This afternoon these pictures of an Amish barn raising came across our Facebook feed. As I scrolled through the comments, I noticed the photographer (Randy Fath) said he was fine with anyone wanting to share them.
He didn’t have to tell me twice….
As a carpenter, (from a safety perspective), I have mixed feelings looking at some of these images…
That is all I am going to say about that. 😉 DM
The Hula Hoop tree.
If you’re looking for a fun whimsical road trip idea, consider tracking down the Hula Hoop tree.
Here is a clue….it is located in Eastern Iowa…North of Iowa City, South and West of Dubuque.
No one knows who has been putting the hula hoops in the tree, nor why they are doing it. It is a local mystery. I occasionally pass the tree on a way to work.
This morning I saw on my face book feed a picture of the tree taken by a local photographer…Timothy Flynn. Apparently, the tree had also caught his attention. Here is a link to his business page
It is beautiful.
A work of art.
I was thinking that tree needed it’s own web page, so here it is.
Would love to hear your thoughts.
Mrs DM re-organized the closets again this weekend, putting all of the medical supplies in one area.
I received five bags of Starbucks French Roast (whole bean/ not ground) for Fathers Day ….. I didn’t have room for all of it on the regular shelf so I put it in the medicine cabinet.
This morning I told her about it. “Coffee has a medicinal role in my life.” I said with a smirk.
She said that was the perfect place for it! 😉 DM
The sweet unmistakable smell of freshly cut drying hay greeted me this morning when I woke up….. it reminded me of a Grant Wood painting. DM
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