Saturday, May 31, 2008

Home on the (Indiana) Range

Yes, we have buffalo roaming on a small farm just south of town. This day they were close to the road where I could see them.

A View From Inside the Bridge

Looking from one end of the bridge to the other, it's hard to imagine two horse and buggies meeting in here. Let alone two cars, but I have done it!

Friday, May 30, 2008

A Flashback in Time

This old covered bridge, circa late1800's, spans the Eel River in my hometown. There is a new modern, concrete bridge just east of this one, but this is still driveable. It sustained an arsonist-set fire in the 1980's, but the citizens of the community rallied, had many fund-raisers, and with matched funds from the state, rebuilt it, and updated it with a sprinkler system. We are extremely proud of this landmark. We even have a "Covered Bridge Festival" each September.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where the Action Is

The Student Union at Manchester College is where the action is on campus. It has just been remodeled and added onto. Beautiful new facility.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Little Church in the Vale

This little country church near my hometown is a very active United Methodist Church. It is located on a quiet, county road. Coming towards it from the south, the road is a bower of trees with this church straight ahead. The road curves to the right about where I was standing when I took the picture.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Tribute

"America, America, God shed His grace on thee,

And crown thy good with brotherhood,

From sea to shining sea."

Lest We Forget

This old cemetery is the quietest of places. Truly the Spirit of the Lord is in this place.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

One-Room School

One of the few old schools still standing in my county. It's possible that my great-grandpa went to school here.

Good Old Alma Mater for Some

My mother, my daughter, and my daughter-in-law all graduated from here. I attended, but unfortunately gave it up before I finished. Sure didn't look like this when I went there.

Our Painted Lady

This old 1897 Victorian was once ours. We raised our children there. I even planted that tree!

Where I Worship II

A view of the ceiling under the domed entrance of my church.

Where I Worship

This is where I worship. It was originally built over 150 years ago, and we added on in 2006. It is a wonderful place filled with wonderful people all serving the Spirit of the Lord.

Guardians of the City

This "funky" mastodon is one of 102 around the city of Ft. Wayne. It was part of a Community Arts Project in 2004-2005. Several of them still "roam" the streets!

Coffee, Tea, Or Just Good Company!

Here's where to buy the best coffee in town. They roast their own beans. Great peppermint mocha!
Within five minutes of my house.

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Round Barn of Forggy Road

" Legend has it that a farmer died here. He wore himself out looking for a corner to pee in."
This is one of very few round barns left in my "neck-of-the-woods."

Old Railroad Crossing

Old Erie-Lakawana Railroad crossing near where I grew up.