PURPOSE

TO~further the knowledge of nature, and encourage protection, and conservation of it.

Thank you to all who inspired me, taught me, and appreciated the sharing of my photos and information. My passion for God's creation has grown immensely and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to grow and to continue to grow...

PHOTOS


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Friday, June 19, 2009

THOMAS ALVA EDISON~PAUL DONALD PAYNE

My grandfather, Paul Payne, worked side by side with Thomas Edison for 13yrs. He was his right hand man and has many patents to his credit.
I thought it would be fun to put some of the photos of my grandfather at his desk in the Edison laboratory back in 1930.
If you click on the photo, I believe it will enlarge for you.

I have TONS of paperwork from Paul's desk, Edison signatures and drawings of designs they worked on. It is quite fun to read through all this stuff!


Picured above, Paul D. Payne far left next to my mom Virginia C. Payne Armstrong
me left side of the floor front row, my dad was taking the photo. My gramma Payne sitting down in front of my mom .. nothing like old photos! 

 



Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I LOVE BATS!

this year's colony sleeping peacefully inbetween the barn rafters


They are brown bats, excellent to have around since they eat at least their weight in bugs every night. We are surrounded by a large creek, so they are quite at home here. They are really adorable, these are babies, learning how to live and survive.
I will try to get some better pics and post them later...

how fun!



NOW THERE ARE TWO CUTE KIDS!

FLYING J


JACK~the result of an incredible merger...

LEGGO MY EGGO! little Dylan

AND HE DOWNS IT!!