We were driving up to Heritage to see a movie when Denny really began to notice the icicles the different houses. He had told me a day or so earlier that when icicles were present it usually meant the house or structure did not have enough insulation. I remember seeing icicles when I was a [...]
What appears to be an ending may actually be just a bend in the road. So don't stop and don't give up! J. R. R. Tolkien wrote, "Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate."
It was easy to imagine this scene in the spring or summer with children playing and people sitting under this tree talking in the afternoon sunlight as the river (which is half frozen in this photo) rolls on and on and on.
We were headed some place other than where we ended up. In other words, we took a side road by mistake (we were looking for horses) and came upon a small field of sheep that were more than happy to pose for the camera.
Denny always has at least a couple of good stories for me when I visit him and his family. Last year, he talked about the value of beach glass as we drove around Lake Erie and photographed lighthouses. (He walked the beaches collecting beach glass while we took photographs.) This year, we stopped at abandoned [...]
Even when they are abandoned, Amish homes are peaceful and beautiful. The families do not allow photographs to be taken of their homes and families. We were able to get out and walk around this farm because the family had moved and according to Denny—our trusted guide again this year—this is not normal. We all [...]
Here's a typical snapshot of the American falls at Niagara taken from the Canadian side. In this photo, Bridal Veil Falls is on the far right. The observation deck over it is blueish in color because it is covered with thick ice. Even though it was a raw day and ice was hitting us in [...]
The old Mercer County courthouse near where we are staying provided the perfect backdrop for a snowy day. I love the ceiling on the courthouse porch, but I wonder what the color blue means in this part of the country. And the sign on the steps is telling everyone that it is closed. Below is [...]