Flowers From My Yard

Since I shared wild flowers from the prairie earlier this week I thought I better share some pictures of my yard flowers. These are the wild flowers growing on the west side of our house. When I got my garden plants I saw these beauties. I have them in the back yard and look at them through the bay window. … Continue reading


Flowers from the Prairie

Summer has arrived on the prairie and with it beauty has bloomed in the pastures. Here are a few shot of my favorite purple wild flowers. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a … Continue reading


Birthday Wishes and White Faces

This weekend two special ladies are going to celebrate birthdays. One is a fellow blogger and someone I have connected with across the miles. I am regularly inspired by her thoughts, words and photography. She does a great job sharing farm life on her County Line residence in Kansas and she shares some delicious recipes. I’ve made several and they usually … Continue reading



I hope all of you had a nice Father’s Day! I had a good visit with my Dad. I enjoy talking to Dad about what J and I are up to and sharing the adventures and mishaps that we have. I also enjoy hearing an update about what Dad and Mom have been up to. I find the similarities and differences … Continue reading


Discovering Mixed Media Art

Last Monday two mother/daughter groups and two ladies gathered at the local library for a morning of mixed media art with Jodene Shaw. I have participated in two of Jodene’s classes and changed hats this go around; I was host and assistant to Jodene. Jodene started the class out by sharing her story and how she got started making mixed media art. She moved … Continue reading