Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Early morning at my sister/brother-in-law's farm. Morning fog rolls across the "Bodies of Water," Theme #29, as the sun peeks over the edge of dawn.


When the sun warmed water of the farm lakes meet the cooler air of an incoming storm, the "Temperature," Theme #317, difference creates a cloud of vapor that seems to have a life of it's own.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


He's at his finest from 3 to 6AM. Toothless grins, wordless cooing and oh-so-cute finger grabbing.

The kid, not Mr. L.

The big yawn is another of his tricks guaranteed to bring a big "AWWWW..." from us. Don't let it fool you into thinking he's "Sleepy," Theme #288. He's just playing us.

Monday, May 25, 2009

GRIN, 137/365

A full tummy, a warm place to snuggle and the security of his grandpa's arms. Reasons enough for a guy to fall asleep with a "Grin," Theme #130, on his face.

He's 4 weeks old now and he knows he's got us whipped.


Our new mommy is getting a much needed full night of sleep, leaving us in charge of the wee hour feedings. It's been a while since we did the filling and fixing of 3AM bottles! "Weights and Measures," Theme #355.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

LINES, 135/365

Seen at a Dairy Queen in Beavercreek, Ohio....the parking lot "Lines," Theme #172, are painted ice cream cones.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

SPORT, 134/365

The greatest spectacle in Motor-"Sport," Theme #299, here in miniature form. The 24th running of the Bunker Hill Elementary Mini-500. One hundred and thirty handmade cardboard cars raced around a grass "track" by 130 eager first graders. A look at the field of entries for this year's race.

ROAD, STREET 133/365

Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 500 Festival Kid's Day and Rookie Run is where the Indianapolis 500 Festival takes a day to celebrate children. Thirty thousand kids and their parents pack the circle downtown for the free games and give-away booths. Three thousand of those kids participate in the Rookie Run.

The course ranges from two city blocks long (one up, one back) to 1/2 mile up and back by age group.

I stood in Meridian Street to catch the beginning of the heat when our grandson ran. There's something about getting to run smack down the middle of the "Road, Street," Theme #262 , that just appeals to a 7-year old boy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

AWARD, 132/365

Miss Haylee is very proud of her medal. She won this "Award," Theme #16, by competing in The Rookie Run as part of the Indianapolis 500 Festival events.

I love the Rookie Run because every child who races receives a medal and every racer wears bib #1.

STAIRS, 131/365

From the spillway to the roadway above the dam, there are 186 "Stairs," Theme #301 .


"From Ground Level," Theme #111, it took only moments for 130 balloons to disappear from sight.
(From the environmental side, it may be much longer before they disappear. I have some concerns about balloon releases...)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

HEIRLOOM. 129/365

Family "Heirlooms," Theme #146, current and future.
I love that I couldn't get a shot of my grandmother looking up at the camera; she was too mesmerized by her newest great-great grandchild.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


"It's Saturday Morning," Theme #161, and coaches all over are trying to herd in energetic spirits before soccer begins for the day.


Taking a cue from Tammy Chesney and her soccer grandson Joshua demonstrates the "Jumping, Leaping, Bouncing," Theme #162, aspects of soccer.

Monday, May 11, 2009

WATER, 126/365

A couple pauses along the walking path to look across the"Water," Theme #353, as the sun begins to rise.

HANDS, 125/365

One tiny hand clasps the little finger of his paternal grandfather's hand.

VAPOR, 124/365

Construction in downtown Indianapolis brings a "Vapor," Theme #348, cloud early on a chilly morning.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

AGED, 123/365

She's 97 years young. Our family treasure. She's buried 2 husbands and 2 daughters-in-law. She still "moms" the sons she raised and she's our go-to source for how to get stains out of a tablecloth or take the sting out of a bug bite.
She's played girls basketball in the Kentucky State Finals, driven a taxicab and been "Miss Annie" to hundreds of schoolkids through decades of teaching in 2 states. Six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren later she's still thrilled by life, especially new life.

It was worth 8 hours of driving yesterday to introduce her to the newest great-great-grandson. I marvel that I am introducing my "Aged," yet ageless, grandmother to my own grandson. It is, indeed, a moment captured in time.

Friday, May 8, 2009

SEVEN, 122/365

"Seven," Theme #277, little turtles sunning on a log. In a bog.


From the bright green grass to the blooming dandelions and the goslings marching across the lawn, it's "Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign," Theme #282, that spring is in full swing.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Their first family portrait. A "Sentimental, " Theme #276, glimpse of Day One.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

GREEK, 119/365

Grand Prix week on the Purdue University campus. The last big blow out of the school year before it's time to seriously hit the books for finals. The "Greek," Theme #128, houses on campus had their waterslides up and there was some serious fun in the works.

SUNDAY, 118/365

Last "Sunday," Theme #310, was the First Communion Mass at our parish. Father Patrick gathered all the children around for his homily.
Our little darling (god-daughter) is the dark haired cutie on the right side of the priest, scratching her ear. It was a real feat to get her in that white dress and beaded headband!

HUMOR, 117/365

At last, a blog post that asks this critical question...

How many moles does it take to fill a 50 pound bag with dried mol-asses?

I need to get something to occupy my wandering mind while waiting in the truck at the feed store...Feed store "Humor," Theme #154.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

GENTLE 116/365

Mr. Lorri and our new grandson are a picture of "Gentle," Theme #120, contentment.


A mother duck and her ducklings, find their peaceful game of "Follow the Leader," Theme #105, interrupted when a goose attempts to chase them from the pond.


A goose down roof line? Roof-top alarm system?

This goose is a great addition to the "Architectural Detail," Theme #13, of this home. He fit in well with the whole design and almost looked like a metal weather vane. Plus he served the functional purpose of calling out loud alarms just in case the occupants had over slept.