Getting ready to play Volleyball, somewhere in Wayne County Ohio.
Johnson's School grounds. During the summer months animals are kept in the playground to keep the grass down. Rather than having the big animals get caught in the swings, the swings are hanging over the top bar.
Playing "Pitch and Catch."
Goose Bottom Creek. The red barn in the distance was where my great-grandfather Honsa Mony lived as a young married man. Later before any of his children were married he moved north of Mt Hope. Within the last two years the farm was sold and many changes are being made. It is a reminder how generations come and go. And with time changes take place. This valley was the Indians hunting ground. They were driven out and the area was open for settlers, which brought Amish from Pennsylvania, including my ancestors.
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?
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.