Learn from the Old-Fashioned Ways

The McGhee family in 1930s Kansas
The McGhee family in 1930s Kansas

My mom has quite a few articles on eHow about thrifty ways of living from her childhood days of the 1930s and during later times of WWII and the 1950s.  Take a look at them and you’ll find tips that apply even today.

How to Raise Good Children the Old-Fashioned Way …How to Use Health Remedies from the Good Old Days …How to Survive a Quarantine the Old-Fashioned WayHow to Recycle the Old-Fashioned Way …How to Conserve Water the Old-Fashioned Way …How to Plant Trees with Limited WaterHow to Have an Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving …How to Have an Old-Fashioned Halloween …How to Decorate Easter Eggs the Old-Fashioned Way …How to Decorate for Christmas the Old-Fashioned Way …How to Camp Out the Old-Fashioned Way …How to Stay Safe from a Rabid Dog the Old-Fashioned Way …

This one was featured as the eHow of the Day on November 25, 2008: How to Save on Heating Bills the Old-Fashioned Way

Capturing Flowers with My Camera

A year and a half ago, I discovered the macro setting on my digital camera.  Since then I’ve had lots of fun taking pictures of wildflowers in New England, Kansas and Florida.  I even found that Wal-Mart was a great place to get close-up pictures of roses, tulips and other flowersflowers at Disney

This summer in New Hampshire two months of rain produced bumper crops of mushrooms from red to yellow to even purple ones.  I took lots of mushroom photos.  Check out my photos on Webshots to see all these. 

I even ran out in the rain to take pictures of spider webs with dew or raindrops on them.  As you can tell, I’m fascinated by the tiny things that I can photograph.

Here are my photography articles:  How to Find Flowers to Photograph …How to Photograph Mushrooms ,,,How to Take Spider Web Photos …The Beauty in Tiny ThingsDawdling Down to the Mailbox