Friday, March 29, 2013

End of March

March is winding down.
Looking forward to Spring and new beginnings.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Big Snow

We don't usually get much snow in March.
But we got walloped last night & today with 9 inches. 
A record.
Here's a look...




 Bo inSnow

Brodie in the snow

Sunday, March 24, 2013

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

We tore out the old raised garden beds and installed larger deeper ones.
Getting ready for planting season.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Go West - To the Eiteljorg

Just next door to the Indiana State Museum is the Eiteljorg Museum.
Its a museum of American Indians & Western Art.

 There were cowboy paintings,

Bronze sculptures

Western landscapes

Indian artifacts 


And totem poles

There was also a temporary exhibit of guitars.
This is a harp guitar.

A duo guitar

Lap steel guitar

 There were lots of celebrity owned guitars as well.
No mistaking who this one belongs to.

Jerry Gracia's guitar in front.

There were even some pretty neat guitar cases.
All kinds of guitars from tiny Hawaiian ukuleles to cowboy guitars to a Beatles guitar.

Monday, March 18, 2013

How to Spend a Cold Wet Day

Go downtown.
We visited the Indiana State Museum & it was quite interesting.

This sculpture is in the lobby.

The museum showcases everything Indiana,
 like this mastodon skeleton recovered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

There are representations of native animals from the past & present.

And reminders of our past

Not all of them good memories.

Included are depictions of our natural resources, like Bedford limestone,
 used in buildings such as the Pentagon, 
the Empire State Building & the Biltmore Estate.

 Famous Hoosiers were also noted.
Did you know Steve McQueen, Col. Sanders, David Letterman, Jane Pauley, 
Red Skelton, Florence Henderson, Cole Porter & Orville Redenbacher are all Hoosiers?

A popular exhibit is the Foucault Pendulum suspended in the spiral stairway.
It demonstrates the rotation of the earth.

Who knew Indiana could be so interesting?


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Blustery, But the Signs are Out There

Although the weather is still cold, windy & wet,
ther are some signs of Spring.

The mallards are starting to pair up.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spy Cam Surprise

I'd forgotten to take down the spy cam before our trip to Florida,
so I checked the chip today to find a pleasant surprise - the fox.

I'm surprised he's still around since coyotes are rivals and drive them away or worse.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Back home to Winter

We are back home just in time for a late winter storm.

Even the local muskrat was out .
Feels good to be home.

Florida Wildlife


 Snowy egret


 Royal Tern

Gopher Tortoise

 Brown Anole

 Snowy Egret, Anhinga, & Great Blue Heron


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Banyon Street on Boca Grande

Boca Grande has a street named Banyon Street.
The entire street is lined with stately banyon trees.

 It is a common site for weddings and photographs.

Spring Training

One activity that we planned was attending a Spring training game,
Tampa Bay Rays versus the Boston Red Sox.
Hubby finally getting to do something he wants!

Getting the field ready.
A balmy 86.