Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A Brief Update
The days get away from me...
every day I want to sit down
and post some pictures
and blog about something
but then another chore appears
and hours later...
no blog post
and the chores keep on coming!
today is the day...
I just have to share these magnificent trees!
We took a Sunday drive to a friends
house by Willow Lake...
His yard is lined with
these giant beauties...
planted back in the 20's...
They just leaned
each branch extending
in the most fearful ways
as if trying to grab
onto the next tree's limbs!
it was a fun little trip,
and the dogs enjoyed the
tour of all the trees and buildings...
We finally got a little rain
(if you can call 30/100ths that)
the Christmas cactus got
to come out and get
a fresh rain shower....
I think the wind has blown
9 days out of 10 here
with gusts up to 50 m.p.h.
The wild plum bushes are blooming
on the prairie...
I dressed up and braved the wind
and the ticks to go get a picture
the wind had taken it's tole
on the field bushes already...
hardly any petals on these poor flowers...
Miss Nosey wasn't going to
let me go out to the trees
("great" more ticks to pick!)
We have one tree closer to the house
and more protected from the winds...
It was just starting to open it's blossoms...
I grabbed one of it's branches
to take to a warmer spot!
This is it as far as live flowers,
I'm so hungry for some color...
last night the frost did in
our lilac bushes
That makes two years in a row now!
Anyway, between a couple painting jobs...
painting our own kitchen and dining room...
a little more done in our workshop/studio...
filing the @#$&* taxes...
the usual cleaning, laundry, yardwork, etc.
we have managed to get away for a little fun
a trip to the Opera House
to see a real live Cowboy Laureate
and hear his cowboy poetry...
which was a real treat for a couple
of old prairie bums!
And speaking of old...
since my last blog post, I turned another year older!
just another day on the prairie
is what it was,
but this delicious carrot cake
from Sweet Grass
(our favorite coffee and sweet shop)
made the day a lot
Which reminds me...
tomorrow I will be posting
something sweet for all of my followers,
friends, visitors, occasional commenters,
anonymous peekers, and face book stalkers!
So tune in tomorrow for something special.
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