Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 166 - first irises blooming this year

WOW - it's been a long time since I've posted here. Life kinda got away from me, but I'm going to try and at least finish the 365 days. Of course, they won't be consecutive :)

We had lovely weather last week and my first irises are blooming in my back yard. These are the "old fashioned irises" that came from my Grandmother's yard.

Weather has turned cold and rainy (but thank God there's nothing white falling out of the sky) and we WILL be warm again.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 165 - Cargill

Haven't done this in awhile, but this is where we used to buy corn for our goats. Took 3 drums in the back of the pickup and pulled up under the shute for them to fill it. Awfully lot of corn dust - had to be sure windows were up on the truck. You weighted as you went in and again as you went out, that's how they charged you.

I don't use that much corn now that I only have a few goats (though they're multiplying as I type). I buy it in 50 pound bags now.

My little pickup truck was so tiny compared to the huge trucks that hauled the corn to who knows where.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day 164

Another giant fishing lure. There are a lot of them, I need to get around and get a few more pics.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 163 - Large Fishing Lure

I know - this was originally supposed to be 365 consecutive days - but obviously I'm not going to make that - but will try for 365 anyway.

Today's photo is of a rather large fishing lure - did I mention Guntersville Lake is a great fishing lake. The Bassmasters hold all kinds of tournaments here.

This spring the Chamber of Commerce sponsored these lures and they're all along the walking trails. Individuals were allowed to come and help paint portions of them when they first went up.

SO, we'll be having pictures of a few of them for several days now....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Plus Day 162 - Old Citizens Bank Building

This lovely old building is downtown and was actually a bank when I was growing up. Then it encountered some sad times. A young couple finally bought it and re-did it. I understand now there are offices on the ground floor and they live on the 2nd floor.

I love old buildings and am so pleased when people restore them instead of tearing them down.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Plus Day 161 - Book on Amazon

Gosh, I guess I've intentionally/unintentionally taken quite a sabbitical in keeping this up to date. I had an experience today that encouraged me to go back to it. So, here we are at PLUS Day 161 and hopefully I can actually finish out 365 - though it's obviously had a little break.

This is the cover of a book that has just been listed on Amazon. It's the memoirs of my great-grandfather, Albert Martin Ayres I. And, I believe appropriate for this Blog, since he lived a big part of his life on Georgia Mtn. and lived in Guntersville while he was Probate Judge in Marshall County. I published it in 2004 as a gift for my kids/grandkids and the publisher has just listed on Amazon. I'd be shocked if anyone actually bought it, but it does have some interesting parts, and it was nice to see it on the "Big A".

At the urging of some online friends, I've started Memoirs and Family Stories Blog and will include some of the more interesting text from the book. So, if you're interesting in reading some of the book, check out the new blog.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Day 160 Frosty says - It's cold in St. Louis

....and there are strange things in the backyard here. I found a squirrel today and chased him but got really confused when he disappeared. Mom told me he went up a tree. I didn't know squirrels could climb trees. We don't have them in our yard at home because Belle chases everything out that might be fun for me.

And, in the yard here there are strange, barking dogs all around in the neighboring yards. They come right up to the fence and bark at me - but I bark and growl and let them know how fearless I am too!