Saturday, November 21, 2015


St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio
Mother of Sorrow Catholic Church is also home to
South Bass Island's Lutheran congregation.
Linking with

Friday, November 20, 2015


...of winter approaching
This place is hopping all summer but . . .
after Labor Day . . .
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Vertical Lines

Venturing into another of Cee's photo challenges.
Her essay on composing vertical lines
has improved my field of view.
Part 1

Part 2

In re-reading the challenge, I see that I wasn't supposed to move between shots, sigh. But I think I still caught the
essence of the lesson and they are not cropped.
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Black n White

I am finding metal objects great subjects
for Black n White photos.
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or a reasonable facsimile.
Came across this fence (?) on a family research excursion.
Clever how mother nature created a swag of leaves.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Here a Chick, There a Chick

Everywhere a Chick, Chick. Old McDonald had a farm . . .

Just a few of the chicks that roost in my kitchen.
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Share A Cup

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


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A lightening strike couldn't bring this mighty Catalpa down.
 It remains sturdy and strong.

Mostly deciduous trees, they typically grow to 12–18 metres (39–59 ft) tall and 6–12 metres (20–39 ft) wide. A 10-year-old sapling will stand about 6 metres (20 ft) tall. They can be recognized by their large, heart-shaped to three-lobed leaves, showy white or yellow flowers in broad panicles, and during the autumn by their 20–50 centimetres (7.9–19.7 in) long fruits, which resemble a slender bean pod, containing numerous small flat seeds, each seed having two thin wings to aid in wind dispersal. Because of the leaves, they are sometimes confused with the tung tree (Vernicia fordii) in the southern U.S., or the invasive Paulownia tomentosa imported from China.
Due to their large leaf size, catalpas are a popular habitat for many birds, providing them good shelter from rain and wind. These trees have few limb droppage, but drop large dark-brown bean pods during late summer. The wood of catalpas is quite soft.
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Butterfly in November

I was surprised to see this butterfly mid November in western Pennsylania. But then again I was surprised to see our rhododendron in full bloom too.

We were hiking through a cemetery on family research when the RG spotted it sunning away.

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