Sunday, August 10, 2008

Barn from southern Indiana....

This is a photo I took last summmer in southern Indiana....I really thought I had posted the photo, but have looked through my blog a couple of times and cannot find it. So thought I would go ahead and post it. I really love finding a new round barn--well new to me.

Round barns were supposed to cost less than a four sided barn to construct for the same amount of space....and were supposed to withstand the storms of the midwest better than a rectangular construction. At the time they were being promoted, they were said to be more efficient than a regular barn.

I love seeing them and hate how many have been destroyed or razed....but I suppose they really aren't efficient now. And maybe they are super expensive to roof.
On to other things for just a minute. My older daughter is trying to get stuff together one more time for her own household. We have spent the weekend shopping/checking out new and used furniture, kitchen stuff. She is quickly getting stuff together. It just makes me sick to think how she worked before and bought all new stuff....and now is having to do it again. She is hoping to be ready to move back on her own by the end of the year or first of next year. She just has to get all her ducks in a row, so to speak.

Anyway, we have been to the outlet malls in Tuscola, IL several times, and today I made a distinct effort to watch in the distance and I really think I spotted another round barn on the way home. We were all too tired to go find it, but I bet I am over there in the next month sometime checking it out. Hopefully sooner.

Garden spider revisited....

I was quite surprised when I found the photo of the writing spider in action...most of the slides that I come across, I don't remember taking. There are a few that bring back vivid memories, but even those are more of the emotions of the moment rather than remembering exactly when or where. From what someone else told me on another post, what we always called a writing spider is actually an orb spider. Very harmless, except to the victims that get caught in its web.