I'm a notorious procrastinator. Can I really stick to the project? Can I post one photo a day for 365 days? The pressure is almost unbearable.

(I DID IT! I stuck to the original project and in 2010 I took two photographs every day, for two different groups! I'm going to continue to add 365 photos per year to this blog, but they probably will not be taken on consecutive days. That is too much to ask...)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

265/365 turtle trail

265/365 turtle trail, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I came home from work and Butch said, "You have to see this" and took me back outside and showed me this long, meandering path through the myrtle. A turtle did it. He saw the turtle in the driveway and looked for it again a while later and never saw where it went. (He made sure it wasn't in or near the road.) It really looks like he ate his way through the myrtle, not just flattened it. It was pretty neat, but I wish I had seen the turtle myself. A turtle in the myrtle. Dr. Suess's Yertle perhaps?

264/365 Crayons?

264/365 Crayons?, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Yes crayons. When I started doing the photo groups on flickr, several people from the "one object" group were also doing the "Sixty Four Colors" group and I kept seeing their pictures and thinking what a cool thing, but didn't want to join another one because the 365's were enough of an obligation. But every week there would be more and more fantastic pictures. Then Marti joined and sent me the link to the orange pix and I hemmed and hawed and ended up getting a box of crayons which meant I was joining yet another group. But the two 365 groups are almost in their last quarter. I don't think I will do a project involving daily pix again, I like the groups like the scavenger hunt, that sets no time limit, or the 64 group because it is a weekly obligation. I have loved doing the 365, but there are those days when you are scrambling to get the "11 o'clock photo".

263/365 It's a buggy world out there

I have no idea what this is.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


262/365, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

This little fellow was on the leaves of the bean plants in the garden at the farm.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Mushroom, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

The things you see when you look down on a walk...


We went for a walk by the pond today and kept seeing this large rust colored flying object buzzing around. I thought it was probably a dragonfly of some sort but it was quick and reddish and I've never seen one quite that color. It finally landed where I could get a good picture of it and it was beautiful. I think I am going to have to add a dragonfly book and a fungus book to my library of field guides. (I just bought a butterfly one on vacation.)


Maddie, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.



Casper making herself at home at the farm. She loves the big ottoman. And the sofa. And the futon...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


257/365 West Virginia sunrise, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Sunrise in West Virginia. Taken out of the window of the car going 70 mph down the interstate. It is my favorite time of day.

West Virginia sunset

West Virginia sunset, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

After the rain storm.

There was an alien siting here years ago

This is the sign around town for the festival. The green monster appears to be wearing a dress...

There was an alien siting here years ago

The locals play it up big with a festival on Labor Day weekend.


West Virginia rainbow, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

A Sudden downpour was followed by a lovely rainbow.

After dinner with Joe

After dinner with Joe, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Joe was Dad's best friend on the ship. We adore him and always go to see him in WV. (I had a goofy look on my face because I was trying to get the restaurant owner, who was taking the picture, to get closer to us. I think he just wanted to get the restaurant in the photo. LOL)

West Virginia

My car, and the view out the front of the motel. West Virginia is beautiful.

255/365 Bridge

255/365 Bridge, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I hate bridges, but am working on that. I liked the structure of this one. That is the truck carrying the bell.


Our WWII Sailors thank the Marines--or one Marine in particular.

There has always been a rivalry between the Navy and the Marines. When my nephew, Michael, who is a Marine (he isn't in the service now, but you are never an ex-Marine) loaned us his truck and helped to load the bell for the trip, he asked us to remind the sailors that "the Marines carried them this time". The sailor's were very grateful.

a work of art

a work of art, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I needed a work of art for my photographic scavenger hunt and this large statue outside of the Eiteljorg Museum in Indy was perfect.

Find the 'Bobs

Find the 'Bobs, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

253/365 In the trunk of the mastadon

After lunch in downtown Indy, a couple of us took off to visit the canal area. Outside the Indiana State Museum are these huge Mastodon statues. It seemed like the perfect place for a Diesel & Feezle pic.


252/365, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

We got the bell safely off of the truck and set up in the hospitality room. It was an adventure. We roped a couple of construction workers, one of whom had to have been about 6'8" into helping us. They seemed to have a good time and we were grateful for the extra hands.

