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Beauty and the Bee-ast


I paid dearly to get this beauty a week ago today so I’m going to share it.  I just took my last dose of methylprednisolone thanks to an angry bee-ast that decided I was no longer welcome at the second most photographed scene in Parke County.

I like to visit Mansfield, Indiana, before and after the Covered Bridge Festival in October,  when there are very few people around.

Mansfield Roller Mill and Dam on Big Raccoon Creek in Parke County, Indiana.

Mansfield Roller Mill

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If I only had a brain …


I’d tell you how she did it.

October is one of my favorite months … aside from being my birthday month … fall colors, Covered Bridge Festival, wiener roasts, S’mores, popcorn balls, hayrides, jack-o-lanterns, ghost stories, haunted houses, howling winds, a pair of eyes glowing in the dark, and things that go bump in the night!

This sentry near the field behind my house was colorful but nothing to crow about. LOL. You see one, you’ve seen them all, right? So another Photoshop trick turned this not-so scary guy into a spooky treat. I used a black matte with pumpkin orange inner edge to show him off.

Same 4-H judges in 2009 commented, “This is really neat! A little hard to judge – especially since pic has been modified so much, but does look very cool,” and awarded me a blue ribbon. Go figure. (See Bluebird of Happiness post for more explanation.)