Friday, May 27, 2011

What Goes Up Sky Watch ...

Most of my backyard sunsets are incredibly interesting. Many of my sunsets are spectacular. I call them mine because they happen in my backyard. Your Peeps at Sky Watch Friday are covering the rest of the Planet.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lettuce In A Pot ...

I love lettuce. The rabbits around here love it too ... and the German Shepherd here on The Prairie can only do so much. Sioux Valley Nursery is selling pots of lettuce that are ready to eat. You cut the 6 mixed varieties down right away and eat them so that you will have more in 10 days. So far so good and there is plenty coming right back. Isn't it beautiful? Sorry rabbits.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sky Watching ...

Feeding the world is a responsibility we take seriously here on The Prairie. We watch the skies for plenty of sun and the perfect amount of rain. 480 acres of wheat surround us and the vegetable garden that Mister Keller planted yesterday. Drops of rain fell through the night and everything is just as it should be. Unless, of course, the world ends this afternoon ... In that case, you might want to check out skies around the world at

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just Sitting There Looking Pretty ...

I am crazy about editing and bringing many of my photographs to a totally different level from where they begin. Many of my shots need that because I take them that way. Sometimes I already know what's going to happen.

And then I take photographs like this ... enter the Columbine. It was sitting there inside it's warm and humid nursery surroundings. The light did not appear to be anything very special. But the detail of this Colorado flower, particularly it's very dramatic tail, always photographs well. I took just this one, primarily for it's "just sitting there" beauty and gave it one layer of an antique effect.

I love it. And I am going to apply the "just sitting there" beauty theory to more of the things I see.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Setting Sun Sky Watch ...

The leaves on my western shelter belt trees are busy turning green. Spring winds push the clouds along from there to here. My porch provides a perfect spot to catch this vivid entertainment. On Sky Watch Friday I'm paying attention for all of us ... and I love taking my editing up a notch or two just for you. No link to other posts today due to technical issues. Have a great weekend. xoxo from The Prairie.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

What I Like About Me Sky Watch ...

I like that I save things. I have been saving, as opposed to hoarding, all my life. For the past month I've been working on going through those awful cardboard boxes labeled "Momentos" ... my Boyfriend has been going though the photographs and slides. We are no longer cluttered. We are close to being a family of recycled plastic tubs with labels. Oprah would be proud. There are Sky Watch photographers and their stories at