You Can’t Look Away

More yard art down the block from Laura’s house. In the afternoon sun. An eclectic mix. A few crops below, so you don’t miss the details. I took just one quick shot cause I wanted to get home before dark.

The Overall view
Details of Barbie car passengers
Yes, there’s a crocheted vehicle
Bowling ball garden
Mr. Magoo among the Dwarves

Mechanical Bank Yard Art

Spotted Monday afternoon, as I got into my car. I was leaving Columbus to return home to Pittsburgh. You know I’ve got that July Fourth birthday as an undercurrent theme so it caught my eye. I might be one of the few people who own an Uncle Sam nutcracker. It looked like the kind of item one would take to The Antique Road Show for appraisal but there it was, glued to a stone.

Mt. Rainier Above the Clouds – Guest Blog

Today’s guest blogger is 8 years old, starting Third grade in the fall. Wow! Look at this photo she took from her flight’s window.

Thanks Ellie, for allowing me to share your shot of Mt. Rainier, Washington. If you hit the link on the name you’ll see it’s also known as Tahoma or Tacoma, I looked up the elevation and it’s 14,411 feet (4,392 meters)

Have a wonderful vacation and thanks for sharing your photo today. Your grandma has been a blog follower and good comment writer for years.

Park Bench Memorial

Monday morning we went to the playground in Upper Arlington. Ohio. Charlie and his friends didn’t mind playing in the heat but I found this lovely bench in the shade. As I sat and knit on a sock, I noticed this plaque in the cement. I don’t know who Cornelia R. Pond was but her son Jim took good care of her and donated the park bench in her memory.

The Snowman of Portersville – Guest Blog

Our family friend Shuey has done it again. Sent photos that create a guest blog post. He’d driven his motorcycle up from Niceville Florida.

“I rode up to be a motorcycle safety volunteer for a charity bicycle event running out of Seneca, PA. It was in support of MS research and I monitored traffic at an intersection to facilitate travel for over 300 cyclists riding a 75 mile course. Weather was decent last Saturday and I think everyone had a good time. The route was quite hilly and twisty; these were serious riders.”

Last Saturday Shuey captured the Snowman after his volunteer duty was completed.

The Snowman of Portersville

The Snowman is a one-of-a-kind, 13-foot tall custom built roadside attraction originally from New Mexico. In 2013, he found his permanent home right here in Portersville, Pennsylvania.”

“If you’ve followed the blog you might remember the top post of 2012 was Shuey’s guest post of the stunning Barred Owl

Millersburg Ohio Signage

Parking sign in front of Miller’s Dry Goods Store. Millersburg, Ohio

Seen Saturday afternoon, after purchasing quilting cotton fabric at Miller’s Dry Goods. I’d done mail order from the store this past year during the Pandemic and wanted to go in person. I changed my route home to Pittsburgh from Columbus Ohio after visiting my family last Week. More quilts in mind.

Millersburg Ohio is in Holmes County click for more history about Ohio Amish Country History and Traditions.

Millersburg is a village that serves as the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio United States located 66 miles (106 km) south of Cleveland.”

Here’s an article of 15 things to do if you decide to visit Millersburg. I’ll have to plan another trip to see the cheese factory.

Turkey Vultures, Waiting

Turkey Vultures .

They are sitting at the playground and picnic area of Alum Creek Dam Park in Ohio. Although I’ve returned home to the Burgh I wanted to post these photos. They look a bit ominous to me.

On the swing set
The garbage can
Atop the picnic shelter
On the roof