Friday, October 17, 2008

Changeable Skies

A chill breeze blew away some of the gray at Fr. Simcoe State Park the other day.

Did you ever wonder how they made tall flagpoles 150 years ago?
Now you've seen.

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14 comments:

the mother of this lot said...

Katney, your comments made me blush to the roots of my hair - and it's a long time since anyone did that!!

Keep reading Renae - she writes some fantastic stuff!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Yes, those flagpoles of yesteryear seem to still linger in around here of the mountains... not many but a few.
Great pictures!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Jonna said...

I liked the way the 2nd photo showed all the clouds rolling away.

dlyn said...

Love these - nice contrast with the soft clouds and linear flagpole!

Coloradolady said...

What lovely pictures and what a great history lesson. I really enjoyed my visit to your blog today. Have a great weekend and happy SWF.

Gattina said...

Apparently it hasn't been a nice day, lol !

imac said...

Hi Katney, great post.

Katney said...

Gattina, it was a lovely day. We had our jackets and our hot soup in a thermos. Doesn't take a chill breeze to dissuade us.

We were a bit disappointed to drive quite a few miles to discover that the park had gone on winter openings just the week before. The gate was locked and so were the restrooms and interpretive center. We made do quite nicely by parking at the gate and wandering the grounds on foot.

earthlingorgeous said...

thanks for the new knowledge! awesome swf!

Daryl said...

nice .. I like flagpoles, flags and moody skies!

:-Daryl

Aileni said...

Never seen that before - a logical solution. Did they use lodgicalpole pine...
Sorry :)

PERBS said...

Learned something new.

Glad you made he best of it!

Arija said...

Well, at least they solved the problem. Nice skywatch photos Katney.

Jeannelle said...

Nice and patriotic for SkyWatch! Greetings from Iowa.