Thursday, October 29, 2015

5 things...

Trying to think and do the Willy Nilly Friday mind is not all here these days.
I had a post for Good Fences over at my other blog and totally forgot to link till late in the day and by then Someone had linked for me!

1.  Lorelei is still here but not for too much longer.  I will be totally lost without her presence.  She is a bright and shining star!
2.  Did you ever see anything more beautiful than the above?  Well, I guess I have, too, but this is sure among the top in a list of beautiful things.
3.  Though I may not be busy, Roger has been.  He is making these three knives for a friend.  They will have the handle like this one.  Only the paracord used is a bright, chartreuse green/black.

4.  The biggest part of crops are in, and a lot of the ground is being prepared for whatever comes next.
This big guy is the one in the middle above.  They are out at the strip pits.  These were taken a week ago.

5.  Just a couple more from the drive home that day.  I don't know if you can tell, but this is a red brick road above.  Below, not so much.
I couldn't resist the tree though...

Leaving you with a little Neil Young

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A day trip....

We headed north to see Willow Slough and to go on to Jasper-Pulaski.
Willow slough on the right and private property on the can see the mailbox on down the way if you click to expand the view.  Jasper-Pulaski is much the same type of place.

They are both fish and wildlife areas...we did not see much at Willow Slough except Roger spotted some turkeys...and Blue Jays were simply every where...I have never seen so many.  They were calling all around, and everywhere we went they were seen flitting across the road, or away from the road.

We did see several coots there..
They were mainly in this one first just slowly swimming around..
then they decided to get the heck out of Dodge!  They didn't go far, but far enough away till it was no fun to watch them any more.
Sumac was in full color there...
Over at Jasper-Pulaski the Sandhill Cranes were stopping over..
And filling their bellies...
and some were just resting as you can see if you look close in the photo below.
That is about it for our visit up there...oh, we did see a lot of these things on the way:
Thanks for visiting...I am sorry to be such and on/off blogger but it seems to be the best I can do lately.    Remember, I love your comments and love hearing from you.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Now on display....

We were out and about yesterday and I thought to take my little camera...the above tree has been begging to have it picture taken for days.
 Below is another shot of it...from a different viewpoint.
It is just glorious.  Later, I am going to post another photo of it over on Time Stand won't look like the same tree, but I suppose it is the position of the sun in relation to it.
Here is one that is just starting...still, it is beautiful.  These were taken yesterday.  I am loving the display of fall colors.
Now for today...not trees.
Eagles.  Not good pics either...but exciting nevertheless.  This evening, Sarah, Tootie, Roger and I were headed to the front porch to sit in the shade  little while.  Sarah says, "Is that an eagle?"  It was.  "Is that another eagle?"  I say, I do believe it is.
I so wish we had went out just five minutes earlier...the minute we saw them, they were starting to head out....I suppose to go back over by the river.  I ran in to get my camera.  Even thought it took less than a minute, they were getting farther and farther away.  Still, so thrilled to see them.  We have not seen any from our yard in way too long...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In a school yard....

This was in the Lima Brighton School's yard...this school is in Howe.  There was no sign to tell anything about it.  We wondered if it came from the original school.
It sure does stand out.
We recently drove through the strip pit birds to speak of but did see a few deer.  These were the first we seen...back in the shade, near a wooded area.
The ones in the above photo, and the two following photos were about a mile away from those in the first photo.
The two deer above did not stand long until they turned and ran back in the bushes...
It took us a while to spot the girl above...the 5 deer in these last 3 photos were all right there close to each other....the two in the first photo were easy to spot, then, we spotted the ones in the next photo.  We were about to leave when I noticed the one in the third photo.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Not your typical phone booth

This 'Amish phone booth' was actually leaning....I wondered had it been hit by a car or just what had happened.  I have wondered how they it a typical pay phone, or does the Amish family pay for it, or, does the community pay for it?

EDited to add:  Read Tom's Comment about how the phone bill is paid.

And I did know they are not really phone booths, but was trying to be funny.  They are called phone shacks.

Friday, October 16, 2015

A bit of fun for Today's flowers...

First a bit of fun for Today's Flower...
Recently we were in Shipshewana and one morh we walked all around this one shopping place.  It was not a building center but had all kinds of stuff for the yard and patios.  I just have to include some of their 'flowers.'
I don't think they equal the beauty of real flowers, but I do think they are cute.
I am not sure I would ever want any...maybe if I lived someplace flowers didn't grow or where I couldn't plant any.

Now, for some shots of real flowers:
We passed though some little town that had this hanging baskets,

and at ever corner a mound of the same petunias.  Aren't they glorious!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

A little randomness I hope...

I am hoping to think of at least 5 things to share for Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday 5. So here we go....
1.  We took Lorelei fishing for the first time this year.  She had a blast.  We could not take her for the longest time because the creeks were all up.  I don't know why we didn't think of taking here here.  But she does love going to the creek cause she can fish and/or wade and play.
2.  Can there ever be too many fall shots.  I think not!  I was looking at this part of the time while we were fishing.  I just could sit and look at this forever.
3.  Here's a Jack-o-lantern that will last for years!  I really do like it, but did not even look at the price.
4.  How about one more pic of Spidy...this is one of the last photos taken right before she laid her eggs.  After she laid them, she was like a deflated balloon almost.  I seriously doubt if she was half this size.  And she has been MIA for the last 3 or 4 days.  We miss her.  If I knew where her egg sac was and knew how to make sure they survived till next year, I would get them and take care of them.  I hope to have her offspring here next year. (By the way, look closely at her is almost as if it has a design on it besides the stripes.)
5.  I love a photo where the road is inviting....there are always so many roads I want to travel down.  I can remember as a child always wondering what was down this or that road or around the bend.

I showed one of these leaf potholders last time I joined WNF5, but it was not here is what they look like.

That's it from this little corner of the world....

At the park/playground

We took Tootie to the park yesterday....
She can always count on her papaw to play with her...
Other times she entertains herself...and us to.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Touches of fall

Fall is definitely making its presence known...
Everywhere you look, bits of color popping up...
 And everywhere you loop, people have pumpkins for sale....but I am not complaining.  I am just trying to drink all the color in and enjoy every moment of it.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Something to do with sticks...

While we were in Shipshewana, one day we did a lot of window shopping.  I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this...
of course it led my eyes down to see this...
and right beside me was this.  Who would ever have thought of doing this.  And do people actually buy them?  I cannot help but wonder how would a person keep them dusted.
And this....imagine how much time it took to make any of them.  But the bonus part....I bet they come by the sticks free of charge.
I don't know why I attempted to start blogging again...Lorelei is on fall break and we have her this week.  I probably won't get to visit much but will get in a few along.  So bare with me....