Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Follow-up From A Screwed Up Week!

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, although it sometimes seems like it because I keep disappearing from blogland for long periods at a time. A couple of readers know why I wasn't on last week because I e-mailed you. So far, everything is much better. Chuck quit drinking and knows that the next beer he touches, he's out of here! Most people think I'm crazy to take him back, but I love him and want this marriage to work. I'm not in this marriage to make other people happy.
The picture above is going into a little town in Jay County, east of Blackford County. My husband got the biggest kick out of it the first time we drove to Indiana from Florida. Our last name is the name of a small Indiana town. Even when I stop at the convenience store there, they get a laugh out of it being our last name.
This is our neighbor's house behind us. I saw this momma Robin flying up to her nest on Saturday. I got as close as I could without scaring her off her eggs. I felt so sorry for her Sunday because it just poured rain all day and was quite chilly.
Still not a very good picture of a Blue Heron, but it's a little better that previous. This was much closer to home than where I was going before. I'm going to keep trying!
Lori and I went to Berne again Friday March 27. She goes there to buy grain for the horses. Much better prices there. On our way home, only about a minute from my house, we was this odd, funnel-shaped cloud ahead of us. I took this one after I got home and put my stuff in the house. It was just drifting northward. It looks like a tornado, but it wasn't(as far as I know) LOL
We saw a lot more Amish out and about that day.
An Amishman out plowing his field. I think he must have been a teenager, because he didn't have a beard.
On our way to Berne, we turned off on one of the side roads to hopefully get a scenic route to photograph. There was an old junkyard on the road we turned onto.
These buzzards were sitting on the roof of an old tool shed just before we got to the junkyard. Somehow, we went WAY out of the way. Neither one of us is any good at navigation if we've never been on those roads before. We ended up in Warren, which was the opposite direction from the way we originally turned. I got the brilliant idea to turn left on Jeff Road, because I wanted to see Five Points Schoolhouse and an old steel bridge near it. We were already past there when we made the turn. Oh well, we saw a lot of neat things, and now that we know where we went wrong, we'll go back on purpose to get more pictures. I finally found Five Points day before yesterday.
I am going to get off here and try to get some sleep. Everybody have a great week.
Love Ya


The Great Ethan Allen said...

Great Pics! I love the funnel cloud! The ONLY time I have seen one we thought it was a wiff of smoke rising up but not touching the ground. It was the most unusual thing I have ever seen. Then it begat to rain and hail etc. but it was hot and muggy perfect weather for one. To the day I have never seen a real tornado or anything like it. Thank GOD! Oh! Those darn robins will nest anywhere! We had one in our back yeard eye level with me. I hated going outside for fear I'd scare it.

Susie said...

Hi Lisa,

These are great pics as usual! Love the pics of the Amish. Those people work so hard.

I was sorry to read about your difficulties. I will definitely pray for you and Chuck. Take care of yourself.


Roses and Lilacs said...

I loved your photos, the robin and the photos of the Amish. We don't have Amish or Menonnite in this area so it's always interesting to see their buggies and horses.

GMG said...

Hi Lisa! Great to read that things are going better... Lovely post, wonderful pictures!

Blogtrotter is showing you Brasilia. Enjoy and have a great and long (and Happy) Easter weekend!

Patty said...

Happy Easter a little early. The last several days, we've been having problems with the internet, cable and phone service, it keeps going off and stay off for about half an hour or longer then it pops back on. Very frustrating.

Nancy said...

Oh, that poor little mama robin! Aren't birds pitiful in a way? They have to struggle to raise their young...just like we do, but I think they have a harder time of it!

Glad things are going well for your marriage! Talk to you soon!

((( HUGS )))

Middle Ditch said...

Hey Lisa, some great pictures here. Love the Amish. So unknown here.

Happy Easter!

Lib said...

Hi Lisa,
Happy Easter!Love the photo's!
Hope you're having a great wk.

fishing guy said...

Lisa: Sorry to hear of your problems, it does sound like tough love is required.

Really nice photos in the set.

Glennis said...

Great pictures, I like the wee Robin sitting gamely on though rain and sun.
i always like to see the Amish people, mainly cause we just don't have them at all out here. They also seem to just get on with life, whatever it throws at them.
Best of luck to you with your problems - been there done that and it is not an easy mission. Good luck and good love can change things sometimes.

Merle said...

Dear Lisa~~Great photos, did the robin survive? I love the Bryant town name is the same as yours.
I hope all goes well in your marriage
my friend.
Thank you for your comment about the AAADD that most of us have sometimes
Take great care Lisa, Love, Merle.

GMG said...

Lisa, we're missing you!!

Jeanette said...

Gday Lisa.Lovely Photo's awww the poor Robin sitting on her nest in all weathers.. Love the Amish travelers in there buggies. We dont see them over here.
Lisa I hope things are improving with Chucks drinking problem, I have a friend going through AA at the moment and his Mum now goes to Parents AA meetings to try understand and help him..