Thursday, July 30, 2009

A horse is a horse of course

A few years ago, Chicago did a series around town of cow statues painted and decorated in a variety of ways. One of the communities near Inverness, Barrington, is doing the same thing with horses. This horse is outside Good Shepard Hospital. I did not realize it looked like it was eating a person until I posted it!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Campbellsville, Kentucky

This is a picture of the admissions office at Campbellsville University. It is a Baptist Christian University 80 miles south of Louisville and Lexington, Kentucy with 2800 students. I was attending a Scholastic Summer Bowl Camp with some of my students and this is one of 3 locations they held camp. It was a lovely small town but what impressed me the most, besides the friendly nature of the residents, were the stunning flowers EVERYWHERE... I felt like I was at Disney World where the flowers are amazing and there are no WEEDS to be seen. Same here. The staff worked very hard to keep it weed free.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009


I saw this bush of raspberries while I was on vacation in Kentucky (now THERE'S a great destination!) and I almost sampled one of the ripe ones. But the bush was in someone's front yard so I opted for a photo instead!
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Saturday, July 18, 2009


Truly, looking at this, it is really quite an impressive car. This I found in my archives and remembered how unbelievable and BIG this was at the Chicago Car show.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

my aching neck all I could think of when I saw this photo Shannon took. I love the look on her face but a whole new way of carrying stuff that I don't really want to learn how to do!!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This photo was an advertisement for planning your wedding. All inclusive...the place, the preacher, the party,...just needed to supply the bride and groom I guess!
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Upside Down

These were in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas where all the REALLY nice stores are located. I loved how they looked. AVCR8TEUR also liked them here!
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

O'Hare International airport

Shannon is in the orange outfit saying goodbye to the girl she sat next to her on trip home from India via Singapore...I love all the people in this shot.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Party

Between the raindrops of the 4th of July....we had a little celebration. Shannon and her dad enjoying some conversation and strawberries.... and a beer.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009


With all the rain and cool weather, some of the flowers around us aren't doing so well. These are doing very nicely. They are in my neighbors yard. She obviously weeds waaaay more than I do!~
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Monday, July 6, 2009


My great niece found the only red flower in the yard and had a wonderful time running back and forth across the yard.
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Grill anyone?

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We went to a restaurant called the Weber Grill. You can find a Weber grill in just about everyone's backyard. It is a charcoal grill that you cook your hamburgers and hot dogs on in the summer (other food as well...steak, chicken, etc.!!) This is a bronze statue at the restaurant we were at and I just liked it. This is anticipation of the 4th of July celebration. Many folks will be firing up their Weber's for the holiday!
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