Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This was a cool but beautiful day in Massachusetts this fall. We had a wonderful time with a picnic and sightseeing. The boys enjoyed the freedom of running in the open spaces and seeing new places and visiting with relatives. For more watery photos, visit Watery Wednesday.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday 17

This was truly a beautiful and cloudless day in Frederick, Maryland, where we were visiting my sister-in-law and her husband. I could not resist taking a few photos of the vivid blue sky. For some great sky photos, visit Skywatch Friday.


Watery Wednesday 15

This cold mountain stream and the falls that we visited this last October reminded me of the passage of scripture which speaks of streams of Living Water and the life that is there. This was a beautiful autumn day that was great for a hike to the base of the falls. For more beauty in watery photos, visit Watery Wednesday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Skywatch Friday 16

A beautiful autumn day yielded beautiful blue skies and a nice little time of relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday routine. The boys enjoyed it as did we. For more beautiful skies, visit Skywatch.


Watery Wednesday

It was a beautiful October day at Plymouth Rock. While the breeze was a bit chilly, the sun was warm and we were afforded a great view of the water. Just gazing out over the cape was an exhilarating experience. I had been here several times before, but this was a first for my wife, and she enjoyed it immensely. For other beautiful watery shots, visit Watery Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Skywatch Friday 15

A gray, cloudy, cold day did not prevent us from having a great time while in Massachusetts over Columbus Day. A long walk followed by a drive through the countryside culminating in a little picnic made a great day for the boys and Mom and Dad. The foliage, while not quite at its peak, was still beautiful. For more interesting skywatch photos visit Skywatch.


Monday, August 31, 2009

Watery Wednesday

A picturesque little Midwestern town, Winona Lake, Indiana, is the home of Grace University and the Billy Sunday Tabernacle and museum. During the summer it can be a very warm and charming place, but its winters are quite brutal. I always enjoy a visit here when I am in the area. For more water photos, visit Watery Wednesday.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Adventures on the Farm

On the farm the challenge was to see how dirty we could get in a day's time, and the feed pile was an awesome place to do just that. Of course, we were not concerned about getting buried in the pile or inhaling major portions of dust. This was just great fun!
Then there was climbing and jumping in the hayloft, building houses in corners with broken bales, and running through dark tunnels in the hay searching for treasure. Did it bother us that there were open trapdoors to the next level down? Not us. We were indestructible. Besides, this was just too much fun. Only worry warts like moms and dads are concerned about those little details.
Now this was something I could really get into---even if only for a little while. My patience ran out when the husks just did not want to cooperate; However, the ride in the wagon carrying those husks a little later was a lot of fun. Somehow Mom seemed to really dig this corn husking thing. Go figure!
All this fuss about these big stupid creatures called cows! To me it seems that the only things they do are eat, sleep, eat some more and then stand in a row while the big people do something to them; and on top of all that they truly do stink!
Now this I can really get into. Some little kids may want to drive race cars, but I want to drive a skid loader just like Uncle Glenn. I must try these handles; one of them will surely make it go forward and maybe the other will even lift the scoop.
Now just what does Uncle Glenn do when he brings those buckets of calf food down here? I want to get it right and do it exactly as he did it. I do know he took two buckets so I have that part right.
Now this is the life---a real skid loader ride. Okay, so we are not going up in the air and spinning around the way Uncle Glenn does it when he is scooping food into the mixer, but it is still an awesome ride.
I have had better swings, but this makeshift one will do for now. It does provide me with a little bit of fun while I wait for things to liven up here on the farm.
Now this is definitely not my cup of tea. Attending a stupid produce auction is downright boring. I can't even understand what that guy is trying to say. He talks even faster than I do when I am trying to be difficult. Besides, what can I do except look at the horse and wagons here, and that gets old after a while.
Now this is more like it. We can get a little exercise here right in the dining room after a big meal, in which, by the way, everyone ate like hogs except the two of us. This is great fun climbing all over Uncle Glenn and having him tickle us.
Hm! I wonder if the kitty is safe to touch. Does she bite or scratch? Worse still, will she try to attack me if I get any nearer. I have to try. Like they say, "Curiosity killed the cat!"
Wow! This is a huge bottle, and this calf is pulling on it like crazy. I had better hold it back a little bit. I don't want my whole arm going into her mouth. Still she seems rather harmless and I do want to be a big helper.
Let's see if we can move some of this garden dirt around for them. I am sure they will be grateful for my assistance. I was even able to get a chain and use it just like Uncle Glenn.

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