Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday At Chapel....

 This is the chapel at the Sister's of St. Joseph Academy.  The grounds that are being sold , along with the buildings.
  This dove seemed at peace sitting on the statue of  Mary.
 This house is on the grounds, and people could stay there when visiting the academy or during functions there.
 This little grotto with a statue of Jesus with a lamb. Behind is a peaceful labyrinth.
 Another of the many statues on the grounds.
This is the Catholic church in town . The house next door is the home of the priest. Right across the street from the church is the grade school. It seems our Catholic members are not as plentiful as years before. I have no idea why. We still have the same families that were catholic when I was a kid, in our area. I am not catholic, but I pray that all these wonderful buildings and grounds come to good use  when sold.
   Today is a beautiful sunny day....I am loving it. It is not to be very warm, maybe 57 degrees. Hope your day is  full of love of family. XO

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Who Knew????

  I think owls are making a come back. I started noticing more last year. Even in jewelry.
 Many years ago, my daughter Kathy, had an owl collection. She liked them very much.
 You all know where I took these owl pictures, Horton's Fall Market. I actually like this wire cloche over this big owl. I have made some wire cloches out of chicken wire myself.
 Yes, I bought this little fellow from the Horton's Market. I have had him all over the house it seems. I would like to own a couple more. :):)
   I am still going through a peril trying to load and unload...then find my photos. I took many yesterday at the park. Came home and loaded them to my picture files. Three times, I tried this. All three times were a failure. I have no idea where they loaded , or if they did at all. Come on windows NINE....anything has to be better than this. I refuse to call those techs that overhauled this new computer....refuse . So I may have to save up and call the geeks from Best Buys. In the mean time, I go through the files I can access.
   It is cloudy and getting colder here. Yesterday was really a nice day. I would love a couple weeks of just beautiful pleasant weather, sunny skies, and warm temperatures.   Wishing all of you a great day.XO

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mid October.....

 Here's some scary little things to decorate your lawn.  I wish I had bought one of this cute witches.
 The first photo , the things are made of wood, these are made of metal. These would last longer.
  I usually just use real things, such as this small pumpkin and mums. I have yet to get my scarecrows  out. I am behind on so many things this fall.
These trees are at the academy grounds.  That is where the nursing home for the nuns and other Catholics used to be. My sister Jeanie worked there. They have closed the nursing home and transferred all the patients. Now the grounds and buildings are up for sale. It seems sad to me. I hope and pray something very good will be established there,  once it's sold. It would be a shame to destroy all the beautiful trees and the chapel.
 Can you believe October is half over ? I am wondering, did we have a September? Hope all of you are enjoying some great fall weather and foliage. XO

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


 I put a bit of fall d├ęcor on this side table. It's in the dining room, I have 3 star cut-out lids in the window sill. I thought I should have candy corn in the jar..but that would be too tempting. So I just threw in a floral sprig.
 This is a picture from our park. I love maple trees. You get so many colors on one tree.
  Ted and I will get our flu shots tomorrow morning , early. They were very busy at the CVS drugstore when we went. After we get our shots. Ted will have a blood work  to prepare  for his yearly check up coming soon.
   I will deal with a bill from the dye scan I got two months ago. The hospital charged my insurance for the dye scan , plus the part that I owed was sent to me. I called and informed them that the dye went into my arm...not my they adjusted the bill..I save 330 dollars, my part. Yes, they had billed it as a dye scan..but that is not what I got, no way , no how. Pays to do your own follow up.
  Hope your day is fun. XO

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Flu Shots ???

 This is how it looks around here lately. Gray skies, rain, and chilly. But yesterday it was near 70 and humid. Then there were storm warning in the evening.
 Here is a happy sight. Tiny little crabapples. This is on our flowering crabapple. They are only big enough for birds to eat. I do see birds eating them in winter and early spring. I am already missing some of the wonderful birds we have around here.
 Today we may get our flu shots, if the drug store has the shots on hand. We have taken them for years and never had any side effects. With every scary nasty thing going around , this is one thing that can help if you should get the flu.  I should knock on wood...Ted and I have been very blessed not to have had colds or flu for years.
   Hope you have a great day. XO

Sunday, October 12, 2014


 Going through some of my files. So I thought I would post some of my sunsets photos. I love sunsets and sunrises.
 The winter sun sets in the wsw , it seems.
 As the sun hits the horizon it will cast colors on the clouds and I love that.
  Late evening , the sun is down but still showing off.
This is a summer sunset for me. I have to take it through trees. We had sunshine yesterday. It was still brisk out. Today the sun is shining again. I am loving it. Tomorrow the rains are coming in.
 The farmers have been busy in their fields , trying to get the crops in before too much rain. My neighbor man and his uncle have been combining  corn and hauling it to the elevators. We have Cargill's, the Co-op, and Pioneer. They take care of the harvest here.
  Wishing all of you a good Sunday. XO

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Brr, It's Chilly...

 This is one of the center pieces I had last year. I still have all these pieces, just rearranged them this year. It's been cold and gloomy in our area.
Sort of like the sun wants me to know it's still there. LOL. Today it is shining. I am so happy to see it after these past 4 days, or more.  I will get my camera out today for some photos.  Even though I am still doing about a half dozen steps to load, find and post those photos.  I am still very unhappy with this computer set up. I am sick of even thinking of it too. So I do the many steps to get what I want from it and get dropped off line at times...what aggravation.
   Many festivals going on in our state right now. The Covered Bridge Festival of Parke County is happening this weekend. Lots of beautifully restored bridges.  I am not attending, as the dr. told me to not over do my foot that I mildly sprained on my trip to Utah, last month. I do miss going to some of these festivals. I truly miss the old days with my daughters when we went to Brown County State Park. Those were some fun times.
  Hope all of you are having a fun autumn weekend . Going to ball games, festivals, flea markets, or just out to eat with family. It will be a memory one day.  XO