Thursday, September 29, 2011


Saw this in a coffee shop - obviously into recycling - same place whee the trombone was on the wall..

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Lot of Work

Speaking of a lot of work... my cousin who cut the wood above also planted 1,004 berry bushes...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Old Adding Machine

They certainly have made improvements over this adding machine...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Yellow Knobs?

I always thought Knobs were circular in nature?  Guess not?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Trombone Vase

Now here's a use for a Trombone I would have never thought of...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bag Piper

We went to an Irish wedding today and the music included Bag Pipes

Friday, September 23, 2011

25 Cent Electricity

We're visiting with my cousin in Webster City and stopped by a railroad depot and we saw this "pay as you go" electric meter.  As the sign says, "No money - no electricity." 

Perhaps a concept which could be brought back...?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Gravitator

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 The Gravitator at National Dairy Cattle Congress, Waterloo, IA

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Late or Early?

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Went to Cattle Congress in Waterloo and watched the remembrance of  MIA/POW.  Part of the observance was the firing of a volley.  One guy was either early or the others were late?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cool Camera

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Presidentail Candidate Rick Perry gave a presentation at the League of Iowa Credit UnionConvention in Des Moines.  I was much more interested in all of the cameras the National Media guys were tote'n.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


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A local American Legion rendered honors at the opening session of the Iowa Credit Union League Convention

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Iowa Credit Union League Kick Off

Green River

A Green River from the Princess Cafe in Iowa Falls, Iowa...a favorite of mine through the years, and years, and years...ok enough already with the years...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Moon Over Tree

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Ok - I admit I missed a couple of days and am now posting for Monday on Wednesday.  My youngest daughter will say that is cheating.  Not really I've been shooting - not posting.

The moon was barely visible above the tree when I came to work on Monday morning.  Hope you can see it...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Perfect End to a Day

A perfect day spent with family ends with a perfect rainbow

Renaissance Couple

Helen and I sing in an a'capella group and we sing in period costumes.  Last year we performed in borrowed costumes, but we wanted to have our own so we "went a shopping" and found success.

Tooth Fairy

We went to the Renaissance Festival  while we were visiting in Minneapolis.  Apparently the depressed economic times have hit the tooth fairy as she was seen working a gig at the Renaissance Festival.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Panoramic from the top of the Mills City Museum

We went to the Mills City Museum in Minneapolis, MN - the site of an old General Mills Flour Factory.  I shot severl photos and stitched them together to make this panoramic view.  This was taken from the balcony on the 9th floor - a bit of vertigo - but gorgeous view...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Samuel and A Hot Dog

There's a certain granddaughter right now who's very grateful right because I didn't post a picture of her with a noodle in her mouth.