Sunday, October 31, 2010

One Leaf ...

I have been on a road trip ... one that has taken us a bit over 4,ooo miles so far ... and it isn't over yet. We have 32 states in the license plate game and can't go home until we get them all. That's retirement. And if it weren't for the Sugar Wolf, Ruby Thursday, that would be true.

I took this photo on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This One Leaf, that floated gently towards me and brushed the tip of my ear ever so lightly, was a deal maker for my first post in two weeks. This One Leaf represents all there is to say about this trip and about me. It takes a lot of leaves to tell the story of Fall on The Parkway, but this One Leaf is telling you the story of me.

Happy Halloween from Kriss and Dave's in New Jersey. And even though I forgot to pack my Skeleton Ear Rings, this One Leaf has my back.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sky Watch Friday ...

Sunset at Lake Marsh in Hamlin County ... the color of early Fall. Rest up this weekend and look around. The skies are being watched for you at

Monday, October 11, 2010

Seed Is All I Need ...

My life on The Prairie includes frivolous purchases made as a West University/Houston Homemaker and Wife. Frivolous because I bought many things in those days simply because I wanted them.

I'm gathering flower seeds for a Wild Garden this week and blending them on this beautiful platter I bought at Berings, an upscale hardware/gift store that fit right into my fancy life back then. I'm sure I paid way too much for the piece so I'm redeeming myself and doing something with this platter that has nothing to do with dinner in my dark red West U dining room.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Winter Wheat ...

This is what I saw early this morning as I was heading in to town and took the curve in our driveway. The Winter Wheat came up while we were away this weekend. Winter Wheat sprouts before it freezes then goes dormant. It's combined with softer wheat to make the flour that came from here, The Prairie, and ended up right there in your pantry ... I know you'd do the same for me.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom ...

Today is my Mom's 83rd Birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom. You always smile like you mean it. I love that about you. Have an awesome weekend taking care of Kellers On The Prairie while we go to Minnesota camping and to Meander Art Crawl. Sorry I'm taking the cake with me. xoxo.

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Life Story Sky Watch ...

While crouching then lying down in a ditch just west of town to take this photograph, I heard a carload of Ladies slowing down then turning on the road behind me. Seconds later my childhood friend, Shellie, was running towards me and calling my name. I hadn't seen her in a while ... she was my very first Girlfriend ... the one I threatened I would cut all her hair off for one reason or another. You know how it is when you are 6 years old ... hair is everything. She didn't come down into the ditch because she was dressed up for her Niece's wedding shower. But she patiently conversed with me while I tried to capture just the right shot. Thanks, Shellie ... I got it. Skies and stories around the world at