Resting Comfortably Another interesting site I found along Sargent-Ord Road in northeast Custer County, Nebraska is this barn squatting on its haunches. With the words, "Cross Wind Mercantile" painted on the front, it appears to have been a business, possibly an antique dealer. The white vinyl fence in front looked totally out of place, as … Continue reading Sagging Barn
Nice Touch A new year, out with the old in with the new, a new beginning. Forget the mistakes of the past and look forward. Unburden yourself of past mistakes and boldly step forward with a positive attitude. Like the dawn of a new day, I like to think of it as a fresh start. … Continue reading New Beginning
Inside the beautiful Joslyn Art Museum, located near downtown Omaha, Nebraska, you will find permanent collections of European, Ancient and American art. It contains comprehensive collections of the American West and American Indian. Architecturally, my favorite part of the museum is the Storz Fountain Court, with its high walls of pink marble, arched balconies, Moravian … Continue reading Storz Fountain
Shooting pelicans is fun ... with a camera, but not easy to catch them in flight. Getting a good shot of them bobbing around in the water is fairly easy, but not near as rewarding. I was in Marco Island the last week in February, on a commercial pier waiting for my dolphin cruise to start. … Continue reading Pelican
The Longwood Gardens are part of a 1,000 acre estate owned by the du Pont family, located near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Originally owned by William Penn, George Pierce bought the property in 1700. Pierre S. du Pont bought the property in 1906 from the Pierce family to save the arboretum from being sold for its lumber. … Continue reading Longwood Gardens
This cozy little winter home of Henry Ford is in Fort Meyers, Florida, right next door to his good friend, Thomas Edison -- the homes are identical. It is not a mansion by any stretch, definitely not memorable, but I needed something to remind me where these fascinating tree roots were found. The roots belong … Continue reading Winter Home
Psst, did I get your attention? Check out these storm clouds brewing over a freshly cut hay field in northeast Nebraska. (BTW, I do know how to spell "hey".) Some people say Nebraska is a fly over state, not much to see. If you stay on Interstate 80, it's easy to understand why they … Continue reading Hay, you!
I really like this shot of an old woolen mill in Seneca Falls, NY. Seneca Falls is in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, a very pretty place in the fall. I took this shot in the morning as we were leaving town, heading east to the Adirondacks. There are … Continue reading Old Woolen Mill