Saturday, September 20, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Reflections and a little Willy Nilly

Summer is fading fast so thought I would try to revive it with this reflection. We were driving down an old cow-path type of road and came upon a ford. The water was pretty high but JD stopped anyway so I could get this pic.

Linking to Weekend Reflections

On to some Willy Nilly...

1. Those of you who are and have been city dwellers all your life may only think of a ford as a car, as in Ford Mustang.  But here in middle-of-nowhere, a ford is also a road that crosses a creek but has no bridge. There is usually a layer of concrete or rock which has been added so cars/trucks won't get stuck in the mud. definition of ford.

noun - a place where a river or other body of water is shallow enough to be   crossed.

verb - to cross (a river, stream, etc.) at a ford.

2. Speaking of fords made me think of another ford which wasn't far from where I grew up. When I was a freshman I accepted a "Would you sit by me at the movies?" kind of date. He was a nice guy, but not for me. So we remained friends and classmates throughout high school. A year or so after high school, he was taking a girl home from a date and went down a road with a ford. Sadly, it had been raining buckets and the water was very high and the current strong. The car was washed down the creek. They got out of the car and the guy tried to get to the shore by the shortest route, but he couldn't swim and the water was too strong for him. Had he taken the longer route to dry land, he could have waded out. If only...

3. On the up side, it is Friday and JD has the day off. I'm hoping for a Friday night date.

4. Sonny Boy and Handsome Lad are coming for a visit in early October! Yay!

5. Camera Club was Wednesday night. My pic tied for 1st place.  Here's a little reminder of my contribution for "motion". 

Linking to Nilly Friday Five

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Fence, a Tongue, and a Ride

Still posting pics from Punky Doodle and the Punks visit last Sunday. I've posted lots of fences from Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site before, so these fences will be no surprise to anyone who visits. 

I liked the yellow field of goldenrod in the background. 

The online camera club has given the next assignment—shadows. So, of course, I'm looking for shadows everywhere. This isn't good enough to submit, but again, liked the fence and gate.

The littlest Punk is about as busy as Fergus, so they get along fine. Mom Punk and the rest of the Punks went inside the gift shop while I waited outside with Fergus. I think the little Punk wore him out. He sat quietly with that uncontrollable tongue hanging out of his mouth, waiting patiently for his friend to return.

After a while, the patience was wearing thing. Here he is focused on the door.

Here is what #3 Punk came out with for his souvenier. A tiny covered wagon.

Linking to Good Fences

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wild Hodge Podge

I'm not sure these ducks and chickens would be considered wild since they are domesticated critters. But in my opinion they are wild since they won't let you catch them.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

1. I'm celebrating a birthday this week so a question relating to aging feels appropriate. Douglas MacArthur is quoted as saying, 'You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair." Would you agree? If not why not?

I agree. In order to stay young one must have a positive outlook. We all need something to look forward to. Without a dream, no matter how large or small, what is there? 

2. What remarkable feat, interesting piece of trivia, or historical event occurred on your birth day and month? Not necessarily in your birthyear, just the same date/same month.

May 6, 1961 - George Clooney was born. 'nough said! 

3. Describe a time or circumstance where you wanted to 'have your cake and eat it too.'

The mind is blank!

4. What's something you do that makes you feel young? Something that makes you feel old?

Young - dancing. Old - taking a nap.

5. When did you last do something that was 'a piece of cake'?

Hooked up my new printer. It was surprisingly easy.

6.  Beef, wine, and cheese all improve with age. What's something else you'd add to that list? (not necessarily food or beverage) 

Knowledge. I always say if I could be 16 again I would, but only if I could remember what I know now.

7. If I were to have a giveaway when we hit Volume 200, what should I give away? By my calculations we'll hit Volume 200 on November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving, which means whoever wins would have whatever it is in time for Christmas.  

One of your pictures—framed.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I'm glad to see Wednesday. Should be a catch up day for me at work. Plus Camera Club is tonight. If anyone wants to join a camera club, but doesn't have one close to you, we have contests on our Facebook page. CumberlandCounty CameraClub the next assignment is 'shadows'. There are no prizes, so you won't get rich, but it is fun.

Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #20

It's Rubbish time! On a more depressing note, it's also Monday! Work has been light the past two weeks, but the Judge is back in town. Work. Work. Work! Happy Monday!

This odd shaped buildilng was once a lumber yard. Back in the day it was a booming business. Now there is only this long building that once housed boards of all sizes. Seems a farmer found a good use for it, so it remains useful. The rest of the buildings have long since been demolished.

Punky Doodle and 3 of  the Punks stopped by for a short visit yesterday.They were on their way back from seeing the Doodler, Punky's father, who lives in Southern Illinois. We decided to take a walk around Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site to take advantage of this wonderful fall weather we are having. I  happened upon this old barrell and a rusty bucket. Of course I thought of Rubbish Tuesday and snapped a shot.

Couldn't resist a picture of this old covered wagon. The kids all gathered around and actually allowed me to take some shots of them with the wagon in the background. I didn't even have to ask. Shocking.

We also stopped by to see Thomas Lincoln's and Sarah Busch Lincoln's grave. This is Thomas's stone.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'. Anything old
and/or deteriorating such as, but not limited to, old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 

1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

the bird d'pot

We went down to the garden last evening to pick the last of the tomatoes. The garden is finished with the exception of the gourds. 

The sunflowers are all looking down.

There were lots of goldfinches enjoying the crop. 

The males are molting. Fall is here, or will be in another 8 days. 

Linking to the Bird D'pot