Monday, March 30, 2009

Me against Jay Street

Coming home in the afternoon on a dreary day there is nothing more heartening then picking up junk in the neighborhood,,Sounds weird but going out in to our crummy neighborhood and cleaning up the street gives you a feeling of empowerment and a sense that "The junk can't touch you if you are not afraid to touch it" or something like that.
Also discovered two treasures ..ceramic statue with no head,,juniper bows with berries

last picture ...two bags ready for pick up

Sunday, March 29, 2009

All over the world again

I think Steve took the picture of this Indian in Saratoga previously.It was an overcast day but I don't know why he is Blue

The Bell is another Meneely Bell and is located in Balston Spa

The two images of horse are an interesting contrast

Saturday, March 28, 2009

GIrls just want to have fun

Climbing the magnolia tree was popular


Mary and Queen .. bat and ball

We all love to color

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Signs of the Past Part 2

At a later point this building will come into perspective. but meanwhile we have always heard of the great industrial engine which Troy was in the 1800's. Doing research for my bell project led me to contact the Rensselaer County historian who suggested that I visit the Burden Iron Works Museum billed as the "Nerve Center fo the Silicon Valley of the Nineteenth Century and Headquaters of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway"

This building is about the size of the New County Court House in Fonda.It used to be the main office building .

Out side the Musem is this crucible. Iron was transported over tracks inside th efactory then was poured in to molds
Some closeups

This horseshoe is one of 70 million that were cast over a period 0f 50 years .Upon the advent of the Civil War Burden was given the contract to shoe all the horses in the Union Army,,From then on for the next 50 years this brought in $1,000,000 per year or in modern terms one half a Billion per year...for 50 years.....Does any one know what the Civil War or WWII cost?

The spike form was invented by invented by Burden and was/is used in all of the railroads in the country 2 for each tye

Search the right side of the illustration for this building to help imagine the size of the Works

1876 Centenial Bell

This is a replica of the Libery Bell which was cast in !876 The Liberty Bell is only 1,200 lbs while this bell is 13,000 lbs (Commemorating the 13 colonies) The Libery Bell is no longer in place ..This bell now is in the Tower of Independence Hall and is rung every hour

More Signs of The Past..

St Francis dee Sales Church on Congress St where we were married long time ago .. now closed

Final Sign of the Past and homage to Steve Vunk

Famous Lunch,, 2 HotDogs with

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Signs ofthe Past Part 1

This is Margaret Lyford, 11 days old. .Done by my mother

This is my sister , Rebecca Lyford, 6yrs old done by my father

Monday, March 23, 2009

Well yeah ..Im taking pictures of food too

I got home and had a delicious tomato sandwich

I couldn't resist posting the pictures or the Surrender on The Missouri in 1945

Saturday, March 21, 2009

North Country Wild Care

Grabbed him while he was asleep then put him in the sun out on the deck,He seemed sluggish at first ..Soon he stood up..You can see red tail

Got a number from Sacandaga Animal Hospital who connected me with
North Country Wild Care 964-6740

They came and got Hawk and will take to a Wildlife Rehabilitator...

He seems to be OK

In the morning hawk is sleeping with his head under his wing. Bottom Picture ...He/she is sitting up in my bedroom

Friday, March 20, 2009

Red Tail Hawk

Diving home this afternoon this guy was walking across the road ..stunned

Got him home and wrapped him up in my sweat pants..See if he can make it through the night

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I PLedge Allegiance

Strength in Conformity

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Japeil Likes to eat

Bear and a Bird

japeil and I went to a church supper ..He is rubbing his stomach because he feels so good

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Raking in Yard

The Daffodils are starting to come up

In the back yard raking

Red Sun in the West

Monday, March 16, 2009

Richard's 20th

Mary always bakes a cake with candles for birthdays

The young girl is Sophie, a lady friend of Richard

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sanford Stud Farm

After Church I had to go to Price Chopper.. I drove past the large Birthing Barn and saw a young man talking to some people .Having driven past the barn many times I decided to stop

This is Pat who lives in the Town of Amsterdam and is a volunteer for the restoration of The Sanford Stud Farm.

The mares barn is in the distance;framed by the door

The Stallions Single Barns are the row of small barns..Each stallion had their own barn.They had to be isolated from each other and the mares due to the difficulty of handling and irascible natures

The last picture is taken from the brochure they hand out. The large Oval at the bottom of the picture is the Inside Exercise Track.It would have extended past present day Walgreens. At the top of the picture is the Outside Flat Track which is now Walmarts

To the left is route30

Go to their web site