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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Not a regular barn...

 In October, pre pandemic, there was a Parke County Covered Bridge festival.  Parke county is a farming community with a population of less than 20, 000 people.  During the 10 days that the festival goes on, over a million people pass through.  This barn is full of booths during those days. In fact every little town has things going on.  Vendors, food....oh, and along all the roads there are yard sales and more yard sales. Hopefully sometime in the near future, it can resume.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Another one...

 This iris bloomed the first time Saturday...almost exactly a month later than the other iris I posted.  They are planted in the same area.  And have never bloomed this far apart before.

Sunday, May 9, 2021


 This is not everyone's cup of tea, but it sure makes me smile when I see it.

Saturday, May 8, 2021


 Not the greatest photo every, but it is another favorite plant in the woods.  This was taken from about ten feet away.

Friday, May 7, 2021


 Last year was my first year to have alliums...I do not know much about them.  Any hints about growing them would be appreciated.

Thursday, May 6, 2021


 I am not sure if they are going to nest there or if they are just enjoying the sunshine.  They were so far away I did not notice the pair at the bottom till I downloaded the picture.  If you are not careful you  might miss one of the pair at the bottom.  And I for sure did not see the turtle.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A closer look....

 I brought a couple irises inside....I noticed they had bloomed early this morn and snapped this with my phone.

Monday, May 3, 2021


 This is a quilt I made a few years of our daughters has it.  It has a flannel back and is so snuggly.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Another farm scene

 I don't think I have ever published this is a drive-by.  Back when Roger was doing the driving.  I still had to straighten it a lot.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Old Homestead Farm

 I seldom see barns this color.  I think it is a pleasant color but I prefer red.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Spring storm...

 This is a cropped photo from 2012....a farm scene we passed dozens of times.  

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Local art...

This is out in the country near a favorite fishing spot...

It has art on both sides.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Probably gone by now...

 This was taken in it is probably gone by now.  It was taken south and west of Terre Haute.  

Monday, April 26, 2021

Super Pink Moon


Did you see the moon?  Here it had such a soft feel to it.  

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Little teapot...

 Another beauty from the antique place in Arthur, Illinois.  I think it is beautiful.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Early iris...

 This photo was taken April 17th and it had been blooming since the day or two before.  What is funny is it is still a beautiful bloom!  I have never had them last even half long.  It must be the cool weather.  None of my other irises are near ready to bloom.  I think this one is blooming because somehow it got shifted so close to the house.

Sorry if you came for this early...I forgot to change the time of when I wanted it published.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

What a beauty

 We saw this beauty pull in.  I could not believe I had the luck to get to photopraph it.  Even with my phone.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

From my yard

 It looks like something is eating on the leaves...this is the first time I have ever seen damage on their leaves and I have had them for years and years.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Nature's garbage guys

They seem to have a keen sense of smell...I often wonder how far they can smell something that is dead.  And they find the smallest things...we have seen half a dozen  or more after a dead squirrel.  

Saturday, April 17, 2021


 This is a cropped portion of a shot.  I did not have any desire to get down close to this wasp.

Friday, April 16, 2021


 I saw these blooms and stopped to take a picture...I am not sure what kind of blooms they are.  But they shout spring to me.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pink dogwood

 This was taken on Monday...dogwoods are probably my favorite blooming tree.  Maybe.  

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Indiana barn

 A relatively small barn this time...this one not too far away.  

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Here's some rust...

The tool aisle at the antique place was busy so I did not linger.  I would love to go in there and a lot of just would not believe all there is.  And I don't know what half of the things are used for.


Monday, April 12, 2021

Rooster pitcher

We went to Arthur, Illinois yesterday.  As usual we went in to the 'antique' store.  Seems like lately any time we are over there, it is so busy I cannot take my time and really enjoy it.  But at least yesterday we did walk up and down every aisle.  

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Photo from Lorelei

 My granddaughter sent me this pic the other day...taken with her Note 8.  In her neighborhood.  She knows what her grandmother likes!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Better days....

It has seen better days, but still is an interesting barn.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Places like this...

 I have always loved places like this...loved playing in water/creeks..  Even as an adult.  

Thursday, April 8, 2021


 I was just playing with camera when I took this...did not expect it to even be  at all in focus.  

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


 Roger loves McD's coffee...he was getting quite the collection of cups, and I thought about taking a photo of them.  I decided to take one, and he had thrown all but two away.  He does rinse them out and reuse them for our own coffee.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021

A heart for Anni

 I came across this and thought of Anni...a blogfriend that loves to find hearts.  

Saturday, April 3, 2021

American Bittern


I saw this bird twice a few years ago and have not seen one since.  At least I assume it was the same bird.  

Friday, April 2, 2021

Parke County barn

This is the back side of the barn shown HERE....taken on a different day, of course.

Thursday, April 1, 2021


 Don't you just love this might not be what I would want for myself...but I still think it a beautiful place.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Something fun...

 A drive-by...maybe I should say a Slow down real slow drive-by.  I got this near the end of February.  Believe it or not it is the best so far.  I have been trying to get one for about 7 or 8 months.  I know it is coming, by the surrounding area...a brown barn sits across the way from it.  But from the road, you come around a small curve...not a bad one...but still you come around and right there they are and then they are gone.  But I smile every time I see them.  There is a sign that sits in front that says 'Minion Manor.'

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

Lure making...

 Roger used to always be doing something...he tied actual flies sometimes and others made lures.   I think he enjoyed making things as much as he enjoyed using them.   

Sunday, March 28, 2021


 Places like this always appeal to is a place I would have known by heart if I had lived near it.  

Friday, March 26, 2021


 I love arched windows.  Also, I always wonder what it is like to be on the inside looking out through stained glass.

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