Friday, November 5, 2010
About an hour drive away from Inverness, just over the Wisconsin border, there is a Jelly Belly warehouse/store. You can take a tour and see how jelly beans are made. The company goes back before the 1900's. It really is a fascinating tour. This is taken out in front of the store. If you are ever in Kenosha, Wisconsin....it is a great place for a visit....AND they have a tasting counter for those unusual flavors you might like to try!
Posted by Neva at 6:39 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
It seems like it was overnight the leaves went from green to brown. This is the sugar maple in front of my house that usually turns a BRILLANT color of red. It is turning orange and dropping leaves. The Honey Locus has already dropped all its leaves. Maybe because we haven't had a lot of rain in the past month......
Posted by Neva at 2:49 AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Even though my flower garden is about done....the asters are the last to go....here is a stalwart fellow looking for something. I do believe that is a WEED the bee is on but far be it from me to purge my entire flower bed of weeds.....not that I haven't tried...I just wear out after a bit!
Posted by Neva at 6:45 AM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thanks to Louis over at San Francisco Daily Blog for hosting bridge Sunday!
This is a street in our neighborhood that is a very tight crossing over a very small creek. When there is ice on the road....you do need to pay attention to the hazard sign! Have a great Sunday.
Posted by Neva at 9:32 AM
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Meet our new daughter in law, Rainey...or Yang Ran. Gregory married her in June in Beijing...We had a wonderful time and are delighted to have Rainey as a member of our family. They have been here visiting for a few weeks. I am sure she will be delighted to get home as she has met sooooo many of Greg's relatives --on both sides of the family. I can only imagine what she will tell her parents about her new family! I certainly remember what I told my parents after I met all 9 siblings of my husband.....quite the event!!!
Posted by Neva at 11:27 PM
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thanks so much to *Louis* over at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo for hosting The Sunday Bridge Series. While I was NOT playing croquet, I have spent one weekend in Kansas City, MO. and the other in Washington D.C. And after this weekend...which is our 34th wedding anniversary, I will be gone to Beijing, China for my oldest son's wedding. Blogging is NOT easy to do in China if you do not have a computer to take with you so I will be unable to stop and visit. Hope you all have a great month.
This is a bridge I saw as we left a FABULOUS barbecue in Kansas City. It goes over a retention ditch I think.
Posted by Neva at 11:15 PM
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I was downtown playing croquet this morning and had to drive down Lake Shore Drive. I was amazed at how many bridges I had to go under.This bridge is actually over the Chicago River and you can't see it other than the towers around it. I do believe it raises to let the boats go out to Lake Michigan.
Thanks to *Louis* over at San Francisco for hosting the Sunday Bridge series...click on the Golden Gate Bridge icon to see more!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Since I live in the Midwest....bridges aren't as common here in the breadbasket of the world! But there are PLENTY of interstate bridges to see. This one is actually a figure 8 but I like this view. Thanks to *Louis* over at San Francisco for hosting the Sunday Bridge series...click on the Golden Gate Bridge icon to see more!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
These 2 foot bridges are on one of the holes of the Inverness Golf Course.....a very exclusive club that I don't belong to by the way....the only way to get this photo without actually playing the course is to walk up someone's driveway so I opted for just driving by and shooting this.
Thanks to *Louis* over at San Francisco for hosting the new Bridges series. Please click on the San Francisco bridge icon and visit all the bridges today from around the world.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The funny thing about this bridge is it goes no where. The building on the right used to be a brewery that is no longer. The building on the left has some stores in it and a fast food aisle and I guess at one time the idea would be to grab a beer and a sandwich and sit outside.
Thanks to *Louis* over at San Francisco for hosting the new Bridges series.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thanks to *Louis* over at San Francisco for hosting the new Bridges series.Illinois is known as the "Prairie State" which means it is a pretty flat state. I love *Louis* bridge series so I am trying to be creative in looking for bridges. This is taken while I am driving from Illinois to Missouri so crossing the Mississippi is mandatory. This was taken in March when there was still some snow around. I am amazed that there is a motor boat on the river at this time of the year. Have a great Sunday!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thanks to *Louis* over at San Francisco for hosting the new Bridges series. Please stop by his place and see all the lovely bridges!
I live in a fairly flat place so I need to be creative about bridges...but in the meantime...here is a bridge in New Orleans. It is right next to the 9th ward where so many homes and people were lost. Apparently, a barge on this river, went sailing over the levy and wiped out many homes in the middle of the night. (the 9th ward is to the right in this shot.)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thanks to *Louis* over at San Francisco for hosting a new Bridges series.
This is the mighty Mississippi between the state of Illinois and the state of Iowa.....as well as Wisconsin! It is a unique spot because you can see all 3 states. Illinois is on your right across the river, I am standing in Dubuque, Iowa taking the shot and the bridge waaayyyy in the background is the one that goes from Iowa to Wisconsin. The one in the foreground goes between Illinois and Iowa. Enjoy seeing all the bridges around the world today and thanks *Louis*!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thanks to *Louis* over at San Francisco for hosting the "Bridges" series. Please stop by his place and see all the lovely bridges!
This photo is from the air as we flew into New Orleans. This bridge is part of the interstate highway if one would chose to drive to New Orleans. It is hard to drive in New Orleans as it is hard to orient to anything. Due to all the water around New Orleans, it gives a whole new meaning on how to find north, south, east or west! Enjoy all the bridges today!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
No, I didn't go to Mardi Gras but we were in New Orleans last week. We had lovely weather and saw many things. This is where one can catch the free ferry to go across the river from New Orleans to 2 other small cities. We missed the free ferry so I only have the "port" waiting room to share!
Posted by Neva at 8:32 AM
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This is a picture off my mom's back porch. She lives in West Virginia (where I grew up) and I just love this shot..
The river is called the Coal River. It dumps into the Kanawha River which goes to
the Ohio River which then empties into the mighty Mississippi. Coal River got its name due to a coal mine at the mouth of the river emptying all of the coal dust into it and the river turning black. The mine has been closed for decades but the name stayed.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I looked at this a long time. I still couldn't figure out how the sign pertains to much. This was a display of water for Lexus but it wasn't anything you were going to lean against..all water is contained inside and it was pretty heavy. Interesting sign. I guess I really wanted to see someone one "on" the display so they could be told to get "OFF" :)
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
.....Ram Dodge truck (truck of the year!)--suspended upside down at the Chicago Auto Show....One of the few things that I felt was a photo opp. Usually, one can be WOWED by some of the proto-type cars they have been working on. There weren't that many -or they didn't impress me! The Mitsubishi has an electric car...very tiny...that is coming out here next year. I was unclear as to whether it was already being sold overseas.
But all in all, I did enjoy the Auto show.