Thursday, July 19, 2012


Here comes the dawn.....

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A is for Angel

This angel statue is in a dim foyer of the chapel at the University of Dallas.  I love the    
silhouetted look  and the large angel wing.
Linked to ABC Wednesday featuring the letter "A"....

Monday, July 16, 2012

Barn Charm

This little barn has seen better days....
Linked to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily

Friday, July 13, 2012

Weekend Reflections

Church reflection in the church office.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


The setting sun outlines these horses tied to
a railing in an "Amish parking lot".
Skies from around the world can be seen at Skywatch on the sidebar.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Midweek Blues

This little gal knows how to keep cool!
Linked to Midweek Blues at The Dusty Cellar....

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Z is for Zebra

Grevy's Zebra, AKA the Imperial Zebra, considered to be endangered
is the largest of all the wild equines.
These shots were taken at a wildlife conservation center in Ohio.
Linked to ABC Wednesday featuring the letter Z....

Monday, July 9, 2012

Barn Charm

I think the most appealing thing about this barn in Amish country is  
the horses and buggys lined up out front.
Linked to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily....

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day is Done

Click on Skywatch on the sidebar to see beautiful skies from around the world.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

W is for Waterfall

Yesterday evening I hiked into the woods to take a shot of this waterfall.  But hardly
any water was falling since it has been so dry  here. 
Here is a winter shot of the same area, it was much colder hiking into the 
woods for this shot!
Linking to ABC Wednesday featuring the letter W today.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday is Barn Charm

This barn might have been red at one time.
 Same barn from another angle...
To view more barns click on Bluff Area Daily...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Museum Reflections

To see more reflections click on Weekend Reflections....

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vintage Base Ball

The playing of vintage base ball can be seen at open-air museums, tournament 
re-enactments, and city parks.
 Vintage base ball (spelled with two words prior to the 1880s) is played
by the rules and customs of the 19th century.
 It is played on both open grass fields and modern baseball diamonds.
 Vintage base ball is simply a reflection of how baseball existed at an earlier time.
View other postings for the letter V at ABC Wednesday....

Monday, June 11, 2012

Quilt Barns

Quilt patterns can be seen painted on rural barns throughout Ohio.  The counties agreed to the project because it supports tourism and allows people to get out in the country to see agriculture.  I love to  find a quilt barn when I am driving in the country.
Linked to Barn Charm...and Our World Tuesday...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekend Reflections

As the weather gets warmer,  the ocean is where I want to be.
Our family beach vacation is at the end of the summer this year.
This shot was taken at Myrtle Beach last summer.
Linked to Weekend Reflections...

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Gigantic cumulus clouds rise behind the spring fields.
 I knew the storm was coming but I couldn't leave the field because the clouds 
were so awesome.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Glass Art

Blue is front and center in this shot of Dale Chihuly's art work.
 This is the larger view. Note.... Most museums do allow cameras to be used without the flash.
Linked to Midweek Blues...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 for Umbrellas

Beach umbrellas...

Linked to ABC Wednesday letter of the week...U...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Barn Charm

I spotted this barn somewhere in the country on the backroads of Ohio.  This looks like a blue goose to me....what a clever decoration.
  This is the bigger picture...I am linked to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


This shot of the small red plane with the huge thunderhead rising behind it was taken at the Dayton air show.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Midweek Blues

These two little doggies looked like they had the a case of the blues when I parked my car and headed into a restaurant. After dinner and conversation, they were still there when I returned. I wasn't sure if I should do something or what it would be that I should do. Made me sad to see them tail wagging or barking when I approached the vehicle:(Linked to Midweek Blues at The Dusty Cellar.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

N is for...Nashville

The village of Nashville has a cemetery set high on a hill....It's a beautiful view from the cemetery hill overlooking cornfields and farmhouses...
Nashville, Ohio...population 185 people....up from the 2009 census of 172 people.
Linked to ABC Wednesday featuring the letter N...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Barn Charm

Many Ohio barns are painted with this bicentennial logo. Ohio bicentennial painter, Scott Hagan, sketched and painted each logo by hand. By Sept. 2002 the artist had completed his five year mission of painting the logo on at least one barn in each of the 88 counties.Linked to Tricia's Bluff Area Daily...and to Our World Tuesday...

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Nobody can be un-cheered with a balloon.... A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mountain Monument in Massachusetts

Mt. Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3,491 ft. with this 93 ft. monument crowning the summit.
Views of of up to 70-135 miles are possible into five different states: MA, NY, CT, VT, NH. However, on this day there was a thin layer of fog in the distance.
For six years I lived in a tiny town nestled in the valley of these Berkshire Hills. I didn't fully appreciate the beauty of the area until last October when I returned for a class reunion.
Linked to ABC Wednesday...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Beach sunset....why are the sunsets always better at the beach...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The Longaberger Basket Company home office, located in Newark Ohio, is a 180,000 sq. ft. basket, seven stories in height with 84 windows. Notice the size of my (red) car on the left.The Longaberger gold leaf tag is 725 lbs. and measures 25 ft. long by 7 ft. tall.
The office building has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, People magazine, and U.S News & World Report. The Longaberger Company is an American manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets.
Linked to ABC Wednesday

Thursday, March 22, 2012


The view from the backyard at my daughter's house....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 for Jellyfish

Swimming in a tank at the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky, these jellyfish take on the colors of the overhead lighting.
With their umbrella-like bodies they puff and float....
their long tentacles trailing behind....
Linked to ABC Wednesday