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


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


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


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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pain in the...

 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....

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011


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


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.