The below announcements can be heard on radios here in the Mid West.
Good morning. A weaker Dollar has boosted commodity prices in general and grains/soybeans in particular during the overnight hours. The weaker Dollar has been a “buy the rumor/sell the fact” type of reaction to the Fed’s decision yesterday afternoon to raise short term interest rates by ¼ %. Weather focus is beginning to shift from the southern hemisphere to U.S. forecasts. Dry conditions across much of the winter wheat belt will persist into early April while a wetter pattern is forecast to set up across the Midwest over the next two weeks . The northern Midwest will turn colder than normal during this period. The deep south will be dry enough the next two weeks to allow timely corn planting there. Export sales for the week ended March 9 were as follows (million bu.):
While walking past this elevator on the Katy Trail, occasionally my thoughts turn to this.
Tree lined March 4, 2017
I shared this sneek-peek recently. Now for some closer looks.
Doors at the top.
Blocked in doors
Pointing out some ‘door’ detail.
Close and closer looks at the lighted door at the bottom. We are only seeing one side here as it was getting late and we needed to head home. The Katy Trail Park closes at sunset.
Because most of us gals like to window shop, I’m sharing some Display Doors this week……
with stuff to gaze at.
Close to my heart are the quilts and afghans shown here from The Missouri State Fair of 2016.
I’m seriously contemplating whether one of my ‘made’ items is worthy for the 2017 fair. But it’s strictly a secret at this time as to what I’d like to enter. I’ll keep you posted naturally.
This door opened up some fond memories of my own. I had a hat just like this one and I absolutely loved it! I can remember my chagrin at my mother when it went away. Honestly it probably suffered a terrible demise when our home was blown to smithereens in a tornado. Gotta love the Midwest weather. The fact that it’s Groundhog Day has us thinking about that Spring forecast.
Just some light reading on the display and the exhibitor who contributed it.
Digging up some old photos this week for Thursday Doors. Circa 2011. The above directions come from RoadsideAmerica.com and has a good read about a debate on where Daniel Boone’s actual remains are buried.
We had spent a Sunday looking at campsites in eastern Missouri and were on our way home when we stopped here at Daniel Boone’s home.
I think I just wanna camp here 😉
This was pre-Thursday Doors and so the full door view is not available. Maybe a drive back is in my future (& possibly an actual tour).
It’s a pretty good jaunt up the hill to see the property. Dodging oncoming vehicles is a strong possibility depending on the time you arrive. I think you can tell that my youngest is going at a pretty good click in those flip flops just by her pose.
I did ask permission from one daughter before posting this one.
For the genteel among us, the Womans Building was built following a need to give women and children a better place to rest at the Missouri State Fair. The philosophy of the times dictated that women and children be segregated rather than encouraging family togetherness. The desire to improve conditions for women and children followed the popularity of the first one built at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.
Full view of the current building. In the back and on the ground floor of the building is a museum of the history of the Missouri State Fair. And it’s also a little more like a basement and a good place to spend time during severe weather. There always tends to be at least one heavy storm during the fair each year. When you live across the highway from the fairgrounds for as many years as we have, you tend to recount these things pretty accurately.
Original cost is said to have been $30,000. An investment well spent.
Back to Windsor, Missouri this Thursday. Known as the Crossroad where the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Trail intersect. Protocol took over as I did a Drive-by ‘shoot’ with cell phone camera.
Ceremoniously decorated for the upcoming Christmas season in this early December version of the First Christian Church’s doors. I haven’t been inside, but maybe I’ll check it out on another day….
I love the little side doors to churches. They often have such subtle details. Those side doors come in handy when I want to avoid all the social stuff. Slipping in unnoticed is my style. Or at least I try.
And without doubt I am loving the home in the background. That door and porch with the balcony look like a good spot to sip some lemonade come summer.
Headed back to Cole Camp, Missouri for Thursday Doors this week. I still had some photos in my stash and hope you enjoy my experiments with filters in my choices.
Beginning with a slate filter. I personally like how it accents the missing panes of glass.
Why this filter is called Zeke I don’t know but it sure gives a feeling of yesteryear. I’d love a front door that wide along with those double screen doors! Can you imagine how many times the momma yelled to stop slamming those over the years??
Don’t step out this door without your ladder! The filter is called Napa and it brings out the peeling paint on that door’s window.
And yes, the propane line runs smack dab through that door. I had to get a close up just for myself.
The glow of those lights is the appeal for me to choose this version called Icarus. Remember Icarus flew too close to the sun and melted his wings? There was no threat of melting on this particular day I assure you with geese heading south along with the cold north winds.
The best stuff is pretty much picked over by the time Mother and I enter the doors at our last craft show of the year. There’s not much more to do but endure 6 hours of “Wait N See”. Thanks to the fine citizens of Windsor, Mo and Henry County who turned out to help us make a little profit. Small Business Saturday ended on a positive note for us.
And to keep my time spent in Windsor even more constructive, I took a few door pics since we still had an hour of daylight left.
This is a Windsor, Missouri landmark. You have to drive past it to get to downtown if you’re driving in from the East. I believe it’s a well house.
Right on the Katy Trail is a caboose all decked out for Christmas. The side view is painted with Old Glory highlighting the Spirit of ’76. Bit of info about Windsor….They celebrated their 150th annivesary in 2005.
The White House of the DoorScursion post.
The least used door in Windsor? Let’s just say the rest of the building is not so ramshackle. They are visibly just going for a vine look on the north side of this building.