Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cool, Breezy Autumn Day

I would like to give a big THANK YOU to my dear blogger friend, Merle, at

Merle's Third Try for this award. I am supposed to pass it along to 8 other deserving bloggers. Here they are in no particular order.

The house in the previous post belongs to my friend, Nila. These Watusi cattle belong to her next-door neighbor. The calf is so cute!
The Watusi are originally from Africa. They all have very long horns. I'd sure hate to get on the wrong end of those! LOL
Strangely enough, I'm not exactly sure where I was when I shot this pic, and it was only a couple of days ago! It's on the way between here & my mother's house, but can't remember exactly where. I'm so bad, now I remember where it is. It's out near the 4-H fairgrounds, heading east on 100 North, just after passing Mill Street. The only way I would be able to get a better shot is if I go onto their property.
This is just a shot while I was driving my mother around the other day. Looking at a woods over a soybean field that's almost ready to harvest.
No, this isn't Taffy. This is a juvenile, about 4 months old or so. There are two of them, but I didn't know that until they woke me up at 4:00 in the morning Sunday morning. They knocked the food dish off the step and the noise woke me up. I wasn't about to get the camera at that time of morning. With my luck, I was so tired, I would have had the camera turned on myself! Thursday night was the last time I have seen Taffy, or any other of the adults. The babies started coming around Friday night. I love them at this size, or at any size, for that matter.
A different field, but the colors of the turning leaves turned out better in this shot.
This was also from when I was driving my mother around the other day. It's about a mile north of her house. There is a newer house to the back and right of this old building. It's so far gone, that I'm not sure if it used to be a cabin or some kind of storage building. I think it's neat, though.
The rare occassion that two squirrels will sit together anywhere. They are usually very territorial. In a different shot I took of them, it almost looks like a two-headed squirrel!

I got 2 of my pics published in the local paper, Hartford City News-Times, on Friday. There are viadocks from the old railroad. They are over 100 years old and very delapidated, so they are removing them before they fall down. I took some pictures of the top-side of the viadocks, a couple of the workers and some of the machinery, and turned them all in to the newspaper. They chose the best 2 and put them in the paper. I am now what they call a "stringer". I don't work for the newspaper, but I submit photos.
I guess that's all for now. I'm sorry I have been so bad about posting!
I made a batch of grape jelly a little while ago. It turned out pretty good. I'm as bad as a kid. After I got all the jars filled up, I lick the pan with a spatula just like a kid with cake batter! YUM!
Love Ya


Old Lady Lincoln said...

Congratulations on getting your photos published in the Newspaper. Also congratulations on the award from Merle, I also got one from her and told her I would post as soon as possible, now I have the same one from you. So if and when I post Merle's I will mention both you and her. Thanks! Have a great week.

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks so very much for thinking of me for the award. I'm really touched by that. I am also excited that you got the pictures published...that must be really fun to see your beautiful work in the paper! I'm not surprised though...because your photographs are gorgeous....and what about those big horned cows! YIKES! I sure wouldn't eat a hamburger anywhere near them!!! Thanks again!

fishing guy said...

Lisa: Why thank you for the award and congratuation for your getting it. You had some neat photos in this post. I guess the photos must have built up when you where having computer problems.
It's great that you were in the newspaper, we'll have to start calling you Lisa (Lois) Lane. Have you met Clark yet?

Naturegirl said...

Lisa: I LOVE coming by and seeing the racoon! First I've seen in over a month since you know I've been away on a Europeon trip. I have never seen 2 squirrels together ...WOW what a shot usually they are territorial when it comes to feeding!!
Now I must congratulate you on recieving this award and for having your photos published in the newspaper!!Good for you!!
NOw how sweet of you to include me in passing on your award so please come by to this post where I express my sincerest gratitude!
hugs NG xox

Lib said...

Hi Lisa,
Congrats on your 2 pix published,thats GREAT news:o)
Thnaks for the award!
Love the photos.
Your grape jelly sounds yummy!
Hope you and your Mom is doing good.
HAve agreat wk.Blessins,Lib

Jeanette said...

Hi Lisa Congrats on the award and for having your photo's pulished in your local paper..O My gosh I wouldn't like to be in the paddock with those long horned beast Ouch if one ever caught you...
Love the pic of the old cabin with the old Jacaranda tree in bloom..Jen

Reader Wil said...

Congrats on your award and on getting your photos published! You've got a nice blog and it's a pleasure to visit your spot. Thanks for the visit!

Dan said...

Nice work here Lisa. Love the landscape photos and the one of the old house.

Congrats on getting your pictures in the paper. What a thrill!

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

Hi Lisa

Thanks for the award - as soon as i work out how to pass it on i will do!

Please keep posting your photos - they really are fantastic

Middle Ditch said...

Well done you! I just love that old cabin and the two squirrels. The trees look marvelous this time of year.

Thanks for the visit.

flydragon said...

I just love the many views you have in and around your area. Great shots, and it's no surprise that the newspaper would think so too.

Nancy said...

Congrats on becoming a stringer for the newspaper and getting your photos published!

Also, congrats on the award from Merle! I also received that one from her. I need to do a post one of these days...it's been 2 weeks since my last one. I am just so busy with 2 jobs that my time is so limited anymore. Just a busy time of the year for the property management company with holiday bookings coming in every day. I am about worn out! Getting too old to keep up with it all!!! LOL

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for that award. That was very generous and kind of you. Wow! Hate to get that guy with the long horns mad at me. Congratulations on getting your photos published. That's pretty cool. ~ Lynn

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hey Lisa, congrats on the pics in the paper. Be sure to start keeping your scrapbook.

You go girl!!!! I am starting to feel human again but now have a sick horse, not even one of my own which makes it worse. Hope to talk to u soon.
((((Hugs)))) Lori

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Meant to add, I saw these cattle the other day and for the life of me can't remember where, I know it was close to home, because I wanted to go back and photograph them but never got there.

Lydia said...

That is so cool that your photos were published, Lisa! Well-deserved I might add.
This was a fun post, great photos as always.

Merle said...

Dear Lisa ~~ Congrats for getting 2 photos published. I am so glad you are pleased with the award and have passed it on. I hope to post tomorrow, glad you enjoy the posts. Take care,
Love, Merle.

ArleneWKW said...

Congratulations on getting your pictures published. What a wonderful recognition of your wonderful pix. The one of the raccoon in this post is adorable. It makes me want to cuddle the little critter, though I know they are not at all cuddleable. Your squirrel photo is amazing. I have never seen squirrels do anything other than chase each other. I've wondered how they are even able to make little squirrels considering their extreme aversion to each other.

Rick said...

You have a wonderful, wonderful eye for beauty.

Kumpulan Terbuang said...

Oh.. thank you Lisa, I do not dream it before.. thanks a lot.

Hey.. look at the buffalo or cow, what type buffalos/cows are that?.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hello Kumpulan. The cows are called Watusi cows and they originally come from Africa. My friend's neighbor has about 10 or 12 of them.