Sunday, July 17, 2011

In the Good Ol' Days MyWorld

In days gone by, agriculture communities were built near railways.  At  harvest time farmers took their grain to these grain elevators.  The elevator owners would store the grain until the price was right and then load it onto rail cars for shipment to distant lands.  In the present day, the farmers store their grain in large bins on the farm, and when the price is right they take it via semi truck to a grain broker.  I don't know if the farmers ever know when the price will be right. They seem to always be waiting:  for the right price, right time, right weather. 

This grain elevator is abandoned and no longer used.  Trains pass it by, no longer needing to stop.  Time marches on.  We had to stop and admire this grand structure - the paint job was interesting!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Let the Harvest Begin - SkyWatch Friday

This past week the combines moved into the wheat fields to begin harvest.  Depending on the weather they sometimes work late into the night in order to get the grain off before bad weather spoils their profit. 
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Golden Days of Summer MyWorld

The wild lilies are in full bloom.  This particular stretch of road had lilies on both sides of the road for about half a mile.  They seem to be really beautiful this year.  Maybe I have just slowed down and appreciate them more this year.  Comes with age - or maturity....whichever........
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Family Fun SkyWatch

I noticed that many of these old steam engines seem to have the entire family enjoy them - working and playing together. Between chopping wood, feeding the fire, and filling the boiler with water - there is something for everybody to do. I enjoyed watching them hard at work; running the saw mill and thrashing wheat. And of course, they have to blow their whistle and see who is the loudest!
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bottle Trees

Some folks have say that "money grows on trees" but really now - bottles on trees. Rare antique collectibles at that! Humm......

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fun on the Fourth

What a great day. We spent the whole day celebrating our freedom by garage sailing. Drove 250 miles of back roads. This sign gets the award for most creative. Came home with a car load of treasures. It's back to work tomorrow.

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