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Friday, November 28, 2014

There's a Place Called Kokomo

 
And it's in the middle of Indiana. City of an auto accident I was once in. City today of Thanksgiving dinner.

Kokomo mural

They had a bunch of small murals of the local area. The train station was one of them. We ate at the Windmill Restaurant. If you're also ever in Kokomo, I recommend it. The food was delicious and it didn't cost an arm and a leg.

eating at the restaurant

Loretta got caught in a huge detour around Louisville, so we warmed a booth and had hot drinks for over an hour waiting for her, and they were nice to us anyway. Then we ordered awesome dinners. I had pork chops, Loretta had steak and shrimp and Omer just had steak without the icky little crustaceans.

Kokomo mural

Now this is a realistic Indiana mural. Flat and corn.

We also saw some genuine Indiana history. This round barn is now part of the Fulton County Museum. That would be a fun place to go back to for a visit. Looked like they had quite a few interesting things to look at.

round barn

Home safe and sound (oh yes, with new windshield wipers for the day's excitement), and now I'm getting ready to go to work for the night.


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Winner and the Neverhood!

 
I spent a good part of the day playing a favorite computer game, The Neverhood. It's old now. In fact, it would barely play on Windows 7, so I'm glad I went through it one more time just for the fun of it. I had solved the puzzles long ago, but it's still challenging to see if you remember them.

the Neverhood

This was prompted by the fact that a successor game is due out in 2015. Hoping it won't cost an arm and a leg. The new game is called Armikrog. You can read about it at Armikrog the Successor to The Neverhood if you are interested.

We are going to meet Loretta tomorrow for our T-day. So today was just a day to relax. I figured a game qualified!

Meanwhile, I put the 11 entries in the contest into a box and pulled out two. We have one on each side of the "pond." Winner 1 is Chuck of Secondary Roads. Winner 2 is Jean Knill who shares at Jean's Musings.

Thanks to all who entered because I hope it got me an extra few views. That was the point.

Chuck and Jean, just let me know which book you would like. Chuck, I'm good with an address for you, but Jean, you'll have to get me mailing info.


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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Strawberry Fields Forever

 
Just a few more hours to get chances to win one of my books! Two winners announced tomorrow.

These pictures are from Tuesday, before everything was buried in white. But I know the beautiful red and green is there, hidden under the snow. Just pictured in someone's garden. Not mine. Enjoy!

strawberry plants

strawberry plants

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

And... It's Back to White!

 

Just ONE more day to promote my blog, LET ME KNOW YOU'VE DONE SO, with a link or other proof, and you have a chance to win a book!

Meanwhile... I awoke to this. Looks so peaceful. Too bad I had to go out and drive.

snowy day

This setting was absolutely gorgeous. But there was no where I could safely get off the road to take better pictures. I had to stop far away and put up with intervening wires and signs.

snowy day

The coating on things began as slush and then gradually changed to snow. That's the reason it stuck so thick and so long. The last three pictures were taken at 1 pm, on my way home from work. Usually snow like that has long melted or fallen by that time of day.

Even the near vertical cattails have white shadows.

snowy day

I wonder what tomorrow will bring!

snowy day

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Orange Day

 

Just TWO days left to promote my blog in pretty much any way, let me know about it (a link I can see or a screen shot of what you did), and you get a chance to win one of my books for every share! Really low entries so far... you have a good chance to win. How about it?

Today, everything looked orange to me. It rained and rained. The snow is gone. I was out doing cases all day, and snapped some pictures. I don't like orange much, but I used to do a bunch of pictures to "please" Maggie when she was with us, so here are some orange shots in memory of Maggie Millicent.

The asparagus fields are feathery and golden orange.

asparagus gone to seed

The Pere Marquette River Flats are a monoculture of cattails that try really hard to completely obscure the river. But I found it for you.

Pere Marquette River Flats

This weathered barn is leaning with the grasses.

old barn in grass

Almost home now. I topped a rise and the weeping willow, which always looks orange in winter, was sheltering the pale orange corn stalks.

asparagus gone to seed


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