Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My special sphere today . . .

Here she is in person! How fast they change. . . .

Oh, by the way, I saw a gas price today at $1.66 a gallon. Not bad! Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 1, 2008

A special "sphere"

I need help! I haven't been the best blogger and I have completely lost the instructions on how to participate in the monthly theme day. It seems like things have changed a bit since I last participated.

P.S. This is my daughter.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gas prices even lower

I know I'm obsessing over this, but I saw $1.79 today and it makes me so happy! I would like to see $1.67 by Christmas. Do you think I will?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Andrew Cook House - Wauconda, IL

Built in the early 1850's . . . now home of the Wauconda Historical Society.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Gas Prices Down Even Further . . .Is There an Election Soon??

This is great news for all of us poor Americans. . . .

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gas prices going down!


June 3rd gas was $4.19. It is even lower now -- under $3.00! Hooray!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

St. Peter Church, Volo, IL

St. Peter Church, Volo, IL from the back. To see the front go to:


. . . but it's not a pretty as the back!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wauconda Fire Department Open House

This was a few weekends ago -- the local firemen demonstrated sawing open a car, among other things. Great for the kids, they got to practice putting out "fires" with a hose, practicing making 911 calls, etc. Plus free pizza and hotdogs! And sitting in the firetrucks and ambulances!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fall Mums!

I love chrysanthemums. . . my daughter's flower since she was born in November.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fixing Power Lines

These men have been working on the set of power lines close to my house -- then I saw the helicopter yesterday a few miles away. They must be re-doing the entire line. The helicopter is bring the workers some new kind of insultation and dropping it down to them. Pretty interesting, not something you see every day! I wonder how electrified these men feel afterwards? The lines themselves buzz, pretty loudly.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Beautiful Sugar Maple

Fall is definitely here now!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tree and Fence in Fall - Nunda Township

Here's a tree I see every day. . . I think the dying crop behind it is soybeans, but I'm not sure . . .
This is the same tree in the winter (1/4/08)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tiger Lillies from Hubby

What a lucky girl I am!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bike Lane

This goes with my road sign series. Wish I knew how to make folders so they could all be together (hint, hint).

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

This was my father as a child. . . .

Haven't gotten out to take pictures in the neighborhood in awhile -- very busy times around here!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Art Fair Quilt

This was from the art fair in Frankfort, Michigan.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Beach Scavenger Hunt -- items found!!

My daughter found all of these things at the beach on Lake Huron, Michigan.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mexican Sunflower

I tried these seeds in my garden on a whim. . . next year they are definitely part of the plan!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Morning Glorious!

These Morning Glories are growing on the side of my house and by the garage. A lovely shade of blue!