Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Rain Brings...

... Mushrooms in the Yard -

- Enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Flowers ...

... on the fall -

- Nancy and I took a little walk two Saturdays ago, October 2nd, and I found this flower saying, "Take my picture before I fade away." I did. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Spider Came ...

... A Knocking -

- Nancy found this spider in the sink. I slide the quarter close hoping the spider would crawl onto it, The spider just froze so I could not see it. My guess is in came through the recessed light fixture above the sink. Maybe we have these all through the attic? Enjoy!

A present for ...

... Lexus Cook -

I home teach the Cook family. I have had the opportunity to make a pen for three birthdays, and magnifying glass for one, and I gave Lexus a choice, either a pen or a bracelet. My only two talents. She asked for a bracelet, and her favorite colors are purple and green. This was her gift, and I gave it to her this week on her birthday. The true color did not come out. The larger purple beads are a softer reflective purple, while the smaller ones are a dark purple. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Lexus!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday!

- Kimberly is deep in thought about her camera.

Times Past ...

- Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nice ...

... View of Thomas Creek from the Shimanek Covered Bridge area -

- Enjoy!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Where ...

... Do Our Children Play and is it safe? -

- If you look close, you will see a rope swing attached to railroad bridge. You can click on the image to take a closer look. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Grandkids Need ...

... More Toys -

After Nancy and I dropped Laura and Stephanie off at the airport, we went to Ikea. Lach help me pick out new toys to bring home. Friday was the first day the toys were put to use. We babysat Laura's two wee ones while she is playing in Utah. Enjoy!

Have You Wondered ...

... What Supports the Train Tracks? -

- Do you feel safe? Enjoy!

Friday, October 1, 2010

In 1966 ...

... The Shimanek Covered Bridge was built -

- This covered bridge spans the Thomas River. I thought it was strange that a covered bridge was built in the 60's. When I got home, I went to Google. This is the fifth covered bridge on this spot. The first was in 1861 and re-built in 1904. The 1904 bridge was washed out in 1921. The replacement lasted until 1927. The 1927 replacement lasted until the Columbus Day Storm of 1962. What you see is the replacement bridge for the one damaged in 1962. This one was damaged in the 1996 flood, but only needed repairs. Enjoy!