Homemade From Grandma/SundaySampler

Sunday Sampler

Just a sampling this Sunday of Mother’s crafts she’ll have at the next craft show. See these and more items at Windsor,Missouri September 3. Local folks, hope to see you there!

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Paths/WPC

Narrow

Narrow Paths in Central Missouri.

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Garden path, Downtown Blackwater, Missouri

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Missouri State Fair Highway Gardens, Sedalia, Missouri

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The Katy Trail, Pettis County, Missouri

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The Bend/WordPress Photo Challenge

Curve

Flat Creek

Growing up in the country, you sit by a creek and always wonder what’s around that curve ahead; better known around here as “the bend”.

Hope all you dads out there find the perfect fishin’ hole this Father’s Day weekend.

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Turkey in the Straw/ WPC

State of Mind

So this week, share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button on your camera or phone.

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We’re takin a Sunday drive and it’s pretty brisk outside the truck. Saw plenty of photo opportunities if you wanted to freeze your tail end off. But I did not. Forgot my jacket. Lo and behold we see something stirring out the passenger window. The turkey are in the distance getting ready to go behind that stand of trees. The sun is in my eyes and I have no idea if this will even turn out a photo since I can’t even see the digital screen. But I do know this song was on my mind…..

As I was a-gwine down the road,
With a tired team and a heavy load,
I crack’d my whip and the leader sprung,
I says day-day to the wagon tongue.
Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay,
Roll ’em up and twist ’em up a high tuckahaw
And twist ’em up a tune called Turkey in the Straw.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Whether it’s the Weather

Circle

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I promised a friend from Canada some pictures from our home here in  Missouri. It has been in the news this past week with all the flooding. Searching out the circle we call “Sun” in this photo. No flood waters here.

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No flooding here either. Just my dream home off in the distance. If only I had a few million dollars.

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This is the city of our destination that particular day.The state capitol of Missouri, Jefferson City. (Pardon my unleveled hand)

 

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A view from the vehicle window because it was too cold to get out and walk around while waiting for Ron at the DMV (department of motor vehicles). I kind of like this photo.

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I just knew we’d see flooding on the Missouri River crossing the bridge, but nothing was unusual other than a bank full river. Good thing or this bridge crossing probably wouldn’t have been do-able. It heads right into the river bottoms. Not the best place to be during a flood.

To see many pictures of the flooding, I suggest Googling, “2015 Missouri flood pictures” Plenty to see. I am personally glad I didn’t see much.

My prayers and thoughts with all the victims affected by this tragic event.

It’s A Winter Warning– WordPress Photo Challenge

My mother has been searching High and Low for walnuts this year. She’s single, retired, a stroke survivor and is instrumental in teaching my sister and I the meaning of being frugal. Those walnuts are a way for her to supplement her income. So in the evenings and on the weekends, we help her search favorite spots for the fallen nuts. This year has been slim pickins. A late frost and a very rainy spring has resulted in a small harvest.

For the photo challenge theme, Careful, I have a forecast for this winter in the form of these photos.

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Maybe you’ve noticed the hornet’s nest? And how high it is?

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In my mother’s words, “I’ve never seen one so high! They must be preparing for a snowy winter.”

She’s heard all the old-timer’s tell their tales and superstitions.

I believe she’s become one of them old-timers.

So there you have it. A nest preparation by a swarm of hornets warns us to be Careful this winter. We’ll see if they are correct.

Reported pipeline explosion rocks parts of Missouri

Woke us up in Sedalia, 15 miles away. Thought there was an earthquake or something!! You could hear the roar from the fire for 10 to 20 minutes afterwards. Praying for our friends and family in that area as well as the emergency crews on duty. Stay safe!!

FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports

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HOUSTONIA, Mo. — An overnight explosion at the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company near Hughesville, Mo., in Pettis County lit up the sky for miles early Friday morning.  Fox 4 viewers from more than 30 miles away reported seeing the fireball in the sky.

A spokesperson from Panhandle Eastern says a 30-inch pipeline ruptured just before midnight, causing the explosion. Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. is about 90 miles from Kansas City.

No injuries were reported. Three homes were evacuated, but by mid-morning on Friday, the residents had been allowed back in.

“The gas has been rerouted from this area so there will be no impact to customer deliveries. The company and the appropriate regulatory agencies will conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident,” wrote Vicki Granado, spokesperson for Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co.

Investigators are still working to determine was caused the explosion.

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