Day 181

IDA, OUR FRIEND ENJOYING OUR photo book.  She had invited us over for supper along with her mother, and Carol, another friend.  It was a fun evening of getting caught up on recent events in our lives, reminiscing about the good times we had together in years past, and of course a good cup of coffee.

Day 180

BEAUTIFUL AMISH COUNTRY HOME near Mt. Hope, Ohio, U.S.A.  We take a 1 hr. early morning walk every day giving many opportunities to get photos of this beautiful countryside.  I haven’t seen any rice fields yet! 🙂

We had a nice meal and evening with Austin’s in Canton last evening.  The grandsons were so glad to see us.

Day 179

BIRDS OF OHIO, U.S.A.  These are some of the birds I see on our morning walks through the back roads of Holmes, Co.  Birdwatchers please send me any corrections needed to the identification of these birds! Thanks



SPARROW? – Which variety?


GOLDFINCH – Iowa State Bird

Day 178

ALICE AND DUSTIN TAKING AN EARLY morning jaunt through Amish country near Mt. Hope, Ohio, U.S.A

Day 177


Not a good day for the U.S. soccer team as they lost in overtime to Ghana.  Maybe in 2014?

Day 176

NICE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT behind the house where we are staying in Ohio, U.S.A.

Day 175

MOM AND I REUNITED AFTER three years. She arrived on the bus at Noon today!