Monday, August 29, 2011

The Greenbelt in Hardin County Iowa

The Iowa DOT went to great pains to build this bridge without disturbing the eco-system.  The bridge also blends into the scenic beauty of the area.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mr. Mantis

I couldn't get him to smile, but at least he didn't blink...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Needles

Helen has at least 1,000 kinitting needles - I 'm not finding fault - but there does seem to be knitting needles everwhere.  Of course I have no room to talk 'cause I have camera stuff and pens everywhere - come to think of it I'm probably ahead in the "stuff" category.

The clown kinda creaps we out...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Moses

OK - this looks a little like Moses from behind - pointing towards the Heavens with the 10 Commandments in his right hand...


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Funny Looking Forest

Funny Looking Forest

We were at Hobby Lobby today - they've got Christmas trees up already.  OK - I can understand hobby stuff to make stuff for Christmas - but trees?  And what are these funny colored trees about?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Model

We had models art our last photo club meeting...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pain in the...

Owe!!
 I had twisted my knee about a month ago and I thought it would just "get better".  Well - it didn't so I was lectured by my daughters and ratted out by my spouse (to the doctor) who made me confess to all my ailments when I went in to his office this morning.

He started with the knee - moving it and twisting it, and asking "Does this hurt?"  I don't think he saw my expression because he would have known - YES IT HURTS!!!

He talked me into a shot of cortisone.  He stuck me once - And, I thought that wasn't bad hardly felt it - then he started filling another syringe - I asked him, "Two?"  He told me the first one was just to numb up my knee - I asked my daughter who is a nurse about the numbing it before the shot and she just said, "Dad, you don't want to know." 

Another One?
The entire episode was a victory for me because if it's a needle and you call it a shot I pass out.  I thought perhaps if I kept my mind busy I could keep from fainting - so I took photos and checked my Facebook Account - must have worked 'cause I didn't pass out - a little dizzy now so I'll end this post....
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Granddaughters

Granddaughters are good to have around - they wait on me, make me laugh, and even wash my car.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Baby Pine Cones

I think there is a spider hiding in the shadows - tried to encourage him (or her) to come out, but evidently they were shy..

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cimbalom

Hungarian Concert Cimbalom
The Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival continued today with a performance by guest percussionist Matthew Coley performing on the unique Hungarian concert cimbalom.