Sunflowers

40 acres of sunflowers On US 136 five miles west of Fairbury, Nebraska, I found a sea of sunflowers in full bloom. Three feet tall, standing shoulder to shoulder, soaking up the bright sun with hardly a cloud in the sky. Pollinators were gorging themselves. It was a great day to be a sunflower! Thought … Continue reading Sunflowers

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Shoes on the Danube

Sixty pair of shoes, made of cast iron, sit on the bank of the Danube River just below the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.   The shoes are old fashioned, all different styles, from all walks of life, worn by men, women and children from the 1940's. The shoes are a memorial to the thousands of … Continue reading Shoes on the Danube

Pinwheel Power

Pinwheels were everywhere, I mean everywhere.  Pinwheels could be found in people's yards, sidewalks, drive ways, on street corners, athletic fields, businesses, flower pots, tied to traffic signs, car antennas, as lapel pins, and churches. Aspen loved pinwheels.  Within a few days of his tragic accident, the entire community was blanketed with pinwheels, supporting Aspen's struggle for … Continue reading Pinwheel Power

Cousins

The first real warm day of the summer, with the sun taking its sweet time to set.  The day was long, giving the cousins plenty of time to reconnect, and many fun-filled memories:   swimming in the lake, minnows, sand toys, sun screen, rope swing over/into the water, sand between the toes, sand castles, fish … Continue reading Cousins

Tschus

"Tschus" (pronounced "chuse") is a German word/expression that means, "see ya".  I've had it on my license plate since Rebecca came into our lives as an exchange student in 1994. It's o-dark-thirty  (4:30 AM) now and I'm leaving the house to start my 8-day photo safari of the Nebraska sand hills.   I have a … Continue reading Tschus

Cattle Crossing?

In the Must-See-To-Believe department, I came across this cattle crossing sign in southern Utah, somewhere along UT-24 east of Capitol Reef National Park.  The road was on top of a narrow mesa, and the edge of the mesa kept getting closer to each side of the road as I continued east.  At some point, I … Continue reading Cattle Crossing?