Saturday, July 22, 2017

Circle of Life

Five of my nieces. They were babies, 
then little girls, 
then teens,
now wives and now also mothers.
One generation comes while another one goes.     

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Growing Old

When you grow old in Pinecraft, you are well taken care of.
 Especially so if you are an old dog with a kind master.  

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Wayward Rabbit

I finally found these two again. It has been weeks since I saw them. I had even bought an apple for the excommunicated one, but I ended up eating the apple because he wasn't around. 

Tonight I tried to entice them with a few peanuts but when Sam, who did the excommunicating came driving by in his red pickup, they took off and ran behind a house.  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Misc Photography

The Pink House lets its light shine by day and by night. 

Today was the first time I saw this huge circle vine down on the ground. It might have been there forever and I never noticed it.

The eastern sky over the Amish church house, taken at 8:30 tonight.

The western sky, photo taken four minutes later. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday Evening

Process on Gardenia Street

Closing Yoder's Market 

My best sunset view tonight. 
I was on Schrock Street and these Palm trees are on Bimini.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Photos from 2010

I am going through my pictures of 8-10 years ago and these jumped out at me.

This one is dated January 18, 2010 at the Pinecraft Park. I don't think we have as many Wood Storks as we did back then. 

These next two are basically the same people. It was taken January 19, 2010 in the pavilion at the park. It looks like a mini sale in the making. I can name only two people in this photo and that is Esther Hochstetler from Centreville MI or Indiana and Morris Gingerich from Illinois.

I remember seeing this older gentleman but don't know if I ever knew his name. Does anybody know who he is? 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Misc Post

I bought this from Jean Bender, even if I have no idea what it is. I like little things.

I was biking on Hacienda Street when I saw these cactus pots. Beautiful. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Pioneer Bus Leaves

The Pioneer Bus left this afternoon, loaded to the gill. On Saturday when this bus arrived it was considered loaded, but today it was even more loaded. Even so everyone got a seat.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Random Pictures

Well hidden among the weeds.

These clouds tonight looked a storm coming in the worse way. It always looks like this when the western sky is clear and the sun shines on the clouds coming from the southeast.

Half an hour later the western sky looked like this. 

These girls are walking in that yellow sunset glow we have been having the last while.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

2018 Pinecraft Calendar

Our Pinecraft - 2018 Calendar
has arrived today. 
A bit later the calendar will be available online but until further notice it is available now at Yoder's Gift Shop from the back of my bike. 

Price is: $17.00
The backside of the calendar. 

The theme of the calendar is "The the things we do in Pinecraft". 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

On the Wild Side

Osprey overlooking the Phillippi Creek down by the Pinecraft Park. 

These are in bloom down by the creek. I have no clue what they are called. 

Sandals at the base of a Palm Tree.

The humble, lowly gentle Mourning Dove.

Tonight he accepted the carrot after I dropped it on the pavement. Maybe next time he will take it from my hand. I don't know where his wild cousin is. I haven't seen the wild one for a couple of weeks. 

I also offered a young Blue Jay a peanut and he took it and flew up into the tree with his treasure.  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Family Reunite

Daddy looking for his wife and two youngest children who arrived via Pioneer bus.

The children looking for their Daddy. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pinecraft Park Maintenance

The County does well in keeping the Pinecraft Park clean and well kept. They do have their limits, as they can't touch the Phillippi Creek as that is an International Waterway.  

They are mowing and cleaning up west of the Phillippi reek.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shuffleboard Game Tonight

The women's game was Ellen & Mary Miller. I still can't remember which name belongs to which person. Martha Stutzman, Christy wife and Katie Beiler are in the background.

Vera Miller and Fannie Kay Yoder on the opposite side.

Tim and Albert Miller, with Jonas Miller in the background. I didn't get a photo of the other two men.

Watching from the outside.

And more watching.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

North of Bahia Vista

Wagler construction is getting ready to build a new house on Gardenia Street.

Blood Mobile was parked at Hostetler's trailer court this morning.

Tonight I went looking for him and found him on the gravel at Miller's Trailer Court. I threw him a few peanuts and here he is munching on one. Now that his heart has soften toward me, I plan to bring him apple slices or carrots.

Vera is taking a brisk walk tonight. I don't know how far she walks but she takes her energy snacks with her. This does her good.

The sun also sets north of Bahia Vista. 

Monday, June 26, 2017


The squirrels needed their peanuts.

I went scouting the neighborhood north of Bahia Vista looking for this wayward rabbit. Tonight he was alone. His wild cousin was nowhere in sight. He looks fat, full and fluffy.

Looking for bedtime snacks in the shallow water of the Phillippi Creek.

The Red Dragon Fly sucking on nectar.

The perfect ending of a beautiful evening.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Plant Life

Every vegetation is lush green and grows like weeds. I was sitting down by the creek and inhaled the sweet perfume of these Trumpet Vines.

How many different kinds of wildlife can live in one Oak tree?

This vine with heart shaped leaves are Air Potatoes. They are non-native invasive plants and have been put on the Noxious Weed list in 1999. A couple of years ago local volunteers went through the woods at the Pinecraft Park and got rid of about 500 pounds of vines. The vines behind my house have free range.