Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Beauty in strange places...

A pretty flower growing through the tar and cement of the Main Street in Washington. If you look carefully enough, you can find beauty in the strangest of places. :)


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Spectacular Sunset...

Here's yet another spectacular sunset I witnessed just after a thunderstorm had rolled through the area. The evenings are often my favourite time of the day for seeing lots of beautiful sights! Enjoy some more photos from this lovely sunset.




Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Prayer Cycle...

A group of cyclists have started what will hopefully become a monthly prayer cycle around the streets of Washington. We went to this first cycle ride back on the second Sunday in July. We cycled around the town and stopped at various key locations to spend some time in prayer. It was a great idea!

There were between 30 and 40 people. It was a great turnout!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Riaan's First Fireworks...

Last month's 4th of July fireworks in Odon were held on the 9th of July, due to bad weather on America's Independence Day. We decided to go and watch the fireworks in Odon. We had a lovely time and Riaan even slept through them! :)

 Emergency vehicles standing-by for the fireworks.
 Riaan excited for his first fireworks.
 Lantern heading into the sky.
 Start of the fireworks display.
 There were some impressive fireworks.
These were my favourite fireworks.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Bicentennial Parade...

Indiana is turning 200-years-old this year, after being admitted into the United States back in 1816. Washington, the county seat of Daviess County, is also turning 200 this year. There have been a number of events planned to celebrate the bicentennial, including a parade last month. Here are some photos from this event.

 Police cruisers lead the parade.
 The start of the parade.
 A horse-drawn fire engine.
 Another antique fire engine.
 Modern fire engine.
 Train float.
 Marching band.
 Tractor and wagon.
 Daviess Community Hospital.
 Candace and Riaan in the parade.
 Cute little ponies pulling a wagon.
 Another marching band.
 Veterans and former soldiers.
 Volunteer firefighters.
 Recycling display.
 Horses pulling a cart.
Horses near the end of the parade.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Thunderstorm flooding...

Photos of some flooding that occurred when a powerful thunderstorm passed through the area last month. There has been quite a lot of severe weather and flooding over the course of this summer.

 Flooded driveway.
 The ditch by the road.
Water flowing across the gravel road.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Powerful Thunderstorm...

Another powerful thunderstorm passed just to the north of us as we left home a few weeks ago. We stopped and snapped a few photos. There was some rotation, but nothing too dangerous - other than lightning and hail. It looked really beautiful!

 Swirling clouds above our heads.
 View to the north as the storm passed us.
 The storm heading towards Odon.