Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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WAIT,
IT'S NOVEMBER,
NOT JANUARY

Another 10-degree morning.

What the . . . ?

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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WINTER HAS BEGUN

Sunday afternoon,
sunny and warm.

Monday morning,
freezing cold,
ice and snow!

Yikes.





Monday, November 11, 2019

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SPIDERS HATE THESE

See these strange green
brain-like fruits on the ground
these days?

They're Osage Oranges,
or "hedge apples",
and they're falling 
from their host tree now
(Maclura Pomifera).

They're heavy, so not a good idea
to park under these mighty trees.
They'll dent your car for sure.

They're natural repellants to spiders,
so you can place them where ever
you have spiders.   They last about
3 months before spoiling.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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GOD'S EYE FEATHER 
WALL HANGING

Hanging at the cabin.

Everytime we find a feather
(turkey, bald eagle, owls,
great blue heron),
it is added to this wall hanging.

A blessing and good luck.

Friday, November 8, 2019

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WINTER TAKES ITS TOLL

As leaves are drained of their
brilliant fall colors.

I love the patterns.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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OLD HOUSE,
ORANGE TRIM

Cloudy day in Illinois.

I love the paint job,
the orange leaves.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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AUTUMN COLORS
THROUGH THE WINDOW

Even in the city,
the trees are on fire this year.

Love this season.


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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ANOTHER VINTAGE MOTEL ROOM

Starting in 1938, the famous Route 66
went from Chicago, through Missouri,
and out west to San Diego.

There are some rare preserved examples
(like this one in Cuba, Missouri)
that must have been cozy,
inexpensive sleep-overs en route
to the west coast.

What an adventure.

Monday, November 4, 2019

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ROUTE 66 ORIGINAL

A survivor.
One of the first "motels"
along Route 66.

America took to the roads,
with the birth of Route 66.
2-lane highway from Chicago
to Santa Monica, California.

Some sections are still recognized
as "original route", with preserved
original motel units,
like this one in Cuba, Missouri.

Cozy, huh?


Sunday, November 3, 2019

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HAY'S PUT AWAY

Winter is surely 'round the corner.

(Such a great barn.)


Saturday, November 2, 2019

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THE LEAVES OF AUTUMN

I love the colors, the tones,
each one.  

Neighbors are obsessed with raking.

I'm obsessed with recycling
back to the earth.


Friday, November 1, 2019

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES:
THE HUMAN TOLL

Our hats off to the 20,000 firefighters,
and the 1,000 volunteer prison inmates,
who continue fighting the fierce blazes
in endangered California wildfires.

And the human effort to move
threatened horses and livestock
to safer refuge.


God bless their tireless efforts.