Thursday, April 21, 2011


This is the spot where we built our house. Looking at this painting makes me wonder if we should have left it alone. We have cluttered it up. It's still pretty, but now there are cars, a fence, water hoses, a driveway, cats, dogs, bird feeders, people. All the things that go along with a house. Laughter, good times, gatherings, memories, friends, family, love. That, too.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

this would be pretty...

if it weren't so tragic. Will the entire state burn up before the wildfires are contained? No rain. So dry. And the wind. It is relentless. A fire broke out last summer on the property next to us and burned about 15 acres. Knowing the strength and stamina that it took to put out that small fire, coupled with the fact that breathing was sometimes impossible, multiplying that by thousands, makes it hard to fathom what the firefighters are living through. Some don't. PRAY FOR RAIN!

On the bright side, I can hang my husband's jeans outside and they're dry in 15 minutes. {Ladybird is concerned, too.}

But, not overly so.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

if you're a cow...

you want to live at our house. They have it made. In the shade. They are content because they've just finished off the last of my daylilies.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

round bales in sunflowers

We were driving home one evening and saw this field of sunflowers with round bales. It was truly a beautiful sight and I wish I could have captured it just as it was. Here is my attempt and even though it is lacking, it makes me happy to look at it.