Prairie Burn

Farmers specializing in native grasses burn off last year's stubble every spring, killing all the weeds and invasive species that invaded the field during last year's growing season. This allows a fresh start for the new crop of native grass, providing an almost pure product of grass seed. Thought for the Day: No road is … Continue reading Prairie Burn

Wren

Wren's Nest The common House Wren is an interesting bird. Very industrious and known for their loud singing for such a small bird. The male wren starts several nests before looking for a mate. He gets the nests started with small twigs, then goes courting. The female then selects her favorite nest and finishes building … Continue reading Wren

Memories

1939 Plymouth This is the driver's side rear bumper, tail light and trunk of a 1939 Plymouth. The old car was parked next to the house near Cross Creek, FL where Marjorie K. Rawlings wrote her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "The Yearling" in 1939. Thought for the Day: One cannot and must not try to … Continue reading Memories

RUKM!?

Christmas Cactus As a silhouette, this would look like a Canadian or Snow Goose taking flight. But, it's not. It's a beautiful flower, somewhat magnified. This is a Christmas Cactus, blooming in our sunroom just two days ago. Christmas Cactus? A little late isn't it, or is it eight months early? This particular plant has … Continue reading RUKM!?

Symmetry

Storz Fountain Court - Joslyn Art Museum The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE has something for everyone. Noted for its premier collection of 19th and 20th century American and European artists, it also has works by Veronese, Titian, Rembrandt and El Greco from the 16th and 17th century. Other areas of interest include impressive … Continue reading Symmetry

Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt And they're off! At the sound of the whistle, these three 2nd graders wasted no time reaching the scattered eggs. All of the plastic eggs held a treat, but the girls' competitive spirit was heightened to find the 1% of eggs holding cash prizes. Thought for the Day: A horse never runs … Continue reading Egg Hunt

Marbles

Cat's Eye This photo reminded me of playing marbles as a kid. Marbles weren't that big of a deal in my childhood; Scouts, sports, board games and bike-rides were more fun than shooting marbles in the dirt. Marbles were popular when my dad was a kid (1920's). My entire "collection" came from him, and they … Continue reading Marbles

Muskrat

Muskrat Whether hunting with a gun or a camera, sometimes you come home empty handed. I drove 100 miles to "shoot" the annual northern migration of Snow Geese, but the howling wind spoiled that. Birds were hunkered down and it was all I could do to stand up. I took shelter in the leeward side … Continue reading Muskrat

Big Smooth

Old Vine Zinfandel Meeting old friends and getting caught up are special times. Sharing a bottle of wine adds an exclamation mark. Wine is said to improve with age. That applies to friends too. Thought for the day: Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints … Continue reading Big Smooth

Hand Cart

Avebury, England The sight of this old hand cart reminded me of the classic Radio Flyer Red Wagon I had as a kid. Well, sort of. My metal wagon had a handle and four wheels too, just like this cart. My wagon is probably buried in a land fill somewhere, totally "recycled" by now. This … Continue reading Hand Cart

Spring?

Butchart Gardens March 1st. January and February, the worst two months of winter in Nebraska, are behind us. The first day of Spring is only 3 weeks away. Do we dare dream so soon about the colorful days ahead of us? Thought for the Day: Walk lightly in the spring, Mother Nature is pregnant.Kiowa Indian … Continue reading Spring?