Sunday, October 31, 2010

10-31-10 Happy Halloween!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

10-30-10 Best Buds

My neighbors had to go out of town for the day, so Megan (Golden Retriever) came over for a visit.

Friday, October 29, 2010

10-29-10 Last Chance Store

This was taken at the Last Chance Store in Council Grove. In my 38 years of going up there, I have yet to step foot inside. Actually, I don't think there is anything left inside. It's just a neat, limestone building; one of many in the area.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10-27-10 Fall Festival: Repurposing

Last night I went with a friend of mine to a women's fellowship dinner at her church. Each year, ladies of the church sign up to decorate a table and host it. The food is catered and they have an inspirational speaker. This year's overall theme was "Repurposing Your Life". Each of the tables were decorated with items from the hostess' home. This one was one of my favorites as the hostess used gameboards as the placemats.

Monday, October 25, 2010

10-25-10 Autumn Sunrise

This was the sunrise this morning as I headed to work. The colors were so vivid, even the radio DJ's were talking about it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10-20-10 Mums the Word

Looking for today's picture and noticed my neighbor's mums. The weather here in Kansas has been perfect for mums.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10-19-10 Burnin' Brush

On my way to work this morning, I noticed two large burn piles, one on each side of the road, burning a large pile of brush. They really stood out as it was overcast and kind of dark.

Monday, October 18, 2010

10-18-10 Reflection On the Lake

The day we closed down the cabin, the weather was perfect. Not a leaf was moving, and there was barely a ripple on the water. Weather like that doesn't happen very often in Kansas.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

10-18-10 Kansas Fall Colors

This time of year in Kansas produces lovely colors of autumn. These leaves in northeastern Kansas are just starting to turn. Over the next several weeks, the Kansas landscape will transform into a wonderous view of colors.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

10-16-10 How Old Is The Cottonwood?

Last week when we were closing up the cabin, my daughter and I walked over to the neighbor's property to look at the large cottonwood they had cut down. They were afraid with the erosion, that it might fall on their boathouse or the neighbor's boathouse. We counted 85 rings before we had to stop due to the trunk rotting.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

10-13-10 Geometric Design

Just thought this was a neat looking shot. This is the sun coming through my neighbor's deck.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10-12-10 On The Outside Looking In

This is the view from the outside of my greenhouse window. I just love having this.

Monday, October 11, 2010

10-11-10 Birds On The Line

This time of year, the birds are gathering; getting ready to fly south, or maybe it's just convention time! Anyway, this group was assembling on the electric lines. I wonder if once they land on the line, if they put their wings out to get evenly spaced?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10-10-10 Cabin Season is Over

Cabin season is over. (sigh!) Every year, at this time, I get a bit sad as it is time to close down the cabin for another season. The track laying there has been put in and out of the water 38 times. We have to take it out of the lake each year as the lake will freeze over, and the ice will tear up the mining track. The track is used to put our boat in and take out of the water. The cabin has no heat and our water pipes are above ground, so if they are not drained, they will freeze and split. I have to say I am already looking forward to next May, when we open it up for another fun-filled season. Hibernate well, E-9. See you next spring!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

10-9-10 28 Happy Years!!!

Today is our 28th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe we've been married that long. Looking forward to the next 28!

10-8-10 Season Past

The other day while looking for a picture to respresent "discarded or abandoned" I snapped this one of our deck furniture. With daylight getting shorter and the evenings cooler, sitting and relaxing on the deck doesn't happen as often. Sigh!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

10-8-10 Medicine Man

The Daily Shoot suggested "a picture of something abandoned or discarded." These old bottles are displayed in my dad's (home) office. He is a retired pharmaceutical salesman and also collects antiques. It's fun to read the labels of these old bottles. They always tout, "Will cure anything!"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10-5-10 Selling of the Pumpkins

This pumkin stand works on the honor system. You stop by, pick out the pumpkin you want and pay accordingly, by putting your money in a metal ammo box that is locked and has a slit on top. It's comforting to know that there are still trusting people in this world.

Monday, October 4, 2010

10-4-10 Happy Birthday, Snoopy!

Snoopy and the Gang are celebrating Snoopy's birthday! Sixty years ago he and his friends debuted in their comic strip. As a kid, I enjoyed reading the adventures of Snoopy and the Peanuts gang. I have many statues, books and stuffed replicas of them. I would sit for hours and practice drawing them, at first tracing, then moving on to freehand. As an adult I had moved away from them, but over the past several years, I've started collecting again. Happy Birthday, Snoopy and friends.