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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

THE SEASONS CHANGE IN LANCASTER,OHIO FOR WATERY WEDNESDAY.

A WATERY WEDNESDAY POST. TO FIND OUT WHAT THAT IS CLICK

In the heart of Lancaster,Ohio we have  Zane Square  featuring a fountain purchased in New York City with funds raised in the 1890s by a group of local women.

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There is a lot to see on and near Zane Square. One can Pick up a cassette tape or a map at the Visitors Bureau or Shaw's Restaurant & Inn, both right on the Square.

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“Lancaster remains a picture-postcard perfect Midwestern town, from the compact historic district to thriving Main Street. It has managed to survive, in part,” CLICK to read more by Susan McKee in her article for Road & Travel Magazine.

Make sure to explore our Watery World at

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toodlinda Joe Todd & Linda reporting from the Square in Downtown Lancaster,Ohio. Yes that is General Sherman in the background and we are all going to head over to Shaw’s Restaurant to get something to eat.

Monday, June 28, 2010

NOT ALL THAT FAR FROM LANCASTER,OHIO WE HAVE THE GHOST TOWN OF SAN TOY

For a couple years now I have been meaning to explore the Ghost Town Of San Toy, Ohio only about one hour away from Lancaster. “San Toy is a ghost town in northeastern Monroe Township, Perry County, Ohio, United States.” Wikipedia LINK

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   I really enjoy traveling the back roads of S.E.Ohio

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“San Toy was practically a relic from the Wild West that grew out of the Appalachian foothills. It was a rough town where people frequently died in the saloons and streets.”

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Was the town named after the boxer San Toy and was there a murder a day? Some say yes. I do know I should not have worn shorts to go tromping through the woods. LOL. The mine is filled in,the jail/prison only show their foundations but there is a modern church.

church  Do you think they still pray for the sinners of Old San Toy? Time to go into the woods and see what is left of the Ghost Town.

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The only building still standing in San Toy is the old jailhouse.

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“In 1931 the 19 registered voters elected  to abandon the town. At one time There was a hospital,( only hospital in Perry County ) which was operated by the coal company; a movie theater, three schools; a drugstore; about six general stores; a pool room; seven saloons.” LINK. In doing a little exploring I found the opening to the mines and the poison ivy

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“The mine was sold from the New England Coal Company to the Sunday Creek Coal Company in 1915, the new owners of the mine and the town vowed to make it a "modern mining system and a model community." LINK

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When the mine failed and was closed down (mine was set on fire) the area turned to moonshine. Check out a previous post of mine for more mining/moonshine history. LINK

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JOETODD Joe Todd reporting from the back roads of Perry County Ohio for That’s My World Tuesday. Click on the LINK  to explore more of your world. As Always thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate comments.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

GARDEN SURPRISE (OR WHY TO GARDEN ORGANICALLY)

Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend

Arlo & Janis

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Top Ten Garden Insect Pests

“Learn to identify the most common garden pests and what you can do to control them.

The following list of pest descriptions and control measures provides a good starting point for tackling pest control in gardens throughout the United States and Canada. Control solutions are listed in order of environmental friendliness. Botanical sprays, which can have detrimental effects on beneficial insects and other animals, should be used only as a last resort.”

button To read more click, and beware of “Tomato Guy”

Organic farming is the form of agriculture that relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control, organically approved pesticide application and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and control pests. Organic farming excludes or strictly limits the use of synthetic fertilizers and synthetic pesticides, plant growth regulators, livestock antibiotics, food additives, and genetically modified organisms.

Truth be known I’m a Miracle-Gro kind of guy.

“With the brutally hot weather we’ve had lately, it seems like I’ve been constantly watering our container plants.” Read more from The Everyday Gardener's Blog ( Linda is going to water today because I’m going golfing.)

WORKINGINGARDEN As always, “Thanks for stopping by and make sure to save some room for the peaches LOL.”

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Reflecting on Paradise in Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Well Linda and I are back in Lancaster,Ohio from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. We enjoy sharing our photos and hope you enjoy them.

scenicreflections A Weekend Reflections & Scenic Sunday post. From the Paradise of Punta Cana.

I found the morning to be a good time to do a little reflecting at the pool.

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On the way back to the room I would pass Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower (Strelitzia reginae) which symbolizes joyfulness. It also symbolizes magnificence. It can also be used to indicate exciting and wonderful anticipation.

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WORKINGINGARDEN Back in Ohio and spending a good deal of time in the garden but sometimes my mind is still in paradise. As Always,”Thanks for Stopping By.”

Thursday, June 24, 2010

BARON RAYLEIGH AND BLUE SKIES FOR SKY WATCH FRIDAY ( More Skies over Punta Cana )

BLUE SKIES OVER PUNTA CANA IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR SKYWATCH FRIDAY

lordray John William Strutt, third Baron Rayleigh won The Nobel Prize in Physics 1904. If you are at all interested in the scientific reason for why the sky is blue click . The short answer is; the process called Rayleigh scattering.