Butterflies at the winery

Butterflies at the winery, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I haven't identified this one yet...

Butterflies at the winery

Butterflies at the winery, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Look how furry he is...

Tiger Swallowtail

Butterflies at the winery, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

One of the butterflies I have known the name of since childhood, only I don't remember who told me. The underside of the wings.

another view

your favorite color, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Of the Common Buckeye.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

This butterfly was beautiful and there were several of them I finally managed to get two pictures of them that showed their beautiful colors. (I'm partial to this particular shade of orange.)

251/365 euphorbia

251/365 euphorbia, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

One of the many beautiful plants at the Oliver Winery in Bloomington Indiana.

250/365 on the road again

250/365 on the road again, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Back in the car and on our way to Indianapolis.

Monday, September 6, 2010


The property we are on is on top of a bluff. I am afraid of heights so it's a disconcerting for me to be up there that close to the edge. It is still a long down from what you can see in this photo. But we go over and sit and just watch--the clouds, the birds, the ships. I was lucky enough to see a juvenile Bald Eagle this morning.


This ship was anchored off shore all day. We can only assume that it was due to the choppy water and gale force winds. The next morning we saw it in the harbor when we went into town.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


If you're reading the blog, you may notice a lot of individual pix as well as blog entries. It's sometimes easier for me to upload the pix directly from flickr so while I am on vacation I should be uploading more pix than normal. Lots to share! This was our first view of Lake Erie from our cottage. Huge waves!

We have a trail leading down to the water, but Butch opted to stay at the top while I went down a trail more sutiable for mountain goats. Thank goodness they had a rope strung between the trees!

But it was worth it when I got to the bottom!

If your are interested in seeing more, there are several more on my flickr page...

Ashtabula harbor

Ashtabula harbor, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I am standing right next to the Coast Guard station in Ashtabula Harbor. Lake Erie was really angry today with gale force winds, leaving local newscasters to say it looked more like the ocean than a lake. It did.


drawbridge, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

This is the drawbridge in Ashtabula harbor as seen from the downtown side.

drawbridge--day one

what we could see from the car, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I'm assuming the big concrete block you can see is some sort of counterweight.

Drawbridge--day one

This is the drawbridge as it is being raised in the air, you can see the road surface.

246/365 Seriously?

seriously?, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

People think the Postal Service is wasteful. Nosiree! This sign is hanging in the Postmaster's bathroom. I think the point of the sign was to drive home the point that you can't be a cheapskate and scrimp on the necessities, like paper towels. It went over his head I think. (Personally I wish all the bathrooms had air dryers, I think the use of paper towels is a huge waste anyway. But is sucks when we constantly run out.)


245/365, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I bought this magnet because, well, it's true and the pig reminded me of Casper.

244/365 another interesting rock

243/365 Hangin' with Casper

243/365 Hangin' with Casper, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Casper was waiting for her bedtime cookies.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


242/365 Casper's bedtime snacks, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

Casper's nighttime treats. Two Wet Noses Organic dog treats and her joint supplement. She has been on it for about three weeks and we are giving her an extra one for the first month to load up, so it goes as a bedtime snack.


241/365 Quite the fungus, originally uploaded by phlegmmy.

I think this is a Chicken of the Woods mushrom, Laetiporus sulphureus. If I'm right it doesn't bode well for this tree. The site I used to identify it says that it is a heart rot mushroom so if it is on the tree, the "chickens have indeed gone home to roost" and it means the end of the tree. It is a pretty cool fungus and rather large, and on a neighbors tree, not one of mine.


On Saturday we went to the local Celtic Fest and watched the weight throwing competition. It was pretty interesting to watch these beefy guys (mostly) and a couple of gals do this event. They pick up the weight. which has a ring attached to a chain for a handle. Then they swing it back and forth, some people swing it to the back then to the front and repeat. Then they spin around three times, building up centrifigul force and release the weight. The release is accompanied by a loud yell. I guess it's like grunting in tennis....The weights are various sizes, this one was 20 pounds, and earlier they used 28. This young redhead was walking over to the throwing area carrying the weight.


This little angel was a gift from my cousin Linda and is very special to me since Kimmy picked it out.