I just had to start my week with another shot at the chimney. You can actually tell what it is in these pictures. The top one was made with a zoom and the bottom with the lens that came with the camera. Definitely a noticeable difference in last weeks chimney and this one. This wooded area kind of gives me the creeps. Especially after dark when I come through here.
Don, top picture, is another one of our lunch bunch and I did not get his picture when I did them a couple of weeks ago. Don's significant other has cancer and is barely hanging on. He is sleeping at the hospital and working....and he runs to the hospital several times during the day. SueEllen, is beautiful woman who is now down to about 80 pounds and it is taking it's toll on my friend and colleague. We have all become a support group/lunch bunch. Trina has a mother in law with dementia, I have momma, Don has SueEllen, and we are all veteran teachers and we care about each other. It is a nice thing to work where people care. Today was inservice and we did not have to eat at school....so we went to The Shoppes of Queen's Attic to a new little cafe that has just opened there. Mary, Trina and I ate lunch at Cake and Coffee Cafe. The Shoppes of Queen's Attic is a really cool place with really neat little boutiques. It used to be a huge antique store....but it burned. Back to the lunch. I had quiche lorraine and Mary and Trini had panini's. The menu was limited....but the food was excellent and they are open for breakfast. I will have to try that one morning.
Tuesday we bowled. We were supposed to bowl on Monday....but Mae Lynn and I refused to miss bible study again! So the guys decided we could bowl on Tuesday. Frank and I had a good bit of time to kill between the end of my day, seeing my mom, and eating supper. I had not made a picture yet so we drove downtown to get the big fountain...and as my luck holds. It was not running....but the little one was so we went by there and grabbed a shot of it and Carlisle Drugs across the track. Carlisle's still has a soda fountain and makes the best lime freeze in all creation. If you are ever...in Alex City during the week....stop buy and have one. They are still hand squeezed and everything!
On my way home Wednesday I saw this barn from Hwy 22. I had to get a picture because it had just been facelifted. They painted it and the roof. I think it looks nice even though it is partially hidden from view. While I was taking this picture I found this old building a couple of hundred yards down the road. It was used to dispense seed or hay....or something at one time. It was pretty interesting. I wanted to get out and go investigate....but...number one I was alone...and number two I did not want to get shot. Besides, Frank is in Atlanta for the night staying with Randy....so if I were to get in trouble....I would be on my own.
The moon was awesome on Thursday night. I just had to get a picture of it. I discovered that with outdoor portrait did not blur the picture and I also discovered just how far I can actually send the zoom part of the lens. It was an interesiting day all in all.
Mary and I went to Hobby Lobby in Auburn on Friday night. Positioned between Waverly, AL and Auburn there is this great barn on the right side of the road on Hwy 280. It sits at the top of a hill so majestically. By the time we made it there....it really was to dark to do the barn justice....but here it is. The bottom picture kind of reminds me of Sister Bertill on the Flying Nun....and old 60's sit-com with Sally Fields. I am going to go back one day when there is more light and redo this set of pictures.
This is me playing around with lighting, color and shape on the new camera. I did not do a church sign this week because Frank was out of town....and all the churches between Rock Mills and Alex City still had their same signs up. Come on people Get Those New Church Signs Up! See you next week. Same bat time and channel. Have a blessed Sunday!