Friday, May 14, 2010

Famous Hoof

source: JR DeLong. The Times of our Lives: Cedar Rapids in the Good Old Days. Cedar Rapids: Forestdale Publications, 1999.

Charles Browning, Cedar Rapids blacksmith, shoes Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger in 1942. Rogers stopped to see Roy Gaddis in Cedar Rapids during a cross-country trip and asked him to recommend a blacksmith. Browning was called and did the shoeing at the Gaddis home on First Avenue Road NW. He also put the first shoes on Trigger Jr.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Feathered Friends???

This fellow flew past my upstairs window yesterday when I was at my drafting table. He landed in the Honey Locust on a limb over the pond.

The goldfinches have been moving thru this past weekend and spending lots of time around the water. He must have spotted them and decided to have a few feathered friends for dinner :>!!

The finches all flew away and, alas, so did he.