600 Miles from Home

That’s how far away our oldest daughter, son-in-law, and two oldest grandsons live from us.  We don’t see them nearly enough.  The route takes us around mountains:

Around some

THROUGH  mountains:

THROUGH

Across rivers, which means BRIDGES!  Both hands on the wheel, eyes straight ahead, DB,  ’cause I’m closing mine!

ACROSS

Indianapolis has some beautiful, classic buildings and impressive war memorials:

Buildings

Daughter Boo has always been the frugal one in the family.   She loves turning trash into treasures.

Bottlecap and corrugated metal flag
Bottlecap and corrugated metal flag
A leggy plant
A leggy plant

Son-in-law doesn’t like this one. . . an old, broken door with crushed wine bottle panes.  He says it still looks like a broken door.

Wine bottles get new life
Wine bottles get new life

Son-in-law frequently quotes lines from The Big Lebowski.  Our other daughter’s children don’t know his real name.  They call him Uncle Dude.

This is NOT son-in-law.
This is not Uncle Dude.

The garage window that isn’t, really.

Garage door

This side of the garage is strictly for the birds.

garage wall

Daughter Boo does her trash to treasuring during long Indiana winters.   She loves gardening in spring and summer.

Bottle trees and castor bean plants grow with equal vigor.
Bottle trees and castor bean plants grow with equal vigor.
Sometimes topiaries aren't, really.
Sometimes topiaries aren't, really.
With WHAT???
With WHAT???
The tomatoes are edible, but not the mushrooms:
Magic mushrooms
Magic mushrooms
Little boys aren’t the only creatures making funny faces here.
trees make faces
Autumn crocuses?  Croci?
Autumn crocuses? Croci?
Looks like I was wrong about the mileage. Only 598 miles.   It’s not nearly as far as I thought.
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9 thoughts on “600 Miles from Home

  1. Birdie

    LOVE everything, especially the window that isn’t it. too bad she doesn’t read your blog!! Has anyone in Indy ever seen a bottle tree before?

  2. Julie

    I LOVED all of Boo’s creations and tell Uncle Dude that the broken door with crushed wine bottle windows was my personal favorite!

  3. cw

    I now look at my yard and think BORRRRRIINNNGGGGGG – WHAT FUN!!! I am inspired!!:):) The pics are great!!:):)

  4. I love Boo’s bottle tree! 600 miles is a lot but at least it’s still a day’s drive. We always have to fly to see our son and family in Colorado…it’s too far away and visits are too far apart for my liking. sigh

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