This is a rather simple picture but a meaningful one to me. It is of the grandfather oak tree on our property. I’m pretty sure it pre-dates our 1925 farm house. In our part of the country oaks are about the last trees to finally leaf out so this must finally be Spring.
October 2007 – Milwaukee Art Museum. This crazy looking piece of glass art is in the crazy looking museum. We very much enjoyed our visit there…
June 1989 – This is a picture of a long time friend taken at the Indy Zoo. Of course it has been “artified” by me. I am trying to get into this type of thing again.
April 2013 – I took this photo at the Youngstown Historical Society museum a few weeks ago. It was commonly known that steelworkers had some of the most dangerous conditions to work in. Especially before the advent of unions.
April 2013 – This picture was taken at the Youngstown Historical Society building on our recent vacation. I seem to migrate to group pictures from the past.
1934 – Boys Town, Omaha Neb. I chose a slice of this picture for the header but wanted you to see the whole thing. I took this re-snap about a year ago when we visited there.
June 1997 – Longwood Gardens — Longwood Gardens is nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in Kennett Square, PA. This was a DuPont estate. The gardens are among the best we have seen in the U.S.
January 1999 — That’s me looking out at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from Battery Park in Manhattan. My wife and I had just finished a wedding anniversary dinner at Windows on the World at the WTC. It was the last time we were there.
I spent my high school years in a small rural town in Indiana and when I retired from corporate life my wife and I chose once again to return to that small town living. One of the highlights of small town life is the annual county fair. This picture was taken in 2002 so I guess all the kids shown here are now young adults making their way in the world. I hope they are all doing well….
This is one of my favorite pictures from our Canada trip of 2011. My friend here was in an Acadian village in Nova Scotia (I think)
I thought I would use this Photo Saturday to show you some of the custom cabinets I made when I was in the business.
Yeah that’s me a few days ago. We had a dusting of three inches of snow that I removed from our 150 foot circular driveway. This one I could handle with my trusty Craftsman tractor.
This is one of my favorite shots from the recent blizzard. When snow covers the ground the cardinals and a few bluejays are frequent visitors to our old apple tree in the back. They await their turn at the winter bird feeder.
Here is a re-purposed barn that evidently needs to be re-purposed again. It was taken in October 2009 in northern Wisconsin
I have heard about the “Cat in the Hat” but never the “Cat in the Tree”. Our rescue cat Dexter loves his tree and all its cavities which are about twelve feet off the ground. How he gets up and down is an amazing thing to see…
Metamora used to be quite an active tourist area in the 1960s and 70s but is now just a shell of what it was.
It is not everyday that you see such an assortment of eggs I discovered this one at the Historical Center in Des Moines in 2010. Thought you might find it interesting.
One of the first things I do every morning when I get up is to look out the back door to make sure the world is still there. What I see now that my neighbor in back has stripped (he says harvest) all his mature trees is a lone Sycamore proudly standing by itself. It used to be hidden by a large oak tree but is now left to sway majestically in the wind untethered by that mighty oak. I will continue to watch it in the coming years. It has now become one of my daily friends.
A Democracy depends on an informed and involved public. If you want to see change it must start at the ballot box……
We have been away from New Jersey for over twelve years now and are quite settled again in our Indiana home. But there are still some things about N.J. that I miss. One of those are the diners and the one in Freehold was our favorite.