Saturday, October 10, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 101115

Autumn Drink
Pennsylvania Honey Wine

 Covered wooden bowls and checkerboard
crafted by my Grandfather
(the checkers are wooden too)
Canada Geese Migration
My Outfit today


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The Eyes Have It

 An animal's eyes have the power
to speak a great language.
----Martin Buber
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Good Fences 100815

This is a fence at McConnell's Mill State Park
This mill is a part of our local history
and is a popular spot for many activities.
One of these days I plan a blog post all about it and the covered bridge which you could see if this was 'street view'.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Our World Tuesday 100615

The RG and I took a day trip last week.
We were in both Berlin and Poland all in one day
and never left the USA.
That would be towns of Berlin and Poland
in our neighboring state of Ohio.
The RG is contemplating entering a fishing tournament
at the lake formed by this dam.
So we took this day trip to check it out.

 It is a very nice area and well maintained
But the water level is very low right now.
 The owner of at a local boat sales
says the water is being released
to the Mahoning River at this time.

The trip home took us through the town of Poland
where I spied this grand tower.
While talking to our son today,
he remembered it being built while working in the area
several years ago.
He believes the bells and clock were used
from earlier structures in the town.
So that's a little more from our day trip on a lovely Fall day.
The 'button' buck I blogged earlier  here  and
fenced cemetery where President Grant's grandmother is buried
were from the same day here.
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Our World Tuesday

Mosaic Monday 100515 Trees n Bushes 100615

Our Flowering Dogwood
wearing her Autumn colors.
A close-up of her gown.

 Her ensemble includes
 Lots of 'Bling' (berries) to catch a bird's eye
Flowering Dogwoods are one of our most common understory trees.
Understory means that it grows beneath taller trees.
This small tree grows about 30 feet tall. Its trunk usually isn't more than eight inches wide. The trunk is also short, with many spreading branches.
Flowering Dogwood leaves grow up to five inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide.
They are green with short stalks. Underneath they are pale green.
Flowering Dogwood leaves turn bright red in the Fall.
The yard at each of our homes over the years has included Flowering Dogwoods.
The RG transplants them from the local woods
where they grow in abundance.
This one is around forty years old.
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Catching Light 100515

The dappling of the sun gives this young deer
the illusion of markings

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