was not sure.

Today they came back...they are definitely bigger than our Mourning Doves.  I don't know if all act like these did, but they hardly paused to even eat.  It was hard to get a decent pic of them.  There was a third one...but there seemed to be bickering going on between it and these other.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Beauty among the weeds...

I don't think I have ever posted this old barn before...

I would love to know what is inside, what is its history?

Sunday, January 26, 2020

From the back yard...

We came home one day last week, and saw this guy/gal fly up into the neighbors tree.    I hurried out the back door of the garage with my trusty P&S camera in my hand and zoomed in...the above is the second shot I took.

Then above is the next shot and below is a cropped portion.

I have no idea what happened with his feathers...they are that way in all three shots.  I am not sure of the ID, but would appreciate it if you know, and why you think it is that.  It is in the neighborhood...sometimes I see it fairly often then might go a month that I don't see it any where.

Saturday, January 25, 2020


I hope I have opportunities for more photos of dragonflies.  They are always fun to watch.

Friday, January 24, 2020

from Albion, Indiana

Remember you can click to expand the view.

I had forgotten this place...

Isn't it a beauty?

Can you belief this:

The back part of it was the jail, and the jailer and his family lived in the front part.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


My question is do they ever accidentally bump into each other with those big horns, or are they just aware of their size they way we are of our bodies?  I forget who told me that these cattle are generally real easy going and gentle.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where is it???

Back in the day, Mama Squirrel wanting a handout....

That's better!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Snow Holders....

I could not think of a title, so called them snow holders...

Sunday, January 19, 2020

I could use this...

Our temp finally got up to 13ยบ F late this evening, but it still feels cold.  Days like today, an actual free-standing stove with a fire in it would feel wonderful.

Saturday, January 18, 2020


I always wonder how birds always know just when to take off.  Do they all hear or see the same thing that makes them take flight?  I assume it must be that and maybe partly reacting to others taking flight.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A quilt from the past...

Just for a change, thought I would show another quilt I did.  One of my daughters claimed it.  It was one of those things that just evolved.  I wish I had better pics but I don't.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Whooping Crane...from 2016

I am so hoping to get to go back down to Goose Pond this spring...maybe we will see them again. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020


Most were at rest...

These cattle are probably some of the most photographed in the area...

I haven't taken many lately, but I used to pass by them more often and take a few pics every time I had a chance.

Friday, January 10, 2020

In flight....

There were four of them,

When I first saw them, one took off to parts un-known and three headed over the road I was on, but on down the way.

Just as I got down there, the adult with the white tail feathers and white head took off and went south.

All I had was my little point and shoot that does not have a view very lucky to get these.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

What is left....

I thought I might find a milkweed pod with seeds left, but no such luck.  This one only had a very few still clinging.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A fine pair

Besides the Snow Geese, I saw this pair of Mallards at another pond.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Snow Geese....again

Just have to show a few from today...

These are only a small portion of them, there were geese everywhere in the air...coming and going...

Monday, January 6, 2020

From Goose Pond 2016

I so hope to get down there a time or two this year.  It is an hour's drive...

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Powdery Mildew

Many moons ago when I worked at the apple orchard, there was a cat there that looked very much like this one.  The white ruff around her neck was more pronounced than this cat.  Maybe because she was a shinier black.   My boss called her Powdery Mildew...

There was a tree about 10-15 foot from the house.  It was not an apple tree, but can't remember for sure what kind it was   It was way taller than the house, and probably at least a foot in diameter.  Up about 12 ft. the tree had a hallowed spot...I think from a limb being cut off now that I think about it.  Well, that is where Powdery Mildew had her kittens.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

It was a white world....

Back in January of 2010, it was a white, white world.  The bottom photo is straight out of the camera, with nothing at all done to it.  Neither has been converted to B&W.

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