Thursday, August 30, 2007

It's all in a moon

I was up and out with the dogs early this morning and looked up through the trees and to my surprise...the moon was still out.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"F" is for flowers

I am trying to follow ABC Wednesdays and today is the letter "F". I pass this restaurant everyday on the way to work @ 6:45 am and there is always a gentleman out tending to the flowers which go around the entire building. Seemed a good day to stop and take a picture but he declined his picture being taken as he was "working" and not properly dressed!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Two Inverness Dogs


This is a special photo for JoAnn who nominated me for a blog award. For her and her are 2 of the cutest dogs I know, Clancy and Gryffindor. Hope Ios is doing well!
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Monday, August 27, 2007

A garden above

This is a hot dog stand near my Mother-in-Law's house. We went to pick up some food and I couldn't resist taking a shot of this. I have no idea what this vegetable is....I thought it was a cucumber or a squash or something in that family but I have never seen either of those this shape. Maybe it is from gravity? The vine was all through the patio roof and hangs down off the trellis. It was just unbelievable to see. Thought you might like it!
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Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Inverness swimming hole

Normally, there is no water in this ditch except when it rains and the ditch delivers it to the wetlands beyond us. Unfortunately, all the rain we had has made this a lovely place for Clancy to swim.....He pondered it for a moment but only for a minute and then he was in! I don't think anyone would mind him cooling off...I am usually a well-behaved dog owner, but this was too much fun to not do.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007

An Inverness Dog, swimming!


You might think that we are at a dog water park. You would be wrong! We have had so much rain, this is the result. This has been a problem for years....I can't count back how many but this "ditch" or "culvert" or whatever you want to call it, has filled with water and boy oh boy did Clancy have fun on our walk this morning.
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Friday, August 24, 2007

International flags

This is what you see when you come out of the International Terminal at OHare Airport in Chicago. I was there today and these caught my eye.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

A very busy spider


I was getting gas last week and happened to look up and see this spider and its web. The spider was very busy running around its web looking for food, I guess. So I took his picture.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Our Gazebo

This is our gazebo. We have used it a lot this summer as the evenings have been very nice.....until this current heat/rain wave!
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Foggy Inverness morning

This is one of the roads I take to work. Today it was sooo foggy and gloomy looking. It's not the best quality but I think you get the has rained here since Sat. My rain gauge is registering 5's a lot for us.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A Michigan Barn

Mostly the barns near my town of Inverness are horse barns.......but this barn is in Michigan on the way to our vacation spot and it ALWAYS looks so neat and clean and RED. I love it. Thought I would share it....especially for Dot.
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Jewel


Our local grocery store is called The Jewel. Osco is the drugstore associated with it. If I need to go to the store, I say I am going to the Jewel.....everyone understands what you mean. This was taken in between a downpour of rain..
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Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Chapel

Okay... Last picture of the church. This is the chapel inside the church where a smaller ceremony or Mass can take place. It is a nice place for reflection.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Stations of the cross

 This is not as beautiful as this but it's what I have to work with! Last one I have of this church for awhile.
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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Statues in the church

 These are new. This used to be where the baptismal font was located but they had a lot of trouble with the water turning green(I don't think that is supposed to happen in a catholic church!) so they got rid of it and put these up.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

another view of the cross.

This is different every place you stand...I hope you can see the arm extending from it. If you would like to see how a professional would photograph this, here is where you can go to see a really good "up close" picture with a bit of history.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Still the cross

This is the side view of the cross. My experience has been you either love it or hate it. Which are you?
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Monday, August 13, 2007

A Cross

  There was a lot of controversy when this cross was built. It is made out of acrylic and it took quite a few years after it was built to get this. They sell small replicas of this but this was over a million dollars to build. The church was designed as all churches in our Archdiocese now the semi round.
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Sunday, August 12, 2007

An Inverness Church

 Not only do we have the little cemetery in Inverness, we do have a church....this one was built in 1988. It is Holy Family Catholic Church. My kids did First Communion here. The inside cross is unbelieveable and I will show it to you tomorrow.
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Saturday, August 11, 2007

A Michigan cabin

I'm BACK!! and ready to blog. Thanks to all that visited during my week of vacation in North Michigan. I could only get the laptop up and running once so I have lots of blogs to catch up on. This is one of the cabins that is at the camp we stayed at. This cabin has a wonderful porch on the front that overlooks Walloon Lake. We were here with 21 relatives for a week....and yes, it was fun! (and it wasn't even all of the relatives either!) You can go here and see what my week at camp was like. We have been doing this for 19 years and it really is a lot of fun....and the weather was wonderful. I now know why people used to go north before air conditioning was invented!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Baby robins

This was just point and shoot as the mommy was having a hissy fit.
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Saturday, August 4, 2007


I am off for a week of vacation in Michigan. I will try to post if the laptop works up north! If not, I will check back in a week. Have a nice week!

Mommy robin

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Earlier in the summer, we had a robin's nest over our gazebo door. We moved it so the nesting material wouldn't keep falling on us as we walked in after they left the nest. We now have another nest in the same place and baby robins again. I need Abe here to take some photos cause the digital ain't doing it for me!(click on the picture to enlarge and see it better.)

An IHOP waiter

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This was Eric who brought us our very delicious meal--even if it could've fed a small army....and he was very happy about letting me take his picture!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Changing the TP at IHOP

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When I was at the IHOP, this gentleman was waiting to go into the ladies change the toilet paper rolls...I asked if I could take his picture and he just smiled that smile....I couldn't resist.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Typical Breakfast! Aug Theme Day

    IHOP (International House of Pancakes) is one of the places we like to go and eat breakfast. We ate here quite a bit when my daughter worked here!

Please visit the other Daily Photo Blogs to see other Typical Breakfast! around the world! Thanks for coming!
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