Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pink Saturday - August 29, 2009

Could this be a Pink Flamingo in the northern part of Wisconsin? Yeppers. It is! Notice the wings have been clipped. Otherwise, they would be in Florida where it is sunny and warm not grey, windy and chilly.
I think I will go heat up some hot chocolate, fry up some eggs over easy and then go check out what folks have posted at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thematic Photographic 64 - Big

If you would like to participate and post a photograph with the theme of Big on blogspot click here: http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2009/08/thematic-photographic-64-big.html. Thank you Carmi for being the host.

Two man saw and clouds, Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin-August 2009.

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 7


Black and white photograph, Chairs and Clouds, Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin-August 2009.


Chairs and clouds, August 2009, Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

8/26 Outdoor Wednesday #33



Here is a signaling system.

My husband and I found this abandoned railroad track in Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin.


Here is steel track abandoned.


This is an abandoned train depot.
All the above images were taken at Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin-August, 2009.
Click here to see photographs featured on other sites with an Outdoor Wednesday theme at: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for being our hostess.



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pink Saturday - August 22, 2009

My husband and I went to check out a lake nearby and discovered the low water level would make it impossible to access the lake without using tall boots or hip wadders. We determined that it would be just too gross for us to walk in all that mud. This outing turned into a photo shoot instead of a fishing excursion. I couldn't pass up this shot of a Pink flower hugging a boulder.

Happy Pink Saturday! If you want to participate post a Pink theme at: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #58

At the Fishing Hall of Fame-Hayward, Wisconsin, we climbed a steep stairway and then we were standing in the mouth of a muskie. Here is what it looked like from inside.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

8/19 - Outdoor Wednesday - #32


Our forest animals are popping up everywhere. We have black and grey squirrels running around daily but this is the first time we saw a white squirrel ever. John, my husband, named him/her Whiteeeeee. Notice its pink ears and eyes. John ran here and chased the white squirrel there until finally it posed in this tree. Whiteeeee must have known John was not going to give up.



Another time we were driving down a beautiful rural road when all of a sudden we saw Boo-Boo looking for a picnic basket. Boo-Boo decided not to cross the road. Instead Boo-Boo high tailed it into the green, green woods without a picnic basket. Poor Boo-Boo.





Last but not least, we saw this Blue Heron standing in a bay fishing. Why are they called Blue Heron's when they really are grey?
Our forest buddies are waving bye-bye for now.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pink Saturday-August 15, 2009


Think I'll nibble on some Cherry Cookies and then prop my feet up while checking out other sites that has a Pink theme at: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.
Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.



I discovered this lovely Pink Zinnia planted in the gardens at the Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin. The black background was eye catching because it was smooth and rough textured. Shot was taken mid-afternoon during the heat of the day. Notice the small green leaf on the stem.
Cherry Cookies Recipe #17615
I found this recipe in my Great Grandmother's Recipe Box, per a recipe request.
by DiB's
25/min/10 min prep
3 dozen cookies (or so)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 (1 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped rough
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 and grease well cookie sheets
2. Combine butter, sugar, vanilla, salt and flour.
3. Will be stiff.
4. Stir in chopped cherries.
5. Form into balls and place on sheets 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for 15 minutes. DO NOT LET BROWN.
©2009 Recipezaar.com. All Rights Reserved.
Type 17615 in the Search box at the top of Recipezaar, to get back to this recipe easily.
Read other comments. These are some suggestions I noted on my copy of this recipe:
Use 1 drop of red food color.
Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of Almond Extract.
Frost with cherry juice and powdered sugar or you could use melted chocolate instead.
How about pressing a Dove chocolate in the middle or a Hershey Cordial Kiss.
Use your imagination and be the creative cook that you are.
Thanks for visiting!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #57

These cloud formations stopped me in my tracks. After pulling the car over to the side of a country road in Northern Wisconsin, I thought mmmmm do I have my camera. Yeppers it was with me. Yahoo! Here is my contribution to Sky Watch Friday.


Click here to view photographs of skies from all over the world: http://skyley.blogspot.com/. Skywatch Friday is hosted by Klaus with the help of Sandy, Ivar, Wren and Fishing Guy. If you would like to participate, skywatch begins each Thursday evening at 7:30 P.M., GMT.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thematic Photograph #62 - Abandoned

Recently, I was walking in a pasture and discovered this abandoned old brake rotor. It was tossed aside because it got thin, over heated and/or warped. Pine needles have gathered on this rotor; but notice new life is hugging its shade and gathering enough water and sun to grow. I hope this plant survives the long, cold winter ahead.


Brake Rotor

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

8/12 Outdoor Wednesday #31


Howdy! So glad you dropped by to visit.

This log pile was cut and stacked by our younger son named Norm. We have a grand total of six piles of lumber cut to be used as firewood. Norm and my husband John, and a relative named Bob, helped a friend clear his yard of fallen trees. Then firewood was brought over to our cabin using a 1986 Ford FT150 XLT blue truck. Luckily, no springs on the truck were broken.



This fire pit was originally made by cub scouts using bricks. Notice that most of the brick has been broken from the hot heat. When bricks fall onto the ground we just build it back using the old bricks. Some day, we will need to redo this fire pit. Right now, this fire pit is good enough.



Smoke went this way.



Smoke went that way.




Here is a photograph of a Pink cross hanging on a bent tree near the fire pit. This tree in the past was used as a rocking horse by a visiting toddler named Thomas. This August, Thomas celebrated his eleventh birthday. Time does fly when one is having fun!


This unidentified plant sits in a pail on top of a tree trunk. It has been rained on. But for days on end, it put up with smoke, heat and fire burning in the fire pit.


This is a close-up of the same flower. It seems to like the location.

We had sixteen guests staying at our cabin last week. Yes, I said sixteen. We only have three bedrooms and one bathroom. Yes, I said one bathroom. These people are used to camping out, hunting and fishing. So they brought along the queen size blow up mattresses and four tents which they set-up outside. They experienced chilly nights and had the fire going night and day for warmth and to keep bears, fox, coyote and other wild animals out of their tents. A neighbor came by and called the fire "the eternal olympic torch."
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Quote by BLACK ELK, OGLALA SIOUX

Everything the Power of the World
does is done in a circle. The sky is
round and I have heard that the earth
is round like a ball and so are all the stars.
The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests in circles,
for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down
again in a circle. The moon does the
same and both are round. Even the
seasons form a great circle in their
changing and always come back again
to where they were. The life of a man
is a circle from childhood to childhood.
And so it is in everything where power moves.
...BLACK ELK, OGLALA SIOUX
(1863-1950)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pink Saturday August 8, 2009

This unidentified flower photograph was taken outside of Blue Hills Inn Supper Club, Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin.


Think I'll pour a glass of Arizona Sweet Tea into a glass with ice cubes and then settle in and check out other sites that has a Pink theme at: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.
Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #56



Sunset, Lac Court Oreilles, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.



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Thematic Photographic #61 - Lines

"Silence is also speech."
...African proverb.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

8/05 Outdoor Wednesday #30



Each leaf seems to have its own pattern or its own color scheme.


For example: yellow, brown or dark green.



This Outdoor Wednesday I am looking at each leaf and come away in awe.



Beauty is seen even in the small things if we just look.



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