Thursday, January 31, 2008

Picture Perfect

We were out at a restaurant and this picture caught my eye....Can you see the neon restroom light in the background?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday B is for Brandt's Little Cafe

Brandt's, a gray stone building, has become a suburban landmark. It dates back more than 120 years and originally was a farmhouse in Inverness, according to our local newspaper, The Daily Herald. It is really an old, dark bar that does not use traditional menus....they write it on a chalkboard...but has the BEST burgers and ribs, in my opinion.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Power lines

Many places have power lines that are under ground. These are obviously not underground.

Monday, January 28, 2008

On the street where I live

This is what my street in front of my house looked like this morning.....Shades of grey.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bird's nest

I thought there were just a bunch of leaves left in this tree after all the wind and snow we've had, I found that to be remarkable. On closer inspection, it appears to be a bird's nest.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

An Old House

I pass this house on my way to work is considered a historical landmark as it was built in 1875 or somewhere near there....

Friday, January 25, 2008

"You make my day"!

Thank you to Barb and Blue Chic and Ash for the lovely award! There are so many blogs I read that make my day. I am sure that most of them have already received this lovely award. If you are a blogger friend of mine, consider yourself awarded!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday A is for Acorn

This is a little boutique store called "Acorn". It is one of those stores that is not "designer" but you won't see yourself "coming and going" should you decide to buy something from here. Be sure to visit all the ABC participants listed in my side bar!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Out my back door

This is what it looks like out my back deck door this morning at 6 AM. I knew we wouldn't be long without snow!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


I like this type of door.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

ABC Wednesday Z is for Zippers

ZIPPERS! I had a hard time with "Z"...I imagine there will be lots of zippers!Make sure you visit all the ABC Participants listed in my side bar.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

No snow just water

Our snow is all gone but the ground is so wet the ditches have filled. The geese like this very much!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Shampoo anyone

My daughter needed a haircut so here we are at the HairCuttery...A nice haircut for an inexpensive price!

Friday, January 11, 2008


This is at the local United States Post Office near my house. If you look closely, one can see MANY signs. I have always chuckled at how many there are where you can drive by and drop off your mail.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

An interesting view

Might be a bit cold for some.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ABC Wednesday Yellow Yeast

It's ABC Wednesday. Yellow label for the Yeast I use when I use my bread machine (it's in the background!) Make sure you visit all the ABC participants listed in my sidebar.

Neighborhood Night shot

This is another attempt at a night shot. I am amazed that it looks so much like day as it was late at night....this little ditch is usually snow covered and dogs think this is a great place to visit....I, of course, frown on their muddy paws but what's a girl to do? Much of the winter wildlife likes this area and I am sure that is one reason the dogs love it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

St. Alexius

This is the closest hospital to Inverness. I was here visiting a friend who has fallen and broken his hip. St. Alexius is run by the Alexian Brothers. They have two hospitals in the area. This one and their other one is called Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Yes, it is confusing. You just hope your ambulance driver knows the difference!(Only for speed...they are both excellent hospitals!)

Monday, January 7, 2008

Congress Avenue on New Year's Day

This is Congress Avenue downtown Chicago. The long,gray building goes over the expressway and is part of the United States Postal System. This was taken on New Year's Day before all our snow melted.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Not a Partridge in a Pear tree

While walking the dogs yesterday, we passed these bushes/trees and the birds were very vocal! I am not sure what kind of birds they are but I was surprised I was able to see them to snap them.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Last view of Cabela's

There is stuff to buy at Cabela's... but the display at the top is what caught my eye. Lots of stuffed animals here....I am not big on hunting but this store also has lots of sports equipments...for skiing, or snow blowing or just about anything people do outside...camping, dog stuff.... the list is endless. Obviously they sell guns....I just noticed that is what is on the back wall. The store is like no other store I have been in. Worth a trip if you live near one.

Friday, January 4, 2008

An Inverness house

When this house was built, it was show cased in the local newspaper and had a very nice article about the architect. I didn't save the article but I wish I had. I don't remember the architect but he did a very nice job.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cabela's-another view

On the opposite side of the fall scene is the winter scene at Cabela's. There are little tags next to all the animals that say when and where they were located/shot( I assume). Some of the tags are from the 70's. It is nice to know that the taxidermists know how to make them last!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

ABC Wednesday X is Xenia, Ohio

I was wondering what I could do for "X"...x-ray obviously as I am a retired x-ray tech I have a few...even the one of my broken little finger! but figured everyone would do my mom, on her way home, drove through the town of Xenia, Ohio...just East of Dayton, and took this picture. Thanks, Mom!
And since no one did an X-Ray, I feel compelled to do one since this was what I did for years. So here is a foot, a wrist and a finger...but not mine!!

Cabela's- A Hunting

This is the first thing you see when you walk through the doors of Cabela's.
This is a hunting/sporting goods store. It is unbelievable. I thought I was at the zoo- the stuffed zoo!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Theme Day Best photo of 2007

This was from my 100th post ... Click to enlarge for the detail! Happy New Year!

It's Theme Day. Make sure you visit all the participants listed below and remember some of them are on different time zones! Enjoy!!

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