I wonder what Baron Rayleigh would think about “SMILEY GUYS” in the sky?

FRAMEDSKKY2  I thought Blue Sky was caused by “I’m feeling Lucky” using Picasa 3.

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Landscapes, skyscapes and sun don’t forget the Polarizing Filter. So What Does It Do? First of all it can darken blue skies turning them a deep, rich blue.

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If you really want to know about the color blue go see what the “kids” have to say.

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Right now I’m doing a study on ( UV ) radiation or SUNBURN. Did you know: The use of sunscreen is known to prevent the direct DNA damage that causes sunburn and the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal-cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. However, if sunscreen penetrates into the skin, it promotes indirect DNA damage, which causes the most lethal form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma. This form of skin cancer is rare, but it causes 75% of all skin cancer-related deaths. Increased risk of malignant melanoma in sunscreen users has been the subject of many epidemiological studies. From WIKIPEDIA

FRAMEDCRISPY To late for me I’m “TOAST” but thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to visit:

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ON THE BEACH IN PUNTA CANA FOR WATERY WEDNESDAY

LINDA AND I SPENT A LOT OF TIME AT THE BEACH IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ( PUNTA CANA ) A WATERY WEDNESDAY POST.

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Sometimes the beach was quiet and I had the opportunity for those early morning walks.

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The sand, sea,and sky in Punta Cana is outstanding. Now maybe do a little sailing in a catamaran

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I hadn’t sailed a boat in 25 years. These sail boats are very stable and easy to sail. Jibing and Coming About was the question of the moment. I went out first just by myself to see how things went then the next day Linda went with me.

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By noon “things” were in full swing.

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Then in the evening the mood seemed to be more contemplative. (at least for me). “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.” John F. Kennedy

Linda,Ted R. and a  Star FRIEND reporting from the beach in Punta Cana.

FRAMEDTEDRBEACH As Always thanks for stopping by AND Don’t forget the Beach Games at the IberoStar.  Iberostar Punta Cana sits directly on Playa Bavaro, one of the finest beaches in the world. ( YES ) This five-mile stretch of tropical beach is protected by a coral reef with a magnificent world of wonders underwater.

BUSY BUSY BUSY IN LANCASTER,OHIO FOR My World Tuesday

A MY WORLD TUESDAY POST FROM JOE TODD’S BACKYARD IN LANCASTER,OHIO.

'Let us not get so busy or live so fast that we can't listen to the music of the meadow or the symphony that glorifies the forest. Some things in the world are far more important than wealth; one of them is the ability to enjoy simple things.- Dale Carnegie

THE SIMPLE THINGS FOR ME ARE WANDERING, GARDENING, AND GOLFING. Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden.(I know I need to do more commenting)

DSC_0007  Last year the groundhog pretty much devastated the garden. (note the fence) so far so good. There are two peach trees at the far end of the garden and the limbs are loaded with peaches.

DSC_0002 The strawberries are done for the season but we did manage to freeze some. Right now Red Raspberries are going strong. Pies,Cobbler,and on vanilla ice cream. OH MY Red Raspberries contain significant amounts of polyphenol antioxidants such as anthocyanin pigments linked to potential health protection against several human diseases.

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No photo of the pie because it is in my stomach. Last year I did a post on the old garden shed . This spring Linda and I assembled the new shed. Without Linda reading and interpreting the directions the THOUSANDS of pieces would still be in the box.

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  Tomatoes,Beans,Peppers,Squash,

Cucumbers,Onions, Corn, and Zucchini. The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum),is also called the love apple

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Yes,the whole backyard is a garden ( Somewhere between 90 and 100 tomato plants.) There will be a lot of canning in the near future.

DSC_0004  So, that is My World Tuesday 6/22/2010. Click to explore more of this wonderful world.my world Tuesday  Sometimes Linda and I just sit on the back deck and watch everything grow.

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Commonsense club Linda is in the “sewing room”. She just got and order for fifteen of her handcrafted Teddy Bears. Each Teddy Bear has a zippered compartment in the back and an embroidered name on the arm. When I have a problem I just write it down on a note pad and put the note in the Teddy Bears back. A problem shared with a “Bear” is a problem solved. LOL::::: and as always, “Thanks for stopping by”

Thursday, June 17, 2010

CASTLES IN THE SKY FOR SKY WATCH FRIDAY (ON THE WAY TO PUNTA CANA)

TO VIEW BEAUTIFUL SKIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD VISIT SKY WATCH FRIDAY

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MY FAVORITE:

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"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."  Albert Einstein

SANDCASTLECROPPED IF YOU CAN’T MAKE A CASTLE IN THE SKY THERE IS ALWAYS THE SAND. JOE TODD REPORTING FROM THE BEACH IN PUNTA CANA SAYS, “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.”