Saturday, October 31, 2009

Early Blizzard

We had snow Thursday night. I think we caught the edge of the storm as Western Colorado and Nebraska received more. I arrived home just an hour before I-70 was closed from here to Denver.

The drift on my front step.

I was poky getting outside this morning, so it is already beginning to melt.

I believe the apple tree will give up its leaves after this.

Indy, my dog, was eager to get out. He loves to play in the drifts.

Even the geese have decided it's time to go!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wayne, Nebraska

In our travels this week, my mother and I went to Wayne to visit my cousin- her mom and mine were sisters. We'd never been to her home, but had heard about it for years. She and her husband are the third owners of the house. It is just chock full of charming detail. It still has the original light fixtures in all of the rooms. Many rooms have matching wall sconces. There is also a "back" stairs, a solarium, the original fireplace with built-in cabinetry and a cold room (now transformed into a bathroom.) A very interesting visit.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Park Landscapes

I think I may have confused a little with last week's post. I remember this park as a child. There was a pair of swans on the lake, then one died and even though others were brought in, they just didn't prosper. We could drive clear around the lake back then. Our parents were always telling us to stay clear of the swans if we didn't want to get bitten. This park is located in David City, Nebraska where my mother grew up. We visited family this week and I took the pictures as we left Thursday morning.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Did they change their minds?

I'm with my mother visiting her sister in Nebraska. We spent today visiting thrift stores. After I saw several plaques and wall hangings with similar quotes, I started to wonder. Did they change their minds?

Probably they just cleaned house or it was something that no longer matched their decor. Still, I thought it was worth a post!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bras Across the Kaw

This weekend I've been visiting Lawrence, Kansas- home of The University of Kansas and the Jayhawks. These are pictures of a project to raise breast cancer awarness. This is the third year of the project. Donated bras are strung end to end across the Kansas River bridge. I believe they are left up for one week. I took these pictures Sunday morning on the way to church and they were gone later that afternoon.

You can see the sign for Kansas River on the edge of the first picture. Kaw was the older, Indian name for the river.

You can google for more information.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out:Childhood Classics

I apologize for your wasted trip over here. Life got in the way and I don't have a post ready for this week. I'll be checking in to see how everyone interpreted this assignment.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Sunrise/ Sunset

The topic for the Friday My Town Shoot this week was chosen by Sherri. It has been overcast and rainy all week so these come from my photos earlier this summer.

This sunrise picture was taken on the west side of Sebelius Reservoir near Norton, Kansas.

Shots of the same sunset 5 minutes apart. Outside of Oakley, Kansas.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A smile,

makes your face beautiful

and reflects back at you all day long!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Silhouettes

This weeks topic chosen by Carrie. I'm so happy to share some of these. I thought they were flops, but they were just silhouettes!

The top of a combine during fall harvest in the background, milo in the foreground.

Our town has a home owned carnival so this sets at the fairgrounds year round.

Small town wooden grain elevator.

More carnival ride.

Combine auger unloading corn.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I'm trying to think of a better way to paint the wall and ceiling above my basement stairway. My husband used to use these planks placed closely together. He was 6' 4" and I'm a foot shorter so I still need some extra reach. (The netting was custom made to keep the little ones from falling through-it will probably be in place until their heads are too big to go between the spindles and yes I noticed the dust.)

I'm thinking, "Hire a professional."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Photo Study of a Building

This week we are to do a photo study of a building. "Look at the angles, the light, the windows, doors, special features, its uses past and present." I took these pictures this past summer. I think this building may have had many special features that you just don't see anymore. Notice the small offset window. I wish I could get a shot of the door. I can only guess at it's past uses.

I couldn't get very close,

but I was able to use my zoom.

Whatever it's current use, it will remain a mystery to me!