In this fast paced world of technology we are fortunate enough to have fiber optic internet to the home. However, we do not have cell phone coverage on the ranch. There are a few close by areas where we can stand on one leg, lift the opposite arm and get one bar. Otherwise we don’t have good coverage until we get to the highway, 15 miles away. J and I have not invested in a smart phone and I don’t have a mobile phone photo for today’s Scavenger Hunt.
Last week I saw on of Miss B’s sunflowers had bloomed. This guy is not hanging on by a thread, but thriving in the garden.
The other day when J and I checked cattle we found the yearlings at one of the wild buffalo berry shrubs. J asked me if I wanted to pick any. After seeing the nasty looking shrub thorns, I declined. If I remember right, these little berries are not sweet. But, they are pretty to look at. Here is a collage of the pictures I snapped, while J was looking over the cattle.
Last week we had another stunning evening to capture beautiful sky pictures. I always look on the bright side when I see the beauty of nature around me. This picture is basically straight out of the camera.
Home is so many things. Home is where you grew up; a place where your parents are. Robert Frost says “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”
Home is where you live and make a family of your own. Helen Rowland thinks “Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.” Billy Sunday makes the point that “Home is the place we love best and grumble the most.”
Maybe Tad Williams is right, “Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.”
I agree with the person who says “Home is where your dog is.” As you can see we have one very well-trained dog (Roxie), one in training (Fritz) and one that takes after her Mother. I am excited I could get all 3 of them in the same picture frame!
We all need a basic sense of home. People that help us see the good when we are trying to hang on to this roller coaster ride we call of life.
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