For Rent

This is the former Freeman Byler home on Birky Street, across from the Holderman Mennonite Church.

Call this number for details. I have no other details, so please don't ask me how much rent or any such thing. 

Shuffleboard Game

It has been ages since anybody played a game of Shuffleboard. But there are finally enough people here that want to play. And Jonas Miller is back from his trip, so he keeps the court clean and in shape.

Jonas Miller and Leanna Miller

Tim Miller and Henry Wagler

Determining if the yellow disk is on the white line. It was and so it doesn't make a score. 

Little Boys

Little boys sharing my peanuts to feed the squirrels, but at this moment the squirrels kept their distance, too much uncertainty in the squirrels' gut feelings.

Sunset Photos

Every direction had its beauty. The last three or four evening it wasn't really fit to be outside because of thunder showers. But each night I ventured out between showers. Last night I got wet I dried out.

The Bike Trail at the Pinecraft Park

Visiting after dark

Sunday Ritual

Sunday ritual is Chess for these two men. To my knowledge it has been going for years. Friendship and challenges are an important part of life.

Barking Dog

This puppy is feisty and gentle. It would bark nonstop whenever I was on the bike trail. But the previous time I would not budge, but kept my eye on him and let him bark until he was hoarse. Today he never as much as looked at me, nor did he make one sound of a bark. I guess he knows where our boundary lines are.  

Free Stuff

The remodeling has begun on 3418 Schrock Street, second house on the right.

Free things in the garage.

More free things out by the street. 


John collects tin cans and recycles them. This keeps him busy and also provides a bit of spending money. Having something worthwhile to do when we age is a good thing. 


Changing an old door for a new one at the Tourist Mennonite Church. They are also going to take out the shrubbery and put in a wheelchair ramp. 

Alligator and Cats

These two people and their leader are professional alligator catchers. The leader is behind the tree out of sight. I don't know the whole story but the huge alligator who has been making its home in the Phillippi Creek north of Bahia Vista wanted to feast on Jean Bender's cats a few days ago. 

The cats were smart enough to get up on the roof of a vehicle, out of the alligator's reach. So these people were hired to catch or trap the alligator. Sunday evening he was still on the loose, hiding someplace and I haven't seen Jean today, so I don't have the latest on the alligator. 

Sailor Fights Temptation

Poor Sailor has been trained not to be himself. He has been trained to control his Dog Nature. He won't bark, nor make a sound, or jump off and go after the squirrel. 

Ben informed me that Sailor will not cave in to his dog nature. He watched closely every time a squirrel came for a peanut. He watched the squirrels fight their territorial rights and who should have the next peanut. 
I admire his trainer and I admire Sailor's willing to submit and just be a humble dog. But I also feel sorry for him that he can't just be a dog doing dog things like chasing squirrels. But then he is also a much beloved dog who admires his owners, those who have trained him. 

Our September Rains

We had a few quick hard rains this evening between 5-6 PM. I didn't realize how much it rained until I went for a bike ride.  

This one looks like an illusion.

The creek is high but not overflowing. 

No Rain

We had no rain today, although thunder went around the south of us this evening.

At the Pinecraft Park.

Sunshine and Shadows

It was so good to see the sun shining this morning. A Resurrection Fern has started to grow on the trunk, the grasses and a few wild flowers were here and there. Everything was green and fresh.  

Well Worn Shoes

This man is in desperate need for new shoes. He came walking into the park carrying one shoe and something that looked like a nail. A few minutes later he left the pavilion again wearing both shoes. But his shoes are so ragged and well worn that he has to drag his feet in order to keep his feet in his shoes. 

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