Thursday, May 25, 2017

Olan's Memorial Services

Olan died of cancer on April 24, 2017. For a few of years he was homeless although within the last two years his nephew or cousin opened his home for Olan. 

There is a memorial service planned for Olan at the Pinecraft Park. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pioneer Bus Loading

Sam Hostetler and Marvin Mast, a bus driver are waiting for the passengers to arrive and get the luggage stowed away.

The first ones start coming.

And then they came by leaps and bounds. 

John and Mattie Miller headed north after spending the winter down here.

The bus was going to be loaded going north.

Barbara (Raber) and her husband Ray Troyer and their family spent two weeks of vacation in Sarasota. Today it was time to start home again. Barbara and I are second cousins. We share the same great-grandfather which was Honsamony.  

Thick angry clouds started rolling in from the west and so everyone scrambled to get loaded and seated before the rains came. 

I headed for home and made it with a few minutes to spare before the clouds opened up. The downpour didn't last long but came with high winds and pouring rain. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Best of Shuffleboard or the Worse

Jonas Miller plays black with Wayne Mast. 
Henry Detweiler plays yellow with Albert Miller.

The scoreboard with Albert Miller on the bottom left.

I am sure all that know Albert recognizes the determination on his face.

Albert plays yellow and Wayne black.

In this round Albert must decide to get himself out of the kitchen or knock Wayne off the board. He knocked Wayne off.

And this was how they scored. One more round finished the game. Yellow was the winner with Albert and Henry. And I like Wayne's look at the bottom right corner. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Shuffleboard Game

 There is only one board going tonight. 

Wayne and John won this game.

The second game's players.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Wild flowers down by the Phillippi Creek.

Wild looking garden flowers.
Both have their own beauty.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


 I love "Street Photography" but there is not many people around, so I turn to nature which is every bit as beautiful. 

The wild Trumpet Vines are in bloom. 

This squirrel is not so much watching me as seeing another squirrel climb into my bike basket and helping himself to a peanut.

I finally got a photo of the elusive Brown Thrasher. Lately the pair has been more quiet and doesn't sing anymore. But tonight for the first time I saw where they have their nest. I actually was a bit too close for comfort so they both left the nesting area and tried to distract my attention.  

Usually I throw one peanut at a time to various squirrels, but tonight I set my container on the ground. The first squirrel to come around tipped the coffee can and after that they helped themselves. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rainy Season, to Come

I watched these clouds. All of us watched these clouds that were out and about. We decided it is not going to rain and went about our way. I was at Big Olaf waiting on my ice cream when a few heavy drops of rain came from the sky. It won't last. Much to everybody's surprise the drops turned into enough rain to have all of us go for cover. We all smiled and licked our ice cream. One older woman said, "This is the beginning of more to come." We welcome the rains to come.