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When we do go out I tend to bring my camera.

Posted in Travel on September 10, 2011 by beadnfun

We did go on short journeys this summer and I took some shots while driving and if we happened to get out of the car.

I liked this building in Glascow Missouri.

Of course I love the old signage on the building.

This may be the front side of that building.  I have to inspect my little thumbnails closer.

More views on the other side of the street.  This is an overlook spot over the Missouri River.  Beautiful views from these buildings.


Also the site of Battle of Glascow from the Civil War.

I will read up on this Battle and give you some more details.

Thanks C.



When we were in Indianapolis.

Posted in Travel on October 4, 2010 by beadnfun

We decided to check out the racetrack.  After all our hotel was within a couple of miles of it.

Of course my photos will be rather blah compared to the grit of the dust, the crowds, and the roar of the cars.  Or of the crowds.

For us, casual observers it was enough to see this.  It would be nice to some day go to the race, but at least we got to see the stands.  From the outside.  From the road.  From afar.

Yes, I took this cruising down the road.

and this one.

And now for some different views.  I was proud of my camera for capturing these shots as we were moving down the road.  I love the camera.

Not only was I taking shot of the outside, I was trying to get the inside shots, at least from a moving vehicle point of view.  I got this one.

I’m just trying to find a few choice photos out of the 100 or so I took .

I can’t imagine being there with the crowds and the cars and the noise.

There is this little neighborhood with the tracks right in their backyards.  We decided to take some shots of it.

We drove around the entire block, but the further east access road was not as close so the shots were not as impressive, but I did take this shot when we got to the southern end.

And more of those crazy supersize photos.

Photo slight obscured by car parts.

And this is our last shot of the block.

We had a great time in Indianapolis together.  It was a real quick trip so we didn’t do the tour of the track, we just went there for a quick birthday party and rolled back toward town the next day.  It was wonderful to spend the time in the car with my husband instead of behind a desk at my job.

Thanks for checking in.


This weekend, we rented a car.

Posted in Photography, Travel on September 6, 2010 by beadnfun

We took a little trip.

We headed East.  Over the bridge to another state, and another.  It’s been a while.

Traffic was not bad at least when we traveled.  It’s Labor day today, so now the traffic is bad.

Not a bad shot, considering I’m in a car going 70 miles and hour.

It is the first time that I actually filled up my card in my camera.  Which was a shame as my volume was decreasing as we headed into St Louis.  And I had my computer to download but not the cable.  Dang the luck.  I made the best of it though.  I took photos with my phone.

So pardon the occasional shot of the interior of the car.  But I’m amazed I got some of these shots.  The canon takes great instant photos.

We saw this in Illinois.

And a lot of road like this, wood on both sides, and two two-lane roads.  Oh yeah we saw corn.

Lots of corn.

We made it to our destination.  And we got to see this.


All this was in a 1920’s neighborhood.

Blocks and blocks of these houses in Indianapolis.

We got to go inside one of them.  This is Barb and Jay’s house.

More in the next update.  Thanks for tuning in.


Art on Friday

Posted in Travel on July 25, 2010 by beadnfun

Actually it is Artrageous Friday and Saturday.  I was joined by my friend Mary and we did a little walking to the different parts of town.  She loves her art and it was a nice chance to show her some of the professional and lower key artist that have work in Columbia.

I was shooting this in the Catacombs, which is fairly dark there.  I was trying to get a casual shot of Mary, but I also had my micro lens on which keeps your field of view fairly tight.

She was talking with one of the photographers that has his work at Pure Gallery on Broadway.   I believe that we were in his studio when this was shot which is located in the Catacombs.  He is a friend of Woody, whom I took this photo of.

Yep tight shot.  And blurry!

I promise I take better photos.  Anyway Woody takes HDR photos, which are High Definition resolution Photography work.  His photography work is also at Pure Gallery.

I started out the evening though at the new bead store in town located on Walnut Street right next to Ernies.  So I’m talking about the area of Walnut and 10th Street.   The store is owned by Jessica Otterbacher and she helps people design and put together jewelry.  She also has some beads for sale as well.   Most of her hours are in the afternoons and evenings for those of us whom have day jobs.

