Doors

Main Street, Spencer IN

This was a fun building in small town America. It houses a Thai restaurant which closes for the winter months and reopens mid May so we missed out on what I am sure was great food.   

Thanks to Norm, door lovers unite. 

design (winery)

Owen Valley Winery
Spencer, Indiana 5/8/2017

Indiana wineries are sprouting up everywhere.  While in Spencer IN we visited Owen Valley winery and purchased a Rhubarb wine which pleasantly surprised, a semi-dry tingle on the tongue. We also bought two dessert wines, Crimson and Cream produced from Catawba, Niagara and Cayuga grapes (grown in Indiana) and Ruby Red made from Concord grapes.  Ruby Red  tastes exactly like Welches.  

Spencer Indiana is 1 1/2 hours south of NE Indianapolis in beautiful Owen County.  McCormick Creek State Park is 6 miles from the winery. 

McCormick Creek State Park 5/8/2017

Toby

Toby has revealed in recent days a different side of his character.  Two weeks ago he was too shy to be known.  My promise garden has Toby spreading out and putting Chester behind him.  Despite the Doberman and Pit Bull next door, Toby jumps the fence and slyly meanders through the neighbor’s grass.  Curiosity trumps safety in Toby’s mind.  Jimmy the Pit Bull looks out the kitchen window and rapidly barks.  Josh lets him loose.  Safety trumps curiosity. 

Home, Toby goads Chester into a round of chase.  Garden playtime involves an obstacle course through favorite evergreens, a weeping willow, hedges of lilacs and viburnums. Exhausted, Chester calls uncle and both land at my feet. “Did you see me?” Toby purrs. Chester sits in the corner. 


Toby make-ups.  Chester seemingly does not hold grudges witnessed by their sweet sleep. Is Chester dreaming of revenge?

Brothers through thick and thin. ❤️

Morning rant on a sunny day. Pffft!


Gotta get it off my self.  My chest as some like to say.  These thoughts.  They say smile and the world smiles with you.  Well hell, why am I not smiling then?  And who are they anyhow?

Are you smiling? Perhaps I can find my smile too!

I am sure this rant will get longer in the future.  Like I said, “Gotta get if off myself. My chest and any other body part bogged down by the God forsaken world.”

Be well, J