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Today was a good day- Weekly Photo Challenge

June 25, 2015.

The challenge was to create a gallery of a good day.

I tried the MESH app recommended for the challenge but was incredibly frustrated using it.  Will wait until they work out the bugs.

Here is a regular gallery of Today was a good day.

The story of June 25th has an introduciton  with a late afternoon (6/24)  photograph of Laura and Maura.

 

Carousels in Columbus OH and Ligonier PA

I missed National Carousel Day on July 25th but have seen two beautiful carousels in the ten days or so.  Idlewild Park was last week and the Grand Carousel at the Columbus Zoo today 

The lead horses look similar – http://www.carouselfigures.com/id250.html

Idlewild Park Carousel in Ligonier PA is first. Built by the Toboggan Company in Philadelphia 

  
   
And celebrating Michaels tenth birthday at the Columbus Zoo today 

Carvings by Marcus Illions from Lithuania who did the Coney Island carousel 

http://rutheh.com/2013/06/19/coney-island-carousel-restored/

   
    
 

Double Digits Today! Happy Birthday Michael

Michael Joseph is 10!

Likes LEGO®, Star Wars, Tin Tin, chess, swim team, dogs (especially Airedales). He’s kind, loving and creative.  He likes to laugh and make others laugh. He has a serious side.  I remember the day he was born in Florida, a decade ago. He’s a Gators fan.

Michael and Murphy were the first posted photo on the blog 6 years ago.

 

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With new cousin Charlie and sister Anna

Anna Captures First Signs of Impending Fall

She was in the passenger seat. We had just left Laura’s. The traffic was backed up for the railroad crossing.

She caught the tree with the formerly green leaves, now rust colored.  Don’t want to see the summer end. 

  

If you’re an arachnophobe, don’t look! 

From Kristin in Florida – guest blogger

“These are everywhere in Florida right now. Both these webs are on my front porch. Large spider is female. Small one male. Yikes!”
Banana Spiders aka  Brazilian Wandering Spiders https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_wandering_spider

(Scientific name: Phoneutria nigriventer)  

    
    
 

I’m not saying “eat them”

-just sharing what products caught my eye on Columbus shelves when Laura and I were out for the afternoon.

A conglomeration of color and taste.

I recommend the sriracha movie my son showed me.

  

this is beer

 

Light Differences

   
 

Zucchini Three Ways

Arrived in Ohio this afternoon. 

Vegetable soup. 

Poor man meatballs (no meat)

And grated carrot,zucchini, with garlic sautéed in olive oil. Salt and pepper
  

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

Creepy.

fish in ChinatownFish as viewed from the sidewalk in New York City, Chinatown.

 

Watching the Round Up at Idlewild Park

A wonderful summer day.

We did NOT ride the Round Up but the spectators are in line at the Tilt-a-Whirl.

Round up

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