Sunday, December 31, 2006,10:21 PM
last day of the year
Last day of the year, and what a dreary day! It has gotten cold and cloudy --- the river looks depressing! Maybe tomorrow will look better. :)
Saturday, December 30, 2006,4:47 PM
Nothing special about this -- I was leaving the grocery store and looked up and liked the colors. :) It's been raining all day, but it's been in the low 60's though, so I won't complain.
Friday, December 29, 2006,1:17 PM
In the middle of the day, a train goes through downtown Van Buren. It then stops for a while, so the only way from one half to the other is to got this way -- under a bridge off one of the side roads. It can be a lot of traffic, too!
Thursday, December 28, 2006,7:38 PM
snow man 2
It was best to take this at dusk so you could see the inside. They also have "snow" falling inside of it, but the photo couldn't get that. :(
Wednesday, December 27, 2006,5:35 PM
These stones are in the middle of Fairview Cemetery in Van Buren. They were first seen by the first settlers that came here in the early 1800's. We'll never know, I guess but it makes a great story.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006,3:29 PM
I know that I had a shop of a sunset at the river a few weeks ago, but I never get tired of seeing them.
Monday, December 25, 2006,10:56 AM
Saturday, December 23, 2006,10:02 PM
It was pretty warm today, but the snowman hung in! Two more days!
Friday, December 22, 2006,9:44 PM
At the end of Main Street, this gutter runs from under a chicken plant, under a road and into the river. Why in the world would you see this and want to drink it??
Thursday, December 21, 2006,10:16 AM
School's off now for two weeks. I'll spend many hours on the road. :)
Wednesday, December 20, 2006,10:33 PM
I saw this last night while driving through Fort Smith.
Sunday, December 17, 2006,6:38 PM
cloudy and warm
It was cloudy and windy today. Warm, though. Got up around 70f.
Saturday, December 16, 2006,7:31 PM
I drove down this road today and was shocked! This is were the Jr. High lunch room and band room were.
It's now called Butterfield J.H., one of the two in Van Buren. When I went there, though, it was the only one and was called Van Buren Jr. High.
I was in 8th grade when the band room was finished. (1979) Not that long ago.....
Friday, December 15, 2006,8:58 PM
The Canadian Brass
I went to Fayetteville last night and saw The Canadian Brass. It was great! I also saw them 20 years ago at the University of Kansas, and it was great to see them again.
I lucked out on getting 4th row seats, so I sneaked the camera in and got this shot. I wasn't brave enough to hold it up and flash it! :)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006,3:51 PM
It's finally up -- no presents yet, but soon it will be full. :)
Tuesday, December 12, 2006,5:26 PM
This is the view up my road this morning. After two days of rain, the clouds left and the temperature went up. This was the result.
Monday, December 11, 2006,5:27 PM
This is just a view at the river at sunset. It's staying rather warm now, so I'm enjoying it. :)
Sunday, December 10, 2006,2:36 PM
They are adding classrooms to our school, so this part of the school is torn up and dreary. It didn't dampen the spirits of these kindergartners, though. :)
Saturday, December 09, 2006,2:52 PM
Women's Literary Club
This is the Women's Literary Club building down town. It was the place for the Van Buren Library when I was a kid. Originally it was the building for the 1st Presbyterian Church. One memory from my childhood was to learn that one of the windows in this building was hit by a cannon shot when the North army invaded Van Buren during the war.
Friday, December 08, 2006,4:14 PM
Well, this is the first of my Christmas lights. Not sure if I'm going to do more, though. :)
Thursday, December 07, 2006,8:03 PM
I know this is crooked -- my battery was dying and I did it too fast! I'll go back and get a better shot soon.
This is our county court house. It's been there since the mid-1800's. It was damaged when the northerners came through, but was repaired and has stood since then.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006,8:48 PM
I decided to show a shot from my poetry blog. It was the only interesting shot I had today. :)
Tuesday, December 05, 2006,6:46 PM
This is a shot at Lee Creek early in the morning. The steam is rising, but I don't know where it came from. It hasn't been been warm for days!
Monday, December 04, 2006,5:31 PM
King Opera House
This building was built in the late 1800's. In the early 1900's is was changed into a movie theater called the "Bob Burns Theater." Burns was sort of a famous person from here. He was in some movies and even invented a musical instrument. In the early '80's it was remodeled to it's original state. I spent a few years in the "King Opera House Players" doing plays and musicals. It was a lot of fun. Still goes on, I think. The inside is wonderful, so maybe I'll get in there and take some shots.
Saturday, December 02, 2006,5:21 PM
These are two old houses in Van Buren seen from a bridge. (I had my piano lessons in the one on the left.) They stick out when you look that way. I can imagine that it looked the same in the early 1900's.
Friday, December 01, 2006,4:44 PM
As you can see, we did get some of the snow. Not much, though. Enough to keep us out of school, so I get a three day weekend!