Monday, August 30, 2010

8-30-10 The Fairmont Creamery Co.

This old warehouse building used to be the home of The Fairmont Creamery Co., located in Council Grove, Kansas. The best I can determine is that it was part of the Blue Valley Creamery Company, based out of Nebraska. This creamery has been shut down for years,
and is in the process of either being torn down or remade to house some other type of business.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

8-29-10 Charlotte's Web

While taking pictures of something else, I found this great looking spider's web.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

8-26-10 Put Money In the Box

Was on my way home from school and drove past this old wagon sitting out front at a farm. I'm assuming they had produce on the wagon to sell. Must be very trusting soles to leave the money box out there.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

8-25-10 Water Fun

Went out to lunch today and discovered this park just down the street from the HS I am housed at. The green round thing (which from the other side looks like a frog, sprays water inside the circle; the orange, tall pipe with the snake head shoots out water from the mouth of the snake; there are jets in the concrete that shoot up water too! I'm sure this was a hit this summer.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

8-24-10 Shimmering Pampass Grass

As the sun was coming up yesterday morning, and I was backing out of our drive, I noticed the flowering part of the pampass grass shimmering in the sunlight.

Monday, August 23, 2010

8-23-10 Morning Sun

As I was pulling out of the driveway this morning, I caught the sun trying to shake off the clouds.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

8-22-10 Smokin' Pulled Pork

Today was "Smokin' Day". I smoked 18lbs of pork for our Labor Day bash at the lake. However, when you take away the fat and bone, it only netted 8lbs. However, that should be plenty with everything else we're having. This year's theme..."Mardi Gras"!! We'll be having jambalaya, gumbo, dirty rice, red beans & rice, Cajun music and of course...Cajun smoked pork.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

8-21-10 Tritz Audio

This is the mascot for our son's DJ business, "Tritz Audio". He and his partner, Richie, were at a booth at the Maize South football carnival. For one ticket, they would play your request.

Friday, August 20, 2010

8-20-10 Boys and Their Toys

As many of you know, Kyle (son) just returned from Walt Disney World where he spent six months in an internship. He was a castmember, working in transportation; specifically, the monorail. Before he left, he decided his dad, who loves trains, should have a, fully functioning, monorail set. They had a great time setting it up together. Tim has decided that the monorail set is the "train" set that will be around our Christmas tree this year.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

8-19-10 Muppets In Star Wars

Okay, one may think that I'm a Star Wars fanatic. Well I do like Star Wars, but I like the spoofs of Star Wars even better. Mr. Potato Head, Muppets, M&M Guys, and even Legos, have spoofed Star Wars. Thanks, George Lucas, for my collection of Star Wars (spoof) memoribilia.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8-17-10 Where's Mickey?

Last February, I posted a picture of our son's bedroom the night before he left for his internship at Disney World. Well, guess who returned?....He'll be home for a few days before leaving again for Kansas State University.

Monday, August 16, 2010

8-16-10 Mr. Potato Head meets Star Wars

Okay, so call me "a big kid"! I have toys & stuffed animals sitting around in my home office. My lastest addition (thanks to my son who just returned from Disney World) is "Chipbacca" (left). The other one, "Darth Tater" I got from my son for Christmas several years ago.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

8-12-10 Got Milk?

This time of year is when farmers bail their fields. Every time I see these hay bails I think, to a giant, they look like shredded wheat. Got milk?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


"Sunsets are forever
they happen every night
sunsets blow my mind away
and that is just so right
for they are one
of nature's little gems
and many colors make
so always watch a sunset
and your heart will never break."
poem by Jishi Santos

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

8-10-10 A Flint Hills Summer Sunset

Although the day was hot and humid, the evening was ablaze with a summer sunset.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

8-8-10 Bad Dog

We were at the lake this weekend. After dinner, Friday evening, Tim & I wanted to shoot the sunset. When we left, I told Keilo, (the dog), "No, you can't go," and I walked out the door. Big mistake! This is what we came home to. Apparently, Keilo thought he was going!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8-4-10 Summer Heat

The Daily Shoot suggested "weather affects us all. Make a photo of something affected by the weather." As you can tell, this hosta is not fairing well in the summer heat.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

8-3-10 Pioneer Bluffs Barn

Pretty much speaks for itself!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

8-2-10 Honey Bees

While I was wandering the grounds of Pioneer Bluffs Ranch a week ago, I came across two bee boxes. They were "a buzz" (sorry!!) with activity. Wonder if the ranch plans on selling the honey? Yummy!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

8-1-10 Looking Out the Barn Window

Old wooden barns have such character. They remind us of a time gone-by. The glass has imperfections, the wood is old and rotting in places. However, many stand the test of time.