Friday, July 15, 2016

knee deep in summer

It is sunflower time...and yes, they have planted themselves
again this year.  They are indeed the happiest of flowers.

       And on the vine, pumpkins & gourds begin...

                  With a deer to climb on too.

The neighbor stopped of their bee colonies
took off today, just up & flew away.  He wondered if they 
had taken up residence at our farm.  No sign of them yet!

Summer is ripening & unfolding all around us.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

morning greetings

This is what often awaits in the morning.  Ralphie loves
his bridge...and my timid Little Moo is always curious.
Good day my sweet boys!

Monday, July 4, 2016


Mom lived in the perfect place for July 4th...right across
from Winnequah Park in Monona.  When I was younger,
we could line up our lawn chairs right across the front yard
to watch.  The day would start with baseball games at the 
two diamonds...then Healy Lane & all the Trails would begin
to fill through the afternoon.  The small carnival, craft fair & 
beer tent were like beacons ~~ drawing in the people.  Each
laid claim to their piece of the park with a blanket.  By night
it was like a swarm, and we spent as much time, maybe even
more, enjoying the people watching.  And then with several
booms, the night filled with the lights of freedom, independence,
and pride.  My mom would announce, "I like that one!" or "That
was a good one!"...and we would hoot & applaud in symphony.
I was always befuddled by the number of cars that would leave
during the if beating the crowd out was the grand prize.
For the Wind girls, that was the time when we brought out the sparklers, 
and with reverence & some fear, I would run the yard with spitting
fire in my very hand.  

Happy Birthday America!
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