We found a new road - hard to believe there are still roads that we haven't been down - but there is was - ready for us to explore. And here are five random things we saw - and five random thoughts.
1.A differently shaped barn - built like the salt box houses of the east coast. Was the farmer from the east coast? Did he just prefer this style of barn? We don't have the heavy snowfall and storms that would require the extra protection on one side - and it was not situated traditionally like a salt box building.
2. Little Free Library - these are popping up all around the country. Started in Wisconsin they are a neighborly to share books. Take one, return one, donate one. A god way to meet neighbors and find out what is being read. There are no fees, no rules, no restrictions - just enjoy a book and share with others if you have one or more to share.
I think I'll start one in our neighborhood - maybe in our yard. The Re-Store in Bellingham as the weatherproof little library's for sale - I must go look at them tomorrow. This one is outside the little town of Alger and we've passed it many times - I was determined today to get a picture of it. You can start a Little Free Library too.
3, And then on the way home I spotted this Little Free Library
And had to stop and get a picture
This one has been yarn bombed - and looks very cozy
4. And then we came upon Lois Lane - though I didn't see Superman around anyplace. What makes people name roads like that? Humor? Named after a friend or loved one? Picked from a list? I like a bit of humor in public works employees.
5. Another of my "must photograph" items. We pass this little mail box often - it is on a curve in the road on a fairly busy road, and no place to pull over. It is new - and a house across the street from the mailbox recently sold, so I'm guessing that it belongs to those people. I didn't have time to find out how the little tractors are attached - but they've survived winter so they are firmly attached. Notice the one going up the flag.