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Colors of Spring

Flowers in our Flower Beds

Beautiful Country Home

My Cousin’s Son’s Property

Painter

During this slow time in my taxi work, and doing rep work for a mattress company, I have done quite a bit of painting. Basically re-doing some rooms in our home, and also found time to paint three of my latest carvings.

Two Surprising Delights

I stood in amazement in our Kitchen last evening, and gazed to the West! Wow, I saw the sunset. I think it may be the first time, I saw a sunset from within our house. There are houses west of us, and a good part of the town. Somehow with the change of seasons, the sunset was lined up, so I could see it from the kitchen, looking through the dining room window. Included in the photo would be the iconic town clock of the town square, and a rickshaw, an iconic figure of Bangladesh, where we spent 8.5 years of our lives. I suspect that last sentence, was a “run-on sentence!”

The second delight was to see two Carolina Wrens at our window feeder at the same time. This photo was taken on our clothes line pole, at some other time.

This is a view of our window feeder, with a house finch peeking around the side, to get a better view of the photographer!

Dusty Lane

Serene country farm in Ohio. This sect of Amish think gravel, would be a luxury, not to be indulged in. Or for sure, concrete or blacktop for their driveway. Of course not much could hinder the passage of a carriage (buggy)

I used the Sleeklens Starter 5 – Vintage-Dreamy Feeling preset in Lightroom for post-processing.

A Nice Farmstead
Amish Farmstead

Good Morning

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Holmes  County, Ohio Sunrise

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1966: The setting is in Harrisonburg, Va., situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Alice and I arrived at the same Professor’s home to get acquainted with other new college students the day before our Freshman classes began. After a nice afternoon, some games, and pizza, we ended up walking back to our respective dorms together. We decided to meet after the Sunday evening vespers and play ping ping. The Student Center wasn’t open yet, so we sat on the steps and chatted. That was the beginning, and the rest is history!

2018: Now after 49 plus years of marriage, the setting is Millersburg, Ohio.  We woke, checked our devices, had devotions, and at sunrise headed for the local trail for an hour walk, plus some other exercises. Returned home, changed clothes, and stopped for the Bargain Hunter paper, and on to the Post Office to send off our application for our Passport renewals.  Then we went to see my 95-yr-old Mother, and being hungry we headed for Nana’s Kitchen near Holmesville, and had a nice brunch. Then it was on to Buzzard’s Family Shoes in Loudonville for some insoles for my shoes.  Returning home it was nap time for me, followed by a fun time having Alice read me all the texts from Alice’s grade schoolmates, as they reminisced their early school days at Sparta School in Spartansburg, Pa.! I decided to fill the hummingbird feeder, and also the dining room window bird feeder. Soon it was supper time, followed by preparing this blog post.

This is a memorable day indeed

The setting for the photo was in the Valley of the Five Lakes, in Jasper National Park in Alberta!  July 2017