Monday, June 30, 2008

A bird helping out

Photo taken at the golf course where this bird was finding good stuff at #4 green.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A 'little bit of last night' photo

Stoll's water fountain and sunset just after nine last night.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

diane varner's photo of a bird and a boat - stunningly beautiful

Go here to take a peek.

Young lady photo: Josey watching her step

Taken as Josey was coming up from the lakeside. She and her dad were out enjoying the afternoon sun and wind.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Another end of day going home photo

Photo taken as I was leaving the golf course last night. Some late boaters enjoying the evening.

Diane's birthday

A little more color from Diane's garden this morning. She's out on the west coast with her sister, Victoria, who celebrates her birthday on the 30th. Imagine they will find something appropriate to do to mark the passing of yet another year.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Colors from the perimeter

Photos taken as I walked the perimeter of the golf course last night. Lots of green with a touch of orange and a fair amount of white.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A field at the corner of 231 and 350

And when I pass it every day it reminds me of this. And that is one of my favorite paintings from a very long time ago.

Three birds on a rooftop

Photo taken on my visit to the square in downtown Loogootee. Three birds and something with ears, or that's what it looks like.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A couple of flowers for Diane

A rose in the midday sun.

And a volunteer Cosmos. Diane is winging her way to California today for a week with her sister. Lovely part of the world out there on the California coast just south of San Francisco.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tigers and Furry Moths and Buffalo Gnats or Biting Midges...

Tigers in the grass (lurking?).

Furry moth visited us at the clubhouse yesterday. Eric said it looked very ferocious when it stood up and extended itself. Hope it likes those nasty gnats - Tracy Rayhill said they are Buffalo gnats from Canada. What in the world are they doing down here? Here's an article which will give you lots of information but not much hope. The author claims that water temperature is decisive - over 66 degrees and the larvae all die. So our cool and wet Spring may be what has brought the little beasties our way. He also claims that there really isn't an effective spray against them. Well, we have a lot of golfers trying a whole lot of different things to disprove that. Vanilla extract has helped me. Diane just got home from her Community League round with Shirley Jeffers - they both did terrible because of what the Bedford paper (Diane reports) are calling 'biting midges'. She says whatever they are, they are still doing bad things. Morris Cornelius brought them some Avon Skin So Soft which worked...

Update: I think covering up is the best idea (or not going out but that's no fun...). So, have you thought of wearing a burka yet? I'm sure there is one that will fit your sense of flair and style.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

An excellent movie: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Watched it this morning with Diane and was very moved. Don't miss it. It's one of a kind. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Think I'll read the book now even though it's an autobiography.

More Stella d'Oro and a busy bee

From Diane's garden...

Girls having fun photo

Out on Boggs lake yesterday afternoon, a couple of girls scooting across the water.

And the guy following them...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The eyes have it

A 'don't-you-take-my-picture-now' young lady but you sure can tell she's smiling through it all. Note the other young lady who also has covered her face. And how about the other two women whose faces are hidden, one by a hand and the other by the turned corner of the magazine?

Friday, June 20, 2008

A lily for a June night

Just outside the front door, the photo was taken just before night fall this evening. A June lily for Diane just before she heads west to spend some time with her sister.

More from McDonalds: Ways to get around and about

Motorized tricycle with man heading in. Wouldn't mind having one of those myself, the tricycle.

Convertible with girls who are heading out. Does not look like they bought a cone or two but can't tell for sure.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

More of the View from McDonald's

How much is that doggie in the window...

Big and black sideways cylinder moving through the center of Loogootee.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

From inside a McDonalds

The local McDonald's was Ian's choice for some lunch earlier today. Lots of traffic at the intersection here in small town, america. Stopped except for a walker and a biker.

Lamp at sunset

Sunset lamp. I imagine there are a whole host of ghosts in the gazebo down by the lake talking about the events of the day.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sunday afternoon traffic on Highway 231

I'ld just arrived at the golf course when I heard the clip clop of an Amish horse and buggy. Got a picture of it heading north on 231. Lots of other traffic as well.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Passing Half Moon Road

Amish couple and child passing the newly signed Half Moon Road early yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Storms at sunset photos

The last two golfers finishing up with about five minutes to spare. Storm on the way. Sunset, too.

From the parking lot as I was leaving for the evening. Rains came five minutes later.

Shore Party

Our resident geese having a shore party late yesterday afternoon. They weren't too sure about me as I circled around them. A few headed for the water but for the most part they continued their reveling.

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there and the wives and children who keep them on their toes.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

While some golfed, others fished

Photo taken from #5 tee box while waiting to tee off during the Summerfest Scramble. I think those two decided to fish in that particular place to distract some of the golfers from the task at hand. Wouldn't be surprised to learn that they were hired by some nefarious team on the golf course. Nice distraction. Hope they were having as much fun as we were.

The Orange of a Tiger Lilly

I love the orange of the Tiger Lilly this time of year. Diane has some blooming in her garden right now - she let me know first thing when I got home last night.

Friday, June 13, 2008

A future golfer out to say hello

Carson Trambaugh saying hello. Amy stopped in a couple of weeks ago to pick up Bryant and I brought my camera out to take some pictures of the youngster. But he wasn't in the back seat that day. So, yesterday, he made an appearance and this time the camera caught Carson just being himself, being waited on by his parents, taking it all in, and being forever patient with the adults in the area...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Erin is all smiles

She was selected as the First Runner Up in the Summerfest beauty contest for her age group. Her grampa took her out to the golf course to celebrate her newest accomplishment. All smiles.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Boat racing across the lake. Caught it as I was walking back to the clubhouse after taking pictures of the Tuesday Men.

Leaving the golf course and heading home, I am often startled by the beauty of the lake as seen through the trees lining Stoll's parking lot.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

St. Mary's Road Walk June 10th

I think maybe somebody rang the dinner bell.

Neighbor girl with cat spending time in the sun.

Freshly whitewashed fence row with soil tumbler standing idle.

Photos taken on my walk late this morning.

Diane's Stella d'Oro Daylily and a fellow creature

A Stella d'Oro daylily from Diane's garden greeting the day.

A 'Shadow of a Forgotten Ancestor' stops by for a taste of morning rain. (Here's a very good book about forgotten ancestors, by Sagan and Druyan)

Rainy afternoon

From inside the clubhouse and after the course emptied with the stormy weather late Monday afternoon. Lots of thunder and lightning and rain in the area. Lots more north of us, an area already drenched from the ten inches it got a few days ago.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Ian in the whitewater of the Boggs Lake spillway

Ian fished for golf balls, kinda, on a hot June day at the golf course. Opa was just above with a camera, keeping a close eye on the antics of the youngster. He, Ian, slipped nary a once.

Monday Flora

The showy white flower of the clematis is evolving into an orb with multiple tentacles.

I love these wild flowers that are all over the place this time of the year. Part of the daisy family. Here they commingle with mint and other green things.