CANDID PHOTOS OF WHAT I SUSPECT IS A FATHER & SON ‘FISHING LESSON’ THIS MORNING AT LAKE WAWANOSH
I like wandering up through Mennonite country Sunday mornings. Lots of buggy tracks on the gravel roads with folks headed off to gathering points for their Sunday morning services. No churches in the area so I figure they all congregate at a designated neighbors farm somewhere. Despite many tracks I only saw one horse & buggy on the road.
SAME BUGGY, DIFFERENT LENSES…300mm TELEPHOTO & 18mm CROPPED
I managed to add another 48 barns to my growing 'old barns' photo file & I noticed something different with the Mennonite barns. Many of them have horses near the barn where other barns it is unusual to see animals except maybe for cows. And always big healthy looking horses in the nearby fields. Mennonite farms always look very well kept, neat, & clean. Houses are always white with green trim. Barns vary in color but red seems to be most popular.
Pheebs & I made half a dozen stops along the way but with each stop we were swarmed by mosquitos. Seems to be a particularly bad summer for mosquitos & todays growing humidity brought the miserable things out in droves.
A FIELD OF CANOLA
Feeling better today & I think my many trips up & down our tall step ladder while washing the Motorhome may have contributed to my elevated leg discomfort Saturday afternoon. Thinking back I shouldn’t have even bothered mentioning it. That’s what can happen to a daily Blogger when trying to think up things to write about at the end of a slow day.
PHEEBS RESTS IN THE SHADE OF AN EMPTY HAY WAGON…NOTICE THE STEEL WHEELS
Noticed this morning how in the area I was traveling through it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep wind turbines out of photos. This was brought to my attention again this morning while trying to photograph barns. I take the majority of my barn photos from the drivers seat so I am limited as to my angles & quite often in the background are wind turbines sticking up over top the barns. Sometimes with a slight overcast haze in the air like this morning I don’t even see them until I get home & open up the photos in my Picasa photo editing program. Power lines & towers used to be & still are one of the biggest bugaboos for landscape photographers but with the way wind turbines are mushrooming out of the ground in our area they are quickly becoming the biggest bugaboo of all.
HADN’T EVEN NOTICED THE 3 WIND TURBINES AT TOP RIGHT WHEN I TOOK THIS PHOTO & I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS PIECE OF MACHINERY DOES
I THINK THIS IS A HAY RAKE
We just might head out & have us look at a well known local cheese making operation in the morning then drive ourselves on over to a historic Lake Huron lighthouse. And when I say 'we' I mean Kelly's coming this time. Much more interesting for her than just driving up & down dusty country roads with Pheebs & I when we head out on our weekly photo oriented Jeep drives.
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GROANER’S CORNER:(( One month into Marine Corps training in San Diego, we were preparing for a ten-mile march in 100-degree weather when a jeep drove up with a large radio in the back. "Who knows anything about radios?" our drill instructor asked.
Several hands went up, and anticipating a ride in the jeep, recruits began listing their credentials. Everything from a degree in communications to a part-time job in a repair shop was declared. The DI listened to all the contenders, then pointed to the most qualified. "You," he barked. "Carry the radio."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.