Thursday, September 24, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 11

This bike is being held by guy wires to advertise a Ski and Bike shop located in Spooner, Wisconsin. Looks like a vintage bicycle to me. It has an unusual light up front. I think it is a man's bike it has bars and the color of the bike is blue. I can't help but notice how high the seat has been raised. A tall person must have rode this bike down rural roads. I wonder who owned this bike? How many miles did a person ride this bike? Was it a gift? So what do you think the story is behind bike?
Photograph taken at Riverbrook Bike and Ski, 102 East Maple Street, Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 in September 2009.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

9/23/09 Outdoor Wednesday #37

Abandoned buildings seem to catch my eye. This building is made of brick but the interesting thing are the round holes. One round hole is open while the other round hole has been filled with mortar. The view in the windows intrigued me since they are gone. Shards of glass are not found on the ground only weeds and more weeds. Was this a restaurant? Perhaps it was a bowling alley? If only these brick walls could talk.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pink Saturday - September 19, 2009

Howdy Folks! I am running a bit late on posting for Pink Saturday. This morning one of our guests treated us to a Buffet Breakfast at Lac Court Oreilles Casino. For travel directions and how to book a room at the LCO Casino here is the information: http://www.lcocasino.com/LCO/index.html.

From the LCO Casino we could make the choice of turning right and a right or turning right and drive straight. We went straight. It depends on how a person looks at it. Since we had an appointment in town it probably was a wrong decision but, since we had never seen anything like this before the moment was turned into a positive event. Highway 77 was blocked off for a while by the State Police to vehicular traffic for a bike event leaving from Hayward bound for Telemark. I guess there are over 3,000 bike riders participating in the event. That was so neat! We were not even late for our meeting.

Since we were in town we decided to do errands and more errands. When we arrived back home, we needed to put away the groceries and get food out of the freezer to prepare for dinner later.

Finally, I have some time to post these lovely Pink Geraniums. My husband purchased this plant at an Ace Hardware Store in Skokie, Illinois. We hauled this plant up north to our Cabin at the Lake. Actually the geraniums have bloomed several times and still are.

It is about 90 degrees up here right now. Talk about a climate change. I can remember when it would rain for two solid weeks up here and be damp and cold. To explain the cold, it was so cold that I felt the chill all the way to the bones. Now that feels cold! Ah, I can't complain about this hot weather because the sun feels good on this old body. Think I will go get an ice cream bar and then look at what other folks have posted for this glorious Pink Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you next week.

Pink Geraniums
Sprinkler on Tree Stump at Cabin on the Lake
©Joyce Meyer, September 2009.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thematic Photograph 67 - Urban

This is a collage of three Urban scenes of Chicago, Illinois taken in October 2008. Right now I am visiting a rural area. No Urban shots here.

Chicago, Illinois-Downtown State Street, ©Joyce Meyer, October, 2009.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 10


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dragon

Look. Look again. Yes, it is a dragon.



Dragon, image taken at Wickham Park, 1329 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT (Asian Garden). Seeking more information click here: http://www.wickhampark.com/

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

9/16/2009 - Outdoor Wednesday - #36

These photographs were taken at Gene's Old Furniture and Antiques located in Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin. Look at these old trucks and automobiles.


Remember the old wooden knobs on the steering wheels, the stick shifts, and running boards? I admit that I do.
Ah, those were the good old days.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Thematic Photograph - 66 - Shiny

Shiny Party Fan
Photograph ©Joyce Meyer , 2009.
All Rights Reserved.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pink Saturday - September 12, 2009

Howdy folks! Aren't you excited it is Pink Saturday. Pink Saturday seems to roll around faster and faster as the days go by. I can remember being in second grade thinking how big the fifth graders looked and how much older they were than I while playing baseball. How could we win? Life is all about perspective.



Two Flamingoes near Radisson, Wisconsin. Notice the broken wings. After I saw these I had a smile on my face the rest of the day. It is amazing how simple things can bring us pleasure.

Pink Zinnia taken at Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin, 2009. This happy face washed away all the complaints I was feeling like being hot, hotter and hottest. Instead, I keep walking and enjoyed looking at old motors, antique lures and mounted fish. I asked my husband, John, which motor did your dad own? John showed me three motors. The mounted fish had girths on them that can not be compared to the fish we catch today
..... unless they are in our dreams.

I think I will go check out what other folks have posted that are Pink at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 9

Abandoned barn, sky and fence with grasses waving in the breeze located in northern Wisconsin.


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

9/09/2009 - Outdoor Wednesday #35

I was driving down a rural gravel road near Stone Lake and noticed these weeds. I stopped the car, got my digital camera out of a camera case and as I stepped out to get the shot, Yellow Finches were scattering everywhere. It was a shame that I didn't notice them before. I could have taken the shots by rolling down the car window. Live and learn.

Sunflowers are worth a photographic study at least once a year if not more. This photo was a color image which I changed to a black and white photograph. I love how their faces always turn toward the sun. Sunflowers always look so happy.

Leather boot planter taken at Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pink Saturday - September 5, 2009

The first time I was in Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin, it was very dark and my husband, John and I were lost. The second time I went alone in daylight and couldn't find Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin. The third time John and I found it! I contacted Gene's Furniture and the owner explained how to arrive there from our cabin in the woods. Just in case, we took along the GPS, which we didn't need to use. Why was this destination a must see you may be asking? The reason is when we were totally lost, I saw a Pink car hooked to an old tow truck plus a line of other collectible trucks. As time goes by, I will probably post a truck here and then a truck there and other neat things Gene collects and sells.


Ladies and Gentlement may I present Weyerhaeuser Fire Department. Notice the Pink sign, the Pink garage door and the other Pink doorways and window frames.








I think I will go check out what other folks have posted that are Pink at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.
Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.



Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Season 4 Episode 8

Storm, Windigo Lake, Wisconsin.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Recipe - Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans diced)
1 teaspoon soda
2 packages semisweet chocolate pieces (18 ounces)


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix shortening, butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla thoroughly. Stir in remaining ingredients. (For a softer, rounder cookie, add ½ cup flour.)

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.

Makes about 7 dozen cookies.

Variation:
Substitute 2 cups salted peanuts for the chocolate pieces and nuts. Before baking, flatten each cookie with bottom of glass that as been greased and dipped in sugar.

©Good Housekeeping Cookbook - Thank you Marie Gursky for sharing this recipe with me.

9/02/2009 Outdoor Wednesday-#34

Abandoned building #1, August 2009.

Abandoned building #2, close-up of window, August 2009.

Abandoned building #3, close-up of weed and wood, August, 2009.
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