Sunday, September 15, 2013

Brief Encounters - Hunting Humor

By Ruth A. Ringelstetter

Several years ago, on our way to the apple orchard, we passed a little hunting humor on the side of the road. As is usually the case, first we drove by, then we had to turn around and go back for pictures.

Until our youngest sister Peggy married a hunter, we didn’t have any hunters in the family. Now we have a hunter/trapper, so Howard, this is for you.

We always appreciate roadside humor. We also appreciate the time it takes people to put up these humorous displays for the enjoyment of passersby.

Happy Shunpiking!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mapping Where We’ve Been

By Ruth A. Ringelstetter

Joann and I are working on updating our information about the miles we’ve traveled and the number of photos we’ve taken. In doing research for our future travels, I’ve stumbled across several US maps showing where people have been, and I decided that a visual of the counties we’ve visited, and taken at least one photo in, would be interesting.

It doesn’t count if we drive through on a highway without taking pictures. Some very early travels that were vacations more than photo trips have not been included.

Do you track your travels? And where have you been?

Happy Shunpiking!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Quick Pic - Watch Children

By Joann M. Ringelstetter

It might be different in other parts of the country, but here in the Madison, Wisconsin area, the first day of school is tomorrow, September 3. This means we all have to be on the lookout for children going to and from school each day.

Signs that remind us to be careful typically say, “Watch out for children,” or “Watch for children.” A few years ago, on one of our autumn photography trips to Waupaca County, Wisconsin, Ruth and I saw an interesting version of this type of road sign. It said, “Watch Children.”

It made me stop and think about all the wonderful things we can learn or be reminded of if we just sit and observe the interaction of children. For example, live in the moment, giggle whenever possible, use your imagination, be curious about everything, and have fun.

Happy Shunpiking!