She had a friend of hers bring in some extra beads for sale as well.

This is where Mary joined me and we went for our walk to the art.

They had a rave room in the Catacombs.

This lady sold the mosaic Frogs and vases in the previous photos.  Here she is putting the finishing touches on a wall ornament.

There were even Kittens there.

She said this one crawled out of the box after I picked her up.

But you know kids and kitten, some times you have to quick with the camera.

Almost…hold still.

Got her!  That’s the one!

This is the Walnut side of the Catacombs.  Now with a stage.

I even got a close up shot of the “Time Machine” that someone has created.

The last thing I took a photo on was David Spear’s artwork that now graces one of the corner utility boxes at Ninth and Broadway.  I was lucky enough to see his studio, where he had some other artists showing their work.  But Mary and I wanted to see the utility box and I snapped this photo as the light started to fade.

I know where you can see more of his artwork and that is hanging up inside the Wabash Depot on 10th Street between Walnut and Ash.  He has four delightful train themed paintings.

I had a great time showing Mary some of the town.

I will be showing you some more of my beading soon.!


100 years

Posted in Travel on July 22, 2010 by beadnfun

I took a few shots at the events to celebrate Wabash Depot’s 100 year anniversary.  I did forget to shoot a photo of the depot.  But I did get a photo of this fire truck.

Another view of the antique fire truck.

They also had a couple of antique cars.

1926 Model T?  I cannot say that is what this is for sure, but very nice.

This beautiful restored truck.

An interior view of the truck.

They had this gentlemen pulling kids in cars in a little home-made train.

Inside the catacombs, which once housed the cold storage for the Wabash Train Lines.   This is a model that one of the train enthusiasts had built

Celebrity sighting….this is Ron Widbin  doing a news story about the Wabash.

I was actually kind of tired, so I didn’t take as many photos as I had originally planned.  I had put in about 12-13 hours working, and then scooped ice cream for a solid hour and was finished.   And my light was fading as well.

Next on the agenda is Artrageous Friday.  I want to take some photos there, and also to check out the new bead store next to Ernie’s on Walnut.  The Bead Gallery.

Take care and Happy beading.


Recent flooding on the Big Muddy

Posted in Travel on June 26, 2010 by beadnfun

Last weekend we headed down to the river in Rocheport.  I love it there, My grandfather came from their and I think he built one of the houses there as well.  We knew that with the recent heavy rains that things were going to be really high down on the river.  So we took us a stroll and this is what we saw.

This is the bog…it is usually a little wet, but not like this.

This looked like a fairly massive tree, it helps that it looks bigger in its reflection.

This edge is usually a sand bar.  It was interesting to watch how the currents changed here, large trees floating downriver.

My attempt at some scenic shots.

Some crazy currents.  I could watch forever.

Some of the big logs going down the river.  Some of these were big, I just wish they had been closer to me.

It’s always beautiful at the river.  I just wish one of these days one of those old-time steamboats would turn the corner.

This is the other view of the trail.

Bluffs like this up and down the Missouri River.

I thought I got a better shot of this Trumpet Vine flower, but the light was starting to get a little low.  Guess I moved too much.

Thanks for checking in with me today.


Our Earth Day was re-scheduled.

Posted in Photography, Travel, Uncategorized on May 6, 2010 by beadnfun

So here in Columbia we celebrated Earth Day a week later because of excessive rain from last Saturdays rain.  It rained hard, very hard, and they didn’t want to ruin Peace Park just to have Earth Day.  We got almost five inches of rain on that Saturday.

So this weekend we went down to take some photos for you to enjoy.

Many folks were there.  Many people talked about how many people were there.  I thought it was attended like it always has been.

There were Dancers.

Costumes and lots of vendors.

This is Ruth…she does bead work like I do.

See what I mean.

There were Dogs, lots of Dogs.

I loved these guys….there was actually three of them.

This one was posing for me.   What a looker!

A pair of whippets.

Kids enjoying the creek.

Music in the park.

And one more fantastic view.

Then we spotted this, and I had to take a couple of photos.  This was parked on 6th Street, just on the edge of the perimeter.

So that was our walk down to Earth Day.  I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

Take Care