Monday, June 29, 2020

Step through a garden gate.....

Wouldn't it be wonderful to see what is beyond the gates?

Maybe this?


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On Saturday:

Didn't last too long, but at least we didn't have to water everything!

Yesterday was half and half with the sunshine:

Wild strawberries:

Back in the run - looking for treats:

Storm a-brewing:

Here it is:

Lasted about an hour and the power went out twice!
Was worth it - we got a good soaking!


Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday Night Steam

Thanks again to Pastor Bob!

You are going to love this! Lots and lots of steam and whistles!!

Canadian National No. 3254 is an S-1-b class 2-8-2 "Mikado" steam locomotive built at the Canadian Locomotive Company's Kingston Works in Ontario in 1917 as #2854.
It was used on the Canadian Government Railways hauling freight and passenger trains but, when consolidated into the government owned Canadian National, it was renumbered #3254.
When it was last shopped by Canadian National at its works in Allendale, ON, in February 1958, it was suddenly placed in storage and retired soon after.
In 1961, Willis F. Barron of Ashland, PA, bought the locomotive intending to operate it on a Reading Railroad branch that served Ashland but, by the time he had moved #3254, the Reading had already abandoned and dismantled the branch.
In 1982, Barron sold #3254 to the Gettysburg & Northern Railroad, which operated track between Gettysburg and Mount Holly Springs, PA. Once overhauled and reassembled, however, #3254 was too large and heavy to meet the Gettysburg's needs.
In 1987, Steamtown needed an operable, heavy-duty locomotive for its main line excursions. In the summer of 1987, the steam locomotive arrived at Steamtown after Steamtown traded Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 #1278 and cash for the 3254.

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Busy Hubby

Hubby got a ton of top soil to fill up all the  holes left by the stumps when the trees were cut down. Leveled it and put down grass seed. He worked so hard!

Power washing the truck after he finished:


Flowers on the deck:

Day lilies - we have hundreds of 'em!

This is the little bird that is filling up the birdhouse with sticks:

The gang under the deck:

Benji is getting white feathers on his feet!


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Please let me know if this video is working.... Thanks!

trying to 'get around' Youtube.....

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Fun facts!

Take a break and learn some fascinating facts about my favorite boid!


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Good morning!

The old laptop finally pooped out :o(  

Had to get a new one. It's has taken me several days to figure out how to get my stuff on  to this new one. It doesn't have a DVD player and I cannot transfer any of my pics and video to it. The are all stuck in  the old one.

On the new laptop I can download my pics to the blog but not any of my videos. Having trouble with the Play Memories program and YouTube. Trying to fix that problem, but my patience is  oh so VERY, VERY thin!

Anyhoooo..... Here are some pics that I can post:

A pretty sunset:

Some nice clouds:

Sunflower seedlings - I hope they make it!

Two tiny birds stuffed this old birdhouse with huge sticks:

Pansies growing UNDER the deck!

Benji's castle:


Friday, June 19, 2020

Friday Night Steam

Another delightful video from Pastor Bob!

Sit back and enjoy lots of steam,  bell and whistles!

Oh, how I miss those sounds....


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Thursday in Coopville....

 Saw this little fella from my bedroom window:

Some of the flowers:

And some basil:

The gang getting their afternoon treats.

They didn't get to go out into the yard at all - on Wednesday it took me 20 minutes to round them up.
Getting too old to chase them all over (besides - Hubby laughs at me!)


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

On ths day in History.....

The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York harbor!

On June 17, 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue, which was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland, became known around the world as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy.

Intended to commemorate the American Revolution and a century of friendship between the U.S. and France, the statue was designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi (who modeled it after his own mother), with assistance from engineer Gustave Eiffel, who later developed the iconic tower in Paris bearing his name. The statue was initially scheduled to be finished by 1876, the 100th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence; however, fundraising efforts, which included auctions, a lottery and boxing matches, took longer than anticipated, both in Europe and the U.S., where the statue’s pedestal was to be financed and constructed. The statue alone cost the French an estimated $250,000 (more than $5.5 million in today’s money).


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H/T to BW for sending!