On the road to North Carolina

We are back from a trip to North Carolina, via Indiana.   First we stopped and saw friends near Indianapolis, where the only picture I thought to take was of a chair back.

chair back

Then on to Southern Indiana to check on the progress of another friend’s house.   It is going up very fast, they’ll be moving in in no time.

new house

Well, pretty soon, anyway.

doug angela

We move on, and spend a night at a lovely motel, just south of Pikeville, Kentucky.   They replaced their swimming pool with a beautiful fountain, I was happy someone tried to make her decent so we didn’t have to look at nudity.

fountain

I think she’s out here because she’d rather take a shower in the cold outside rather than risk encountering the fungus in the shower in the room.   I considered joining her.

Where I stood, waiting for growth

feet-pots

I stand in front of some pots filled with dirt and some old seeds I still have laying around.   Maybe they’ll come up, maybe not.   Today, I feel lucky.

pots

C’mon, guys, you can do it!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

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Spitting Cobra

Surely, the spitting cobra is deadly.   But Shirley, this spitting cobra, just wants to be left alone.   She can spit venom in her victim’s face, even as far as 10 feet.   The venom will blind you, so watch where you step.   Shirley just wants to sleep all day, and wakes only to slither around looking for small mammals (or as she calls them-food) at night.   We’ll tip toe away and let her be.

brook trout

I think Ambrose is a particularly pretty brook trout, he has very good coloring.   Ambrose lives in a very nice quick moving stream, he likes eating insects and worms, with an occasional small fish.   He will get brighter when he’s ready to spawn.   Ambrose is 14 inches long, and kind of a loner among his kind.   He has until winter to find a girlfriend, he will make some girl trout very happy, if she takes the time to get to know him.

Blackbuck

This is a blackbuck antelope, blackbucks are near threatened.   Robbie is doing quite well, he’s living in a preserve in India.   Blackbuck’s aren’t real large, they find their safety in numbers.   Robbie only weighs 38 pounds.   Robbie and his friends do not remember the huge herds of years ago, they are a herd of 18.   They have a defense I can relate to, they run at the slightest concern.   They can leap 20 feet, and reach speeds of 50 mph.   Robbie is very proud of his twisted horns.   You would be too if you had them.

Where I stood, welcoming spring!

crocus feet

Here I stand by sad little crocuses, that were happier a couple of days ago.   Don’t worry, fellas, spring is here.   We might get more snow, but the end is in sight.   Enjoy it while you can.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.