Starts with “I.”
This letter wasn’t an easy one for me but I know as soon as I visit other entries I’ll think, “why didn’t I think of that?”
Starts with I: Island
This was taken on Whidbey Island in Washington State looking towards Camano Island. Washington State has several lovely islands to visit. Some you can drive to using bridges and others you can enjoy with a ride on a ferry.
Interesting scenes in Indiana that we don’t see here in Washington State.
Inside Rory’s looking out to the Puget Sound in Edmonds, Washington.
Parting shot: From Whidbey Island
Linking up with Tom for The Weekend Roundup “I”.
I’ll try and visit as many as I can this evening as Dear and I head out early again tomorrow morning for our 6 hour trek to Northeastern Washington with another truck and trailer load. This trip I’m following behind in one of our cars and we’re leaving it in Colville just bringing home the truck and trailer to pack up the very last load!
My last two churches from Ohio Amish Country happen to both be white. This first one is St. John’s United Church of Christ.
The name of this simple church is Holmesville Church of Christ.
I think the best feature on this country church is the belfry. We did not see any bats up there…
Bats in the Belfry: An antiquated term for insanity, madness. Belfry: the top of a bell tower on a church, where the bell is housed. Often infested with bats, who enjoy the darkness and seclusion of the place.
She’s got bats in the belfry, sqirrels in the attic, owls up in the loft.
Linking up to InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally.
One of the days we were in Ohio we drove to Charm, Ohio. These are some fences and farms we saw.
It was a wet day with a few dry spells, the very last day of September. And now it’s November already.
So far this is what November looks like here.
Facebook lit up last night and today about the Cubs winning the World Series in game 7. In general I’m not a baseball follower but doing something for the first time in 108 years is significant. I did manage to stay awake and see the outcome. I found these photos in my archives from my one and only time outside Wrigley Field in 2012.
Congratulations Chicago Cubs!
Thank you TexWisGirl for hosting Good Fences.
All of these signs were seen on a Sunday along the Heritage Trail in Indiana mostly contained within Elkhart County. The Pillsbury’s flour sign was in Wakarusa.
These last two signs are in Topeka, Indiana just south of Shipshewana next to Yoder Popcorn. There were a few places that would have been fun to explore but were closed on Sunday.
Linking up to signs, signs with Lesley.
Such a wet and drippy day here in the Pacific Northwest. Daughter and I had a fun several hours shopping at the Navy Exchange and Costco with a little lunch in between.
I really thought these corn shocks were cool.
“One of the most well-known ways of taking in corn is through shocking it. The first step is for the farmer to drive his team of horses, pulling a machine called a binder which cuts the cornstalks off close to the ground. The binder then makes bundles of corn which must be gathered by hand and stacked up in a teepee-style pile. Although the cornstalks are now dry, the corn is probably not dry enough to be stored safely. The whole idea is to prevent the corn ears from falling on the ground and absorbing moisture. When the corn is dry, it will be gathered on a wagon and either shucked by hand or run through the corn picker.”
I’ll be linking up to The Barn Collective at Tom the Backroads Traveler and to Mosaic Monday with Maggie at Normandy Life.
ht: Dutchman News
Central Christian Church in Elkhart, Indiana
Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhart, Indiana.
We saw these two churches and a few more on our Heritage Trail Driving tour while in Indiana the end of September. I’ll add a couple more here that were quick drive-by shots.
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, Indiana. Goshen is the county seat for Elkhart County and the following photo is the courthouse.
Linking up with Beth and Sally for InSPIREd Sunday.
Linking up to Good Fences with TexWisGirl.
Can you believe this is the last Good Fences for the month of October? Here’s an October fence from our own backyard taken on Wednesday. We are in the midst of some very sloppy weather here in the Seattle area! I took this shot from our kitchen window.
Happy end of October to all of you! Do you have a costume picked out for Halloween?
I’m sharing a series of signs seen while in and around Sugarcreek, Ohio, with the Mennonite Girls Can Cook.
We saw the signs that described Sugarcreek as The Little Switzerland of Ohio.
We headed to downtown Sugarcreek for our book signing at The Gospel Shop on Main street.
Sugarcreek is also known for having “the world’s largest cuckoo clock” which earned an Ohio Historical Marker.
All the shops downtown have facades that try to mirror a Swiss Village.
On our travels around this area we passed these smoke stacks several times and I managed to get a photo on one of our drive-bys.
Because of its abundant deposits of clay, Sugarcreek has also become one of the country’s leading makers of face brick. Its history goes back to 1910 when the Finzer Brothers Clay Company was started by the Finzer brothers, grandsons of Swiss immigrants who settled in Sugar Creek. Belden Brick, a company that originated in Canton, Ohio, bought the Sugarcreek company in 1946. Several of the buildings and many of the kilns that are used today were built and installed when the original company was founded in 1910.
I’m linking up to signs, signs hosted by Lesley.
We are a soggy mess here in the Pacific Northwest today. Looks like we’ll have to gather soggy leaves tomorrow. Hope all is well in your corner of the world.
Plain people are Christian groups characterized by separation from the world and by simple living, including plain dressing. This is a very simple definition of Plain People.
This is a photo full post with most of the pictures of Plain People I captured in the Amish/Mennonite Communities in parts of Indiana and Holmes County Ohio.
This photo is a drive-by snap of a Barn Sale.
Ending with this school yard photo of the children at recess.
I’m linking up to ABC Wednesday for P is for Plain People with thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger plus the ABC team.
Since these photos are mostly from farming communities I’m also linking up to The Barn Collective with Tom the Backroads Traveller.
Fall is living up to it’s name in our yard. Dear went out and rustled up all the leaves this morning and then the winds came and there are more leaves than before on the ground. That is the price we pay for the beauty of our changing seasons. It’s worth it.
As I type I’m watching more leaves fall and it’s a lovely sight.
While we were in Shipshewana Indiana we took a drive on The Heritage Trail to many small towns circling back to Shipshe. We stopped at this church in Bristol to take photos and found out it was a historic landmark.
Linking up to InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally.
We are having a slow Saturday here at this old house. Patio covers are removed and…
…we are just watching the leaves fall. How’s your weekend progressing?