Saturday, June 20, 2009


Had a little rain and the creek (way)behind  my house thought about overflowing it’s banks.


This was the Lancaster,Ohio sky early Saturday morning 6/20/09


There had been a lot of rain during the night but the sky cleared from this point on (picture taken about 6:30 am (Had an early tee time)

On the way home from the golf course stopped to take a look at a field of mums:


KELLER FARMS is located From Lancaster:
Left on Collins Rd off of Rt. 33 (across from Meijer). Take an immediate right onto Lithopolis Rd. Go approximately 2.5 miles and Keller Farms will be on your right. NOW FOR THE FIELD OF MUMS:


100_2002 Looks like a lot of work to me. One more picture of Keller Farms:


Now just down the road a bit there is quite a construction project going on.The Rockies Express Pipeline, USA. The Rockies Express (REX) project is a new natural gas pipeline that is being constructed in the US. The pipeline is being constructed in three segments and will stretch the 1,679 miles (2,702km) between the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and eastern Ohio (passing through eight states).


The final 214 miles (344km) of REX West was commissioned and operational on 16 May 2008. The final section of the pipeline, REX East, will be a 639 mile (1,027km) long, 42in (1,070mm) pipeline from Audrain County, Missouri, to Clarington, Monroe County, Ohio.


Elements of the pipeline will vary in diameter between 36in (910mm) and 42in (1,070mm) at various sections.




The pipeline is mostly buried with a minimum of 5ft of sub-soil cover and the restored topsoil (pipes are therefore about 6ft underground) and there is also a 100ft wide construction right of way, which will be reduced to 50ft across the pipeline and permanently maintained.

Thanks to HYDROCARBONS-TECHNOLOGY FOR THE INFO.. The 100ft wide cleared construction right of way is an interesting site as it makes its way thru Ohio corn and bean fields.


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Well, I like the creek and sky. Pipeline? Doesn't Ohio have enough oil and gas? Or are you going to send it to Colorado? Does gas flow upwards while oil flows down?

Anonymous said...

I have the pleasure of watching and listening to the sounds of construction. The pipeline is right behind my house in blue rock, Ohio. It was sad to see such beautiful woods destroyed..... well, so much for progress and the republican way.... thought we were supposed to turn more green.... what do I know, I'm just an American citizen !!!!!!

Rick (Ratty) said...

I like the creek and the sky too. I'm not so sure if I'd like being near while they're working on the pipeline. I have to say though that I do love watching other people work. :)