Monday, December 23, 2013

The Bright Side of ~10 Degrees ...


My first Ice Obelisk type Sculpture.  Balloons, bowls, pie plates, plastic glasses, and just about anything else around here that has a cool shape gets used.  To get them to stick I use a water bottle sprayer and sometimes pack a little snow around the pieces.  This one is 5' tall and is open at the top for colored lights or a big votive candle tonight. #ilovewinter.

My year was crazy.  Enjoy the Season.  Love from The Prairie.  xoxo.

Monday, March 4, 2013

I'm Still Here ...

And it's Monday, Monday ... As you can well imagine, this is not what is going on outside my kitchen window here on The Prairie this morning.  I've been much more cabin feverish this winter.  I had my knee repaired in December, my miniscus and my ACL.  So I'm not doing my typical winter exploring with my camera.  On this icy drab day I am sending my love and a whole lotta' color.  xoxo.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Genova Sky Watch Friday ...

I love these clouds over Genova and how they contrast with the sharp tips of the architecture.  I may not be blogging lately, but I'm still looking up.  It's the weekend.  Visit Sky Watch Friday for someone else's clouds

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Firenze Friday Sky Watch ...

Here is a shot of the Cathedral's bell tower in Florence's Piazza della Signoria.  I have so many photographs from my trip to Italy.  I'm still going through them.  Have a great weekend, my fellow Watchers of the Sky.  At Sky Watch Friday you never know what you will find.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Home Sweet Bonassola Sky Watch ...

After a two week stay in a lovely Italian villa I had walked past this scene several times per day.  Sometimes I was strolling to lunch or dinner.  Sometimes I was rushing to catch the train for a side trip.  And more than once it was strictly for gelato, always a chocolate coconut combination.  

With each passing, the kayaks were never in the same order.  And the sky was always one huge moving picture.  The villa had spectacular views of the Mediterranean from the two verandas we spent all sunsets but a few.  The sky played an important role in my trip ... exactly like it does in every day of my life.

I was by myself this late cloudy afternoon and a day away from leaving for home.  I sat on the beach and waited and I loved the way the boats were fanned out.  A thin layer of clouds came over and I got the shot I had been waiting for.

Check out Sky Watch Friday ... you will find another's story, another's photograph, and someone else who wants to let you into their world.  

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sky Watch Friday ...

It's been a while since I have posted a photograph of the old Homestead.  I really love the sky action in this one I took last week.

We leave for our two week trip to Italy in a few days.  I like the huge contrast between where I live and the places I travel.  Hopefully, with the ability to post, next week's shot could be of the Leaning Tower of Pisa or David.  Whatever it is, there will be a a fantastic sky in it, I promise.

See Sky Watch Friday, where someone else wants to stay in touch and make you a part of their vacation.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Beatle Bailey Big Stone Sky Watch ...

We saw The Twins lose to The Mariner's yesterday but Target Field has the best hot dogs ever.  On the  scenic drive home we made our way to Big Stone Lake to hook up with Jolene and pick up the family nail gun.  A guy named Beatle Bailey sculpted this incredible Walleye which sit's atop the deck where we chowed down on a great dinner at SoDak Resort.  

All is well on The Prairie ... the corn is dead but we are moving on.  At Sky Watch Friday there is a sky that caused a photographer to think of you.  Check it out ... who doesn't love the Sky ?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Red Barns Sky Watch Friday ...

There's just something about a Red Barn.  The ones dearest to my heart are built years ago, that someone has just lovingly lapped on a fresh coat or two.  While many go for the browner shades, I will come to a dead stop in a Highway ditch for a closer look at a glowing classic Red Barn such as this.  I wasn't even looking at it's complimentary cloud backdrop.

This is the shade of both the nail polish and lipstick my Mother wore when I was a child.  It's the shade of Christmas.  It's the shade of my old Dining Room in Houston/West University.  It's the shade of my Geraniums.  And yes, here on The Prairie, it's the shade of my very own Barn.

Check out Sky Watch Friday ... today someone else cared to send you their very best.