The photo challenge for this week is weathered. The wood shows years of being weathered from being outside.  This door was used in our corn crib to  remove ears of corn to feed the cattle.     The walkway also shows wear and tear but the flowers growing over it indicates a new purpose for … Continue reading Weathered



Weekly Photo Challenge is growth. Last spring I purchased a potato vine for one of my outdoor planters.  I love potato vines!  They come in different shapes and colors but my favorite is the lime green and black vines.  They are perfect for the overflowing look but can still add just a touch of color. … Continue reading Growth

Yep it’s risky!

Risky I took some photos of my husband hang gliding and as I look at them I see risky written all over them!  I have written before about his flying but I realize now how risky it is for me to take the pictures! To get good shots I'd have to lay on the ground and … Continue reading Yep it’s risky!


Loyal The loyality of an animal is pure and intentional.  Jax is half Labrador and half Weimaraner and my husband took him in when he was about a year old.  Of course, Weimaraners are high strung so it takes a special person to have patients as he went through his puppy phase.  When he got him … Continue reading Jax

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family corners

Corner I like this corner of my machine shed because in the middle you can see a slight tear...grandpa hit it with the combine! My great grandpa built this and the corners are simple.  This was back when a 2x4 was real dimensions. Corner of the work bench my father made when he was 18.

Magnetic to bugs!

Magnetic My poor trees seem to be magnetic towards pests.  My beloved elm is has the Emerald Ash Bore which bores into the veins of a tree and slowly interrupt the flow of nutrients to the tree.  My youngest daughter lived in this tree growing up and I'm sad to see it go. The apple … Continue reading Magnetic to bugs!

I’ll leave the weeds….

Solitary I was watering my flowers and decided to pull a few weeds out of my flower basket. As I watered I saw movement out of the corner of my eye.... A solitary frog had made his home in the dead weeds in my basket!  He hopped out when I pulled a weed and he was a … Continue reading I’ll leave the weeds….