Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Outside Food

Oh, this was perfect timing. My family was here this week and we went to the Tri-State Antique Engine & Threshers Show at Bird City, Kansas. The first few pictures show the kitchen on the show grounds and the line going in to pick up our food to eat "outdoors"

Grandson Riley


Son and grandaugher, Verity

Yum! Ribs from the grocery store.

Warming the ribs and grilling the veggies at home. Never mind that he's using my salad tongs.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Reflections

This week's display is kinda slim pickin's. I don't have much imagination and I'm not a very consistent photographer.

You have to use your imagination with this one. It was taken through a window. If it was on a mirror, isn't this what you would see? Am I right?

My view from the pedicure chair today.

I've used this picture before, but I think you can see why I used it for "Reflections"

My first picture this week when I realized how hard it was going to be

Random Pictures During Wheat Harvest

Okay, this guy is full (look at the top), where's the grain cart?

Eat my dust?

A little off topic. Looking between the rows of corn.

My fifteen year old niece is operating this one. Too bad all the windows are dirty. She's a very pretty red head. She was on a band trip to Europe and was so worried she would miss harvest. Her dad said there would be plenty left when she returned.

How high is an elephant's eye?

This guy is always good for color.

What kind of train would you call this? I'm glad I don't have to drive it. That's what I know!

Somebody's gonna get dumped on.

It took a whole family to run this combine.

This truck driver doesn't want her trailer overloaded.

Combines do a "do-si-do"

We're finished here. Where to next?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Not Just a Redneck

After doing the Friday My Town Shoot Out this week, I realized that all my yard pictures made me look like a Jeff Foxworthy relative. Really, I have a couple of normal things. My husband built this pergola for our 25th anniversary. Poor guy, he didn't even know what one was, but I described it and he built it. He did say that I was watching too much HGTV. The chairs were purchased at a yard sale long ago. I used to paint them every year, but I've fallen behind. I hung the windsocks up this year after I found them in the garage. We used to have a place at the lake when the kids were small. We always hung these on the deck to make it known we were in residence.

My old metal lawn chairs don't get much use, but they are a bright spot near the back door of the garage.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Yard Objects

Topic for the Friday My Town Shoot Out this week is Yard Objects. This is a fun project. If you would like to join the group, just go to the site and sign up. Anything out in any yard qualifies, however, I didn't read that part until I started to post. These things are in my yard.

A little junk art steam traction engine made decades ago by a local farmer.

A large bell on a pole. This was given to us by my mother-in-law. When our children were young, we would ring it when it was time to come home. We had a dog that followed them and he would always get home first.

This is collection of found objects at the corner of my driveway. A cement ring for a man hole, left by the previous owners. Iron implement wheels and a cement pillar we made by pouring excess concrete into a wooden crate. I tried to plant things that don't need much water since it is a long way from a faucet.

A push rod for a natural gas compressor engine. It weighs several thousand pounds. If I understand correctly, the ones in a normal car engine would fit in the palm of your hand. My husband brought it home with the idea of donating it to the Thresher Show, but he didn't get a chance to finish his project. Since I have no way to move it, I painted it to make it a conversation piece.

A non-functioning fire hydrant. My husband, a volunteer firefighter for 25 years, bought it at a flea market. Our house is outside the city limits, so there are no real fire hydrants here. I painted it, too.

Ice Cream Treat

When I was in Wichita a few weeks ago, I took my oldest grandson to Braum's for ice cream. His choice was the bright blue, called "Birthday Party". This week we went to Baskin Robbins where he again picked the bright blue ice cream, this time called "Blue Rasberry".

He didn't realize his mouth was turning blue as he ate. First, he tried to see it by sticking his tongue out as far as he could.

I used my purse mirror to show him.

After that, he watched himself eat while holding the mirror.

This boy likes blue ice cream.

Do you have a favorite color/flavor?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Do you remember these?

I'll bet alot of you had these Tupperware measuring cups. I've had mine for over 30 years. I think they came in gold, green and orange. I like that they have 1/3, 2/3, 3/4 sizes. The handle of my 1/3 cup is marred where our long buried dog chewed on it. No, I didn't intentionally let her play with it.

The new Tupperware measuring cups don't have holes in the handles or they didn't the last time I saw a new one. I broke a hook on my matching hanger so I've been using cup hooks in the door, but the cups swing around on them when you open or close the door. I found this orange one at a garage sale sometime ago and just got it drilled out and hung up today. Now I feel organized!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Texture

Canadian Thistle

Tractor tire tread

Pine Cone

Wheat stubble

Cedar Berries

Extruded Metal

Cat Whiskers

Sawtooth Leaves

Weeds gone to seed

Thistle Seeds