Monday, April 25, 2011

Baby Goat Love ...

This adorable baby boy Goat, just five days old, snuggled up against my bare neck last week. He lives at Sioux Valley Nursery. My Spring is really just beginning here on The Prairie. And everything old is truly new again at Easter.

Friday, April 22, 2011

No Snow Sky Watch Good Friday ...

The Prairie has the most beautiful and fertile soil on the Planet. So when that soil has been covered with snow for a good long while I can't help but notice its beauty in the Spring. While last years corn stalks are still standing, making up the hint of brown, underneath it is jet black. The clouds gather in the distance to complete the picture.

On the other side of the Planet there is another picture and another story from someone else who wants to show you their Sky.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Deep Sigh ...

I stopped in Sioux Valley Nursery this afternoon for the first time this season. I've been decluttering at my house so I wasn't ready to buy anything. I'm focused on Easter Week and having a great Spring and Summer. The Gardenias smelled just as heavenly as they looked.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Sky Watching ...

Although there is actually a nice Wintery Mix in our forecast. Mother Nature is a tease. See what she's up to on the other side of the Earth at

Friday, April 8, 2011

Snow Means Water Means Life Lesson ...

I have been photographing this grove of trees for almost 4 years. The melted snow has become what appears to be a new lake. What remains appears to be a shore. As for the sky ... this is likely the last of the wintry clouds. They have become big, puffy, and rolling for summer. They have to do that. It's their job.

There is a lesson here ... don't take a thing for granted. Things can change in an instant. Take a look at skies around the world today, at

They won't look like this again.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pop Corn Geranium ...

I have a Sun Porch full of Geraniums. I buy them in Spring for my tall black pots along the garage. I can't stand to let them go in the Fall so I cut them all back, dig them all up, and move them all indoors ... thinking all the while that I'll put them back in the Spring. But I don't. Sioux Valley Nursery opens this weekend. And Geraniums will be the first thing I buy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sky Watch Friday ...

A group of geese on the ground is called a gaggle; when geese fly in formation they are called a wedge or a skein. There's a whole lot of shakin' going on here on the Prairie ... and it's Spring around the World at