Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rurality Blog Hop - Fill 'Er Up!

It's that time of year when the farmers are furiously harvesting their crops before the snow flies and then delivering their grain to the silos for transport to points unknown.

Grain Silos - West Central, Minnesota

(Sorry for the windshield reflection)

Linking up to Madge's Rurality Blog Hop.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TwoFer Tuesday - Take Your Pick

You can have two shots of single trees...


 Or a single shot of two trees.

Gosh, they were all beautiful. It's hard to choose!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday's Barn - Somewhere in Western Washington

From my archives...a barn somewhere in Western Washington, probably up in Whatcom County.

Western Washington Barn

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Bridges - Riverfront Park

I've always liked photographing bridges so now I have another excuse to continue. Joining the Sunday Bridges meme for the first time this weekend.

Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington - site of the 1974 World's Fair. The Pavilon and IMAX theater are in the center behind the two pedestrian bridges over the Spokane River.

Riverfront Park - Spokane, Washington

Linking to Sunday Bridges.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

InSPIREd Sunday - St. Aloysius

St. Aloysius Gonzaga is a 16th Century Italian Jesuit saint. He is the Patron Saint of Youth. St. Aloysius Church is adjacent to Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington - makes sense now!

Twin Towers of St. Aloysius Church

Linking to InSPIREd Sunday, a photo collection of churches and other religious architecture.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Friday's Fences - Say What?

My question is do they expect you to drive in through the front door to park?

Strange Parking Sign in Spokane, Washington

Linking to Jan & Jer's Friday's Fences.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Castle in the City

You know me...always on the lookout for another spire to photograph. We were in Spokane, Washington on Monday while our camper was in the shop for some work. Plans were made to have lunch at Anthony's at Spokane Falls. As we were driving to the restaurant, a very tall spire was spotted that required further exploration. After lunch, we walked the few blocks over to what is the Spokane County Courthouse. All I can say is WOW! What a beautiful building. From the ornate architecture to the glorious fall colors of the trees, I was impressed. It was like a mini castle in the city.

Spokane County Courthouse

Details on the Tower

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TwoFer Tuesday - Art in the Park

The park near my winter home in Minnesota has a few pieces of tree art. I am not sure if these are done by chainsaw, which I suspect is the case, or if hand carved. Either way, they caught my attention. I was not able to find any information on the web about the artist, Chad Smith, or story behind the art in the park.

Carved Bear

Closer Look at Bear

Musical Notes

Closer Look at Notes

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday's Barn - Snow Has Arrived

To celebrate the early arrival of winter in west central Minnesota, a barn from last year with snow. Yes, it snowed Saturday night but luckily I am in Washington for a week.

Broken - New York Mills, Minnesota

Saturday, October 19, 2013

InSPIREd Sunday - Holy Apostles

I spotted this church from the air when landing at Pangborn Aiport in East Wenatchee, Washington last month. I was curious because it was round, at least the main sanctuary was. While unique in shape, it reminded me of an old water tank that was re-purposed into a church. I doubt that is the case but I found the church to be rather cold feeling from the exterior. I guess is it not really my style of architecture.

Holy Apostles Catholic Church - East Wenatchee, Washington

Another View - Even Starker in Appearance (Hence the water tank feel)

Linking up with the InSPIREd Sunday meme.

Friday, October 18, 2013

More Fall Beauty

Inspiration Peak - Near Alexandria, Minnesota (The highest point in Otter Tail County)

Lake near Vergas, Minnesota

A different lake near Vergas

Country Lane near Vergas

Follow the Yellow Leaf Road - near Vergas

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Classic Hoodies

..And I am not talking sweatshirts here.

1935 Packard

1931 Rolls Royce (side view)

1940 Cadillac

1948 Cadillac

Antique Bentley (year unknown)

Taken at the Mahogany & Merlot Classic Boat Show in Chelan, Washington earlier this month.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TwoFer Tuesday - Squirrel TV

Outside of my condo dining room window is a very tall oak tree. I happened to look out the other day and saw two young squirrels playing in the tree.

I also noticed a hole in the tree and thought it would make the perfect nesting spot for squirrels. Sure enough, in and out they went.

This is going to be fun watching them over the next several months. My new favorite TV channel!

Tired squirrel? Nah, just happened to snap it at the right second.
Time for a snack

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bright Spot on a Gloomy Day

It was windy and rainy most of yesterday and put a damper on my plans to go look at the local fall foliage. I did spot this lovely scene, gray skies be damned!

Lakeside Fall Colors

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