Welcome?

Imagine: You're new in town. You're trying to decide what neighborhood would be the best location for work, leisure, life style and making new friends. You find an affordable apartment with all the amenities you desire. You sign a lease. On moving day you notice your neighbor's "welcome" mat. Thought for the Day: If you … Continue reading Welcome?

Reminder

Family Prayer, 2011 Above is a document recording the family Thanksgiving in 2011. At the time, I thought I could never be more grateful for the blessings I have received from my family. But, the blessings keep growing every year. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thought for the Day: When I started counting my blessings, my whole life … Continue reading Reminder

Curling

Curling Olympic trials for the U.S. Curling Team are now taking place in Omaha, NE. Results of these trials will select the team to represent the United States in the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's not the kind of action sport that puts you on the edge of your seat; i.e. high drama with "last minute … Continue reading Curling

Frosty Morning

Mother Nature has a way of keeping you on your toes. In Nebraska, you never get bored with the weather -- it's always changing. Just when you think the weather is perfect, (relative to what?), the weather changes ... drastically. After several days of unseasonaly balmy weather (60's), the weather turned drastically to 3-4 days … Continue reading Frosty Morning

Veterans’s Day

Raising the Flag Think about the American Flag on Veteran's Day. Why is it the most recognized flag in the world? The sight of the American Flag makes one think of: freedom, independence, liberty, justice, opportunity, hope, security, family, and friends. People from all over the world have been migrating to and settling this continent … Continue reading Veterans’s Day

Nap Time

Too Much Fun! Romping around in the fresh air is a lot fun! I love the soft grass! I'm learning to fetch, it sure is fun!. I’m getting pretty good at it too! I love it … I could do this all day! But, a nap sounds pretty good too. Thought for the Day: Try throwing … Continue reading Nap Time

Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, the family gathered for their annual Halloween "reunion". This collage of past years' celebrations was made for "giggles and grins". Trick or Treat? Thought for the Day: The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.Thomas … Continue reading Halloween

Ready for Take-Off

Black Swallowtail butterflies arrive late in the summer. But with cooler weather on the horizon, I think this guy is taking off ... for good. Thought for the Day: Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it … Continue reading Ready for Take-Off

Prairie Flower

Mystery Flower I found this flower blooming in mid summer in a pasture near Niobrara, NE. It looked at home among the tall prairie grass, rolling hills and cattle. Can you identify it? Please let me know. Thought for the Day: It is the sweet, simple things of life that are the real ones after … Continue reading Prairie Flower

Complimentary Colors

Purple & Orange Mexican Sunflower and Aster can be quite spactacular when they bloom at the same time ... and invade each other's space. These are some of the latest flowers to bloom, giving us one last blast of vivd color before everything starts turning brown. Love it while it lasts! Thought for the Day: … Continue reading Complimentary Colors

Traffic Cone

This is an artistic and creative way to control pedestrian traffic. It gets your attention, and politely asks you to "Keep Off The Grass". Where did I find it? Outside the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraksa. Where else? Thought for the Day:If you're in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you're still in … Continue reading Traffic Cone

Apple Fest

Odd Ball October is apple picking time. As we've done for the last umteen years, the "fam" picked apples at the Morris Farm in Mondamin, Iowa. The weather was perfect. It was fun getting together. Thought for the Day: I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.Barbara Bush

Joslyn Museum

Joslyn Museum The Joslyn Museum is one of my favorite places in Omaha. Kids love it too, although most of them don't realize they're developing an appreciation for fine art and architecture. This second story venue looks down on the Storz Fountain Court. Thought for the Day: Children have to be educated, but they have … Continue reading Joslyn Museum

Cross Country

Cross Country Fall is the season for Cross Country. For first-timers, it is tough getting in shape. After a leisurely summer, the sudden demands on your body to prepare for long distance running (2 miles) is like a fire alarm going off in your bedroom at 2 AM. In training for only three weeks, these … Continue reading Cross Country