I took a lot of pictures of the Mississinewa 1812 reenactments in 2019. Little did I know that this October 2019 event would be the last road trip until 2021. Hopefully, the pandemic will be under control this year so that my trips across America can continue. I chose this picture for today due primarily for its simplicity. It just seems like a serene scene … Continue reading Simplicity
For this artsy Saturday, I want to give you a taste of Spring. This picture was taken about a year ago at the Prophetstown State Park here in Indiana. It is beautiful to me because of its simplicity… Continue reading Spring Has Sprung!! Hallelujah
For this artsy Saturday, I want to take simplicity to the edge. This is a picture of a floor in one of the sites I visited this summer uRV trips. I guess it is considered a parquet floor but I don’t think I have ever encountered one like it. Being a woodworking guy it just fascinated me. For those who don’t know what they are … Continue reading Taking “Simplicity” To The Edge
I thought I would make this post the epitome of simplicity. What 19th or early 20th century home could live without a 25 lb can of lard. If 25 lbs is not enough how about an 80 lb can? It goes really good on crackers I hear. I just love taking pictures of old time containers, these were found in Madison Indiana a few years … Continue reading Simplicity..
I came across a blog site (The Drabble) the other day that spoke to my heart. Actually the site came across me by “liking” one of my very short posts. The words simple, yet evocative pieces that capture what it means to be human described the purpose of the site. Simple yet evocative says it all for me. It is hard to do both but … Continue reading Simple Yet Evocative
I came across this post from about three years ago that seems to apply to my recent posts on tiny houses and simplicity. Take a look… I think it applies more today than it did even three years ago… Click on the image below to go there. Continue reading Simplicity…
I loved the quote in the title above when I came across it recently on the CNN Channel’s GPS. Too many people want easy-to-understand answers to all the problems around them. So when someone comes along and tells them that the solution to gross wealth inequity is to build a wall around the country they jump on board. When someone tells them that the answer … Continue reading The Appeal of Simplicity In A Complex World..
The last few years the concept of simplicity has been a major theme for me. I have spent much of the last year decluttering my life and all the stuff I have unnecessarily collected. That included a closet of clothes never worn in several years and a 30×60 foot barn with decades worth of accumulated junk. For some reason I now find it much more … Continue reading Simplify…
Sometimes I see the elegance in the simplicity. This is one of those times…. Continue reading Simplicity
“We are just here for a spell and pass on. . . so get a few laughs, do the best you can. . . Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead – Will Rogers, 5 July 1931 Since I have been trying to chill out more lately I have been going back to a source of mental stability in my life … Continue reading For Just A Spell….
I can’t imagine the patience it takes to make one of these stone walls found at the Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY and there are hundreds of feet of them there. Continue reading Patience and Simplicity…
Here is a simple picture taken a few weeks ago during one of our many recent snow storms. It is simple yet elegant in its composure. Continue reading Hanging on… (Homestead January 2011)