September 16, 2014

Autumn-Approaches Reunion

Verona, Wisconsin, September 2014. The blossoms of the Peegee Hydrangea Tree turn pink when Autumn nears.

She loved babies.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, about 1969. My Dad's twin sister, Jonė, cuddles a new arrival. Her husband Kadis and her daughtermy Toronto Cousinwatch.

Thanks to my Toronto Cousin (*smooch*) for making this photo available to us.

The blog celebrates its third birthday today.

Last year, when the blog celebrated its second birthday, I promised to keep posting every day, and as long as I have photos. I renew the promise today.

Ha! I remember when I got excited about the fiftieth post.

Suburban Chicago, April 1963. I'm celebrating by drinking my favorite beverage, "50/50."

What brought you here?

September 14, 2014

Swiss Browns, in Three Shades

Near New Glarus, Wisconsin, September 14, 2014. We pulled over again to visit these beauties.

Moving Fast

Suburban Chicago, September 1959. I understand why my Parents installed a backyard fence.

Gigi was a good hostess.

Door County, Wisconsin, June 1981. My Mom's best friend, Donna, joined my Parents for the weekend. Donna brought Heidi, one of the Dachshunds. A patient crocheted the ivory, gold, and brown afghan for my Mom. We still use the afghan; Rex sleeps on it every night in his chair.

September 13, 2014

Lawn-Art Reunion

Taliesen Estate, Spring Green, Wisconsin, September 2, 2014. The exhibit changes frequently.

Fall Fishing

Downers Grove, Illinois, September 1963. It'll still be warm enough this year to go fishing.

A Closer Look (Part 6)

Kaunas, Lithuania, about 1925. I linger on this photo because it's the only one we have in which my paternal Grandparents, Tatjana and Vytautas, appear together (I exclude this composite).

September 12, 2014

Around-the-Corner Reunion

Lido di Venezia, Italy, April 1984. I didn't imagine this view when I planned my move to Venice.


Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, July 1967. This girl, a fellow tourist, and I became good friends during our Colorado vacations. She had a great sense of humor.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada, about 1950. Ceremonies can leave one parched.

Thanks to my Toronto Cousin for making this photo available to us.

September 11, 2014

Charming, Captivating, Bewitching

Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin, July 9, 2014. She's a bird on a wire.

Sweater Weather

Suburban Chicago, 1973. Gigi wanted some bundling, too.

A New Scarf?

Near Kaunas, Lithuania, about 1936. This is a friend of Suzanne.

Thanks to Suzanne's Granddaughter—my Kaunas Cousin—for making this photo available to us.

September 8, 2014

He looked back.

Glacier National Park, Montana, July 1968. Dad pauses to photograph the glacier.

Another Departure

Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, July 1962. We film another vacation departure. The best part of a vacation is the prospect of returning home.

Autumn Fashions

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Autumn 1950. This is another snapshot from the mystery event. There's a sign on the door—written in Lithuanian—announcing a dance event. I earlier posted more photos from this day here, here, and here.

Thanks to my Toronto Cousin for making this photo available to us.

September 7, 2014

It's time again for the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Yesterday, two friends and I returned to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson.

We started the visit by pondering some of the bumper stickers in the parking lot.

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We're not in Dane County any longer.

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One uses angora yarns to knit these Bohus hats.

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Angora Rabbits.

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Show Angora Rabbit.

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Although we saw many angora rabbits, the focus is on the sheep.

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We watched some herding trials. We said, "That'll do, Pig."

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The lamb looks like a creature that isn't big enough for its skin. Think Lamb Chop.

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Waiting for the clippers.

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Cooling off.

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I was excited to see these puppies.

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These are not Border Collies. These are English Shepherds from Goochland Acres/Asylum Farm. The breeder is doing a great job of preserving the line of these marvelous dogs.

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The doggie wearing the yellow harness is a heart melter.