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Deep Sea Diver - Cat

December 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

 

He is intrepid. I'm not sure what intrepid means but I'm sure this cat is it. He is going where no cat has gone before. He is a deep sea diving cat.

See the post previous to this one or message me about AI generated art.

 

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AI generated.


Clothesline in winter

December 14, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

We often see clothes hanging to dry outside in the snow. I wouldn't think they would dry well.

I know this family. They have a bunch of girls and one boy. That boy is the youngest. He has a lot of mothers.

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Fishing in a Mud Puddle... Vacation Bible School 1973

December 13, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

This is from Vacation Bible School in West Virginia in 1973. I'd made enough money doing factory work for a few years to take a summer off from working to do work in a small church in West Virginia. Unpaid, volunteer... they called us summer missionaries, but that was a title without attached substance.

Me and another fellow about my age were more or less "in charge" of this organized chaos.

We were very happy that the adults more or less took charge of vacation bible school. We had no idea how to keep those little hands and little minds busy.

We had the kids make fish from construction paper. Okay, so that part was planned. It went pretty well. Unfortunately making those fish only lasted about 15 minutes so we had about 3 hours to fill.

Oh let's go fishing! a spontaneous thought without regard for the consequences. Those (or that) being that none of the paper fish survived the fishing trip and could not go home as previously intended.

This is a scan of a 35mm slide. (an almost 50 year old picture)
 

fishing in mud puddlefishing in mud puddleThis is from Vacation Bible School in West Virginia in 1973. I'd made enough money doing factory work for a few years to take a summer off from working to do this.

We had the kids make fish from construction paper. We then went out side and found branches and tied the fish to the branch. We had MUCH time left over and nothing for those little hands to do. So we went fishing.

I don't think the kids had fish to take home as the fish did not survive the fishing expedition.

This is a scan of a 35mm slide.

©David L Arment


Amish Farmer harvests soybeans

December 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

You don't see Amish farmers harvesting soybeans very often. The harvester is obviously pulled by horses and it looks strange. (I have a picture of just the harvester... someplace).

Most, if not all their crops are consumed by the farm family or neighbors. Not much goes to market. So I'm guessing soybeans are good protein for livestock in winter.

In the fall and summer I ride my bike with a camera in the bag. I wonder if the bike ride is for exercise or a means to capture images. Which is the man purpose? I don't know and I don't care. (Which is the punch line for a joke... What is the difference between ignorance and apathy).

Leave me a comment if you have a second.

Thanks and have a great day.

 

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©David L Arment


The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

December 11, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

 

Where we live there is a bicycle trail called the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. They are working hard to improve it and it gets better and better each year as they add a section to the trail.

For us "English" it is a great way to be outside and ride your bike in the sun and be "close to nature". For our Amish neighbors it is something else. Take for instance the fellow in this picture. He has a wagon that he is pulling full of goods. To him the Pumpkinvine is a way to travel. Many get to and from work on their bicycles on the Pumpkinvine.

Thank goodness for the Pumpkinvine.

 

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©David L Arment


God relentlessly pursues His children

December 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

A few years ago we "camped" on a beach in the panhandle of Florida.

When we went to the beach there were these clouds. Magnificent, glorious, biblical in nature, clouds. Everyday they were there. 

A couple of years later, same beach, no clouds. How could that be? I just expected the same cloud filled sky and it was not to be.

Our expectations get us in trouble or leave us disappointed. 

So now to the verse. When I put a verse on a picture I always give the reference. Well apparently not always because there is no reference on this image. Anyone have an idea where this might have come from (what Bible verse)?

Thanks,

 

 

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©David L Arment

God relentlessly pursues His Children.


Love one Another

December 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

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©David L Arment


Bonneyville Mills early winter.

December 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

 

Bonneyville Mills is a county park near Bristol, Indiana.

This is a fun and educational place to visit. Especially educational if you go when the mill is open, which is in the summer months.

On one of our visits this summer I asked about electrical power generation. They said that there was water sourced electrical power here decades ago. Enough to supply 20 or 30 households. 

This area has lots of water and evidence that in decades past it was used to generate electrical power. Lots of old power plants in the Goshen, Indiana area sit on old "races".

 

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