Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This and That

 Dawn getting her exercise. I love her bike. she is artistic and so it will get some more decorations. 

Sam Fisher and John doing some visiting. 

 It is Wednesday night and so the Shuffleboard is being used.


The ending of another beautiful day.

Monday, August 25, 2014

An Evening at the Park

Tonight at the park there was a police car, a U-Haul truck, Enos Bontrager's car and Tim Miller's motorcycle parked out front. Under the pavilion people were in two groups, them and us. I biked past the them group to get to the us group. I don't have names for the them people but in the us group were Enos & Tim, plus Reuben Yoder. The cops were called because of a verbal fight and the instigator had to leave the park. 

This all happened before I arrived, so we did some good visiting. The most interesting pieces of information I gathered was that 40-50 years ago in a certain Mennonite group they had a spit bowl up by the pulpit so the preachers could spit their tobacco juice. This was just a common everyday thing as during that same time-frame an Amish bishop from the mid-west used spit on the floor, and smash the spit ball with the sole of his shoe and rub in into the floor for good measure or for whatever reason. That is just how life was back then...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tonight's Bike Ride

 After two days of thunder storms the landscape has changed. This is down by the creek. Already this last week the foliage in the creek is dying. I never did figure out if it was sprayed so it will die, or if it is just time for a natural death. 

 There is a bit of debris in the creek.
 I have no idea what is in this granite bowl.

 Beautiful storm clouds.

One of these days this old pine tree will be cut down. Yesterday a few dead branches dropped due to the high wind and pouring rain we had. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday's Shuffleboard Tournament

 Right side...

Left side... I never stay long enough too see who wins. When it is too dark to take pictures I head for home. Most every time there are a few new or different people playing, plus the regulars. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boiled Peanuts and Pizza

 Today from 4-6 PM Stephen Borntrager served Boiled Peanuts and various samples of pizza, using his spices. These kettles are the peanuts and Emma made the pizza.

 A group of five stopped in for the samplings.

 A sampling of three spices. One piece was Emma's pizza and the other three each had different spice combination.I had a hard time deciding which one I like the best because I just like spicy foods.

The different spices lines up in a row.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Evening Musings

This is my Sunday evening photos when I bike where ever I want to bike. These are the times when nobody is on the streets. 

 Be ye fruitful and multiply... 

 The Grass is always greener on the other side... but I would hate to jump this fence.

 These two sheds have an issue between themselves.

 A Cover-up

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pinecraft Florida - 2015 Calendar

 The 2015 Pinecraft Calendar theme for the coming year is "Children". I chose this picture for the cover, because without young parents visiting Pinecraft, there would be no little children. There would be no children to play in the park, whether it is playing basketball, or taking her baby doll for a walk. The March picture is Daddy taking a walk with his two little children on the banks of the Phillippi Creek. 

The February, September, October and December months children with their parents are fixing to return home. Vacation is over and it is time to return to normal.  
Both Yoder's Amish Village and Der Dutchman's in Sarasota carry the calendar in their gift shops. I also have them on the back of my bike. 

Mail order is $18 each. This price covers the shipping. 
Make your check payable to:
Katie Troyer
3422 Schrock St
Sarasota FL 34239