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A Picture is worth a thousand words….

Macimack

I can’t remember how many times I have been to Mackinac Island, I think four but maybe more. It is a peaceful place without cars. Bicycles are the main mode of transportation.

Barns….

November 15, 2014 — Leave a comment

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One of my long time hobbies is to take pictures of barns, that is the old wooden barns of the past. This is a prime example of an elegant one in the Midwest.

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While I was writing tomorrow’s post I had to get into my NYC trip portfolio. When I saw this picture of the Empire State building I had to include it in my SearchOfAmerica and on this blog as well. I still remember the pictures of all the steelworker who seemed to dance around on those iron beams. It is hard to believe that only five men were killed during its construction. If you ever get to NYC be sure to go to the observation deck for an awesome site of the city. It is very much a part of the heart of America…

The Changing Seasons…

October 25, 2014

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When I glanced out one of the back windows this very crisp morning I was again reminded of the changing season and of the upcoming holidays.  The burning bush and the fir bush juxtapositioned next to each other was a red/green delight.

An Ode To Pumpkins

October 11, 2014

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To maybe entice you over to my pictorial blog site I am pulling another post from there for this Saturday’s picture day. Click on the mosaic map to the right to see some more entries…

A nip is definitely in the air here in Indiana so that takes my thoughts to Pumpkins. Halloween is the first event related to pumpkins but since that is a pagan holiday I don’t celebrate that one :)  so that leaves Thanksgiving. I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving meal with a healthy slice of pumpkin pie. Pumpkins are very American. They were grown by native Americans long before  the invaders came to their country. So, here is to you my bright orange orbs….

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I have always had a fascination for burning bushes so I have four of them in my yard.  And it is that time of year for them to “burn”.

Home Away From Home…

September 27, 2014

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We have a few very old maple trees on our property. The one shown here is pretty well hollowed out and that is where our cat Dexter likes to spend time. He climbs trees like a professional. This hole is about 15 feet off the ground which is no problem for him.

Several times a year someone will stop and give us a quote to take down the tree but I always so “its time has not come yet”. I am old and not so pretty anymore but I don’t want someone to “take me down” so I treat this old maple with the same respect. :)

Another quick snapshot of my blog InSearchOfAmerica. Visit it by clicking on the mosaic map just to the right of this post.

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Rapid City, SD – A City of Sculptures

I love all the sculptures in downtown Rapid City. Many celebrate our Native Americans. What could be more American than to celebrate the original inhabitants of this great country. Too bad it took us so many years to realize that…..

I am going to spend the next few Saturdays trying to entice you over to my other blog at InSearchOfAmerica. Here is a composite of August’s daily picture. Click on the mosaic map to the right of this post to see the daily contributions to my American Mosaic

 

August 2014 Mosaic

Small Town America…

September 6, 2014

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I am bringing this picture collage over from my picture blog at InSearchOfAmerica. It is one of the many small and almost abandoned towns we have visited over the years. I’m not sure but I think it is located in North Dakota or Nebraska. I once considered trying to document these types of small towns before they become extinct but after a dozen or so visits to small towns like this one  I gave up the idea. It proved just too depressing and that is not what I wanted to accomplish.

But, here’s to you small town America….