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    Just checking

    Posted By on October 29, 2011

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    Hornet’s Nest & A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

    Posted By on November 30, 2009

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    New Harmony, Indiana

    Posted By on October 2, 2009

    We had our “old lady picnic” yesterday by the river in Harmonie State Park.  It started off to be a cloudy ugly day but turned out to be a beautiful afternoon.  I grilled us some really big fat burgers … YUM.  Trish built us a big fire (this is her job on every picnic) and then we roasted weenies!  Jan brought her famous “brownies” (this is her job on every picnic) and V made two different kinds of  wonderful cookies.  V also always brings “French’s” mustard because we hate that nasty stuff that Jan brings ….. Plochman’s!!  LOL

    Here are a few photos that were taken …. we had a great time!

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    I don’t know who took this shot of me, Jan or Trish …. checking on the burgers!

     

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    Another Country Road Trip ….

    Posted By on September 13, 2009

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    Posted By on September 11, 2009

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    Country Roads ……..

    Posted By on September 10, 2009

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    All of these were shot the “lazy way” …. from the car window while driving down country roads.  My fave type of shooting :o)

    Dolan’s Lake

    Posted By on August 27, 2009

    I took my Mother over to Dolan’s Lake a couple of days ago for a picnic.  It was a gorgeous day … blue sky and white puffy clouds.

     

    Mother enjoying the view …

     

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    The lake is a very pretty place …..

     

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    Dolan’s Lake

    Posted By on May 2, 2009

    It was so pretty over at Dolan’s last week.

     

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    IMG_6596 The floor of the woods was covered in Mayapples.

    The mayapple is also called the hogapple, Indian apple, umbrella plant (shape of the leaves), wild lemon (flavor of the fruit), wild mandrake, American mandrake (shape of rhizomes) or "devil’s apple"

    Virginia Bluebells & Spiderwort

    Posted By on April 29, 2009

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    The Virginia Bluebell is a fairly common plant that occurs in most counties of Illinois. Habitats include wet to moderately moist woodlands, especially in semi-shaded floodplain areas along rivers, bluffs, and flower gardens.

    The preference is light shade to partial sun in moist wooded areas with rich soil. The foliage dies down by mid-summer.

     

     

     

     

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    The leaves are long, thin and bladelike to lanceolate, from 3-45 cm long. The flowers are white, pink or purple but most commonly bright blue, with three petals and six yellow anthers.

    A number of the species flower in the morning and when the sun shines on the flowers in the afternoon they close up, but the flowers can remain open on cloudy days until evening.

    Though sometimes accounted as a weed, spiderwort is cultivated for borders and also used in containers. Where it appears as a volunteer, it is often welcomed and allowed to stay.

    A lovey day …..

    Posted By on April 4, 2009

    I couldn’t resist taking a few shots in the cemetery.

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    I had no idea that this was in the cemetery …. never drove all the way around to the back side before!

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