Olde Towne Elkhorn

Rest Area The sculpture of Willa Cather welcomes visitors to take a seat, take a rest, catch your breath, etc. The sleepy little town of Elkhorn, NE, just a few miles west of downtown Omaha, has been swallowed up by Omaha's urban sprawl and is now part of Omaha. But the two-block stretch of Elkhorn's … Continue reading Olde Towne Elkhorn

BSN, RN

New College Grad My grand-daughter just graduated from college. I asked her if she would have any initials after her name, and she responded, "BSNRN". That's a mouthful, which stands for Bachelor of Science in Nursing ... and Registered Nurse after she takes her Board Exams next month. Wow, that four years went quick! Thought … Continue reading BSN, RN

HS Prom

High School Prom Graduating HS seniors on prom night. A lot of growing up in the last four years, and many challenges ahead, but this is the night to celebrate a major milestone in their life. Thought for the Day: To those of you who won honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And … Continue reading HS Prom

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