Saturday, October 20, 2018

NORTON MOTORCYCLE



A NORTON MOTORCYCLE.

Back a few years ago a group of us got together every
New Years day to go for a motorcycle ride and lunch.
That is in North West Arkansas.  True, some years we
did not ride much further than to a place to eat.  And
other years a good ride after lunch.

Back about 2012 a chiropractor from Kingston, AR.
Joined us.  That is his Norton above.  I confess I have
forgotten his name and the model of the Norton.  But
to this old man a Norton motorcycle was a big deal.

Back when I was young [Early 1950's] the Norton
motorcycles were used a lot for racing.  They were
out of reach for most of us young guys, but were 
highly revered as a motorcycle.







Sunday, October 14, 2018

COVERED BRIDGE



We do not have covered bridges in this area.
That is what makes this one unique.

This one was built perhaps about five years 
ago near Clifty, Arkansas.  It looks like it 
only goes up to a house up the hill.

You might consider a covered bridge for a 
decoration to your home.  You know, a covered
bridge over your driveway to the garage.!!!





Saturday, October 13, 2018

HAY BALES




Thats hay?????
That's right.  Those are round bales of hay in 
long plastic wrappings.  I guess.  I have never 
gone over and punched one to see.

There are only two farms around here that are using
this way of storing the hay in the field that I have 
seen.  The rest of the farms are leaving it in the field
like in the image below, or storing it in barns or sheds.

I'll admit, it looks funny to an old timer like myself.







Sunday, October 7, 2018

UNINVITED GUEST


I walked out the back door one morning to find this.
It is one of the largest snappers I have seen in this 
area.  It no doubt came up to rob cat food or something.

Do you see that small hole in it's head just above the
eyes?  It lost a lot of blood through that hole.  Well, it
was close enough it would have been hard to miss.

What surprised me was the way it would keep going
even after loosing nearly all it's blood.  You can shoot
these things.  But don't get close to them until you are
sure they are dead.







Saturday, October 6, 2018

STOP SIGN




Found this over in Madison County Arkansas.
It appears that there are people in that area
that have trouble understand even four letter
words - if they are not cuss words.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

SALTON SEA




An areal view of the Salton Sea in Southern California.
The Salton Sea is a shallow saline lake located on 
the San Andreas Fault about 236 feet below sea level.

I understand that it varies some in dimension depending
on rain fall and crop runoff, but it is approximately 
15 X 35 miles in size.











Saturday, September 29, 2018

FAVORITE PICTURE



I know.
This picture does not fit my normal routine.
But when looking through my pictures I ran 
across this picture which is one of my
favorites.

The girl is one of my great granddaughters.
The occasion is that she dressed up to go to 
town with grandpa and buy her this Bible.

Back then the girl could have gotten me to
do anything for her.  But now she is in her
mid teens.  Lover her yet, of course, but at
that age - she can do it herself now.