Thursday, April 30, 2015

April makes way for May

Earlier this week.
The Service Berry Tree reaching for the  bright morning sky
Today the 30th.
One last April shower moving in.

Good Fence 043015

This fence says welcome home.
A little more Spring everyday.
 The P.J.M. Rhododendrons have begun to bloom.
Our good fence welcomes each of you today.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An afternoon at Moraine State Park

 Many of the nature photos I share
are taken at Moraine State Park.
This park was established in the early 1970s
when a large area was flooded creating a recreational lake.
The lake is located in the same area as a glacial lake
from the Ice Age.
 While the RG was fishing from shore
Lucy and I went exploring and
     came upon this wild daffodil.
But wait maybe not so wild
Then I spied this moss covered rock and
when I moved in for a photo I noticed
a hole with what appeared to be the corner
of something manmade below the surface.
The RG explained that it appeared to be
part of a foundation.
Then I understood.
This area was once a small rural village
that no longer exists due to the flooding for the lake.
Good in everything bad.
Due to its location high on a hillside
the village church remains.
It continues to be an active congregation. 
They broadcast their services to the outdoors.
The RG and I enjoy the gospel music
when we are on the lake fishing.
 Outdoor Wednesday: Click on the picture below to learn more...

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Handmade Gift

A quilt in the windmill pattern.
A handmade gift from my mother long ago 

 The RG claims it and says she made it for her favorite son-in-law.
(he was her only son-in-law)
 Fun to change the angle
and go from plain blue windmill to print windmill.

Oh, and he was her favorite son-in-law.
 Joining Sally at:
Smiling Sally 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

First Moth

Just when I thought I had nothing for Critters
 Look who appeared
First of the season
It was escorted back outside after the photos.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Clear Skies

Clear skies and sharp eyes

Six Word Friday - Limit

Limiting myself to one photo today
Snapped these gulls on an outing
to a state park one winter
Just an amateur photographer and was
pleasantly surprised to see one highlighted
My Memory Art six word fridays

Laboratory Gates

Laboratory Gates
Originally the gates to a research laboratory
including the development of a lens for Eastman Kodak.
The company grew and relocated.
The drive to the home was moved.
The Researcher and Conservationist
with his Wife
Following their deaths the property was willed to
the local township and is now a public park.

Joining Theresa for 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Cup of Tea, My Kindle & Me

Joining Share Your Cup where we share things that make us happy.
Reading makes me happy.
Currently, Creole Princess by Beth White
This is just one of many pages in my Kindle library.
I recommend them.

I'd love to have you join in my link party

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

atMuldoon: Outdoor Wednesday 042215

Bloodroot in bloom
A frisky Bumblebee finding nectar
A Dragonfly utilizing his camouflage capabilities

Outdoor Wednesday: Click on the picture below to learn more...

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Moraine Mosaic Monday

Some may have viewed my previous post  at
where I mentioned a stone mason of long ago.
A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris ( soil and rock) that occurs in currently glaciated and formerly glaciated regions ...
We are located in the area of a 'moraine' created at the end of the ice age. The sand stone for these homes were quarried on and near the farm of the stone mason.
Here are beautiful examples of this craftsman's work.
They are the homes of three of his children
built around the late 1930s.
 Could the pattern of the stone be called mosaic?
This crafted stone sidewalk and carved stone mailbox post have remained in place at the stone mason's homestead
for many, many years.
P.S. As a child, I walked past this home on my way to our one room school house.
(yes, I'm that old : ) 

a little Blue here and there

A little Blue here and there atMuldoon
Resting in a cactus.
 Oil Painting - a thrifting find
RG yard sale find

Blue Monday Instructions

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Love of Tapestry

The word tapestry derives from Old French,
meaning "to cover with heavy fabric".

It would seem that 'tapestry' is
woven (pun accidental) into my collections.
Here are Four Tapestry Thrifting Finds

 And these two are for Traveling
This one carries my thrifting funds.
This one carries my trusty Kodak.
This one carries my mp3 player.

And this one is for whatnots.

This one's travels span two generations.
This one awaits it's maiden voyage.
Something that encourages me is this
We see the underside of our
 life's tapestry from below. God sees
our life's completed tapestry from above.

My Memory Art six word fridays