Many many years ago I don't know maybe 8 or 9 years ago I was visiting a friend and her mother. Her name was Katherine but her grandson called her mom mom. Now this isn't just any friend, no it's my best friend of 20 + years. Well while I was there I noticed a plant mom mom had thrown out. It was probably Mother's Day or an Easter gift you know the kind that comes with beautiful blooms and that ever popular foil wrap and a ribbon. Well it came home with me I didn't know a thing about this particular plant but I popped it in the ground right beside my front porch. And forgot about it. Between over zealous weed wacking, front porch restoration, hardiboard house siding and this year a large rocking chair blew off the porch and landed on it! But last year there were blooms! And this year the color is so pretty! Mom mom sadly has left us. Now when I see these beautiful blooms I think about mom mom and how she would say " it's just this life then the next" and somehow both make me smile!
Friday, July 26, 2013
I've been enjoying this cooler weather, by taking a morning walk with the dogs. When my daughter was here with her doggies it was quite a different walk. But this morning it was just me and my two pooches. So armed with my cup o coffee, and iPhone off we go. I am so lucky to have the creek run through our farm. This years abundant rains feel like a luxury compared to last years drought. The fields are lush and green. I need to mow but I've so enjoyed the wild things that have been growing. So here are a few photos from this area of Indiana on a summers morning.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Recently, our little town liberty Indiana has started a Friday evening farmers market. It is so lovely. Last evening I went in to get a few things for dinner to go with our left over hamburger we were going to have as burgers on the grill. I came home with a sack of ripe tomatoes, a dozen ( 13) sweet corn, a homemade peach pie, and a little $2.00 bunch of garden flowers. Our dinner was so enhanced by all the delicious produce. And yes my weakness for fresh flowers. I have a $5.00 bunch of gladiolas on the dinning room table, very grand indeed. It's my bad habit! I've been known to make a stunning arrangement of roadside lilies, and Queen Anne s lace. My favorite. And right now seems like all the wild flowers are in bloom. They take turns in my back field as well. Sometimes joe pie weed, milk weed, or this time blue coneflower otherwise known as chicory. We are getting ready for an afternoon thunderstorm. We could really use one to give Mother Nature a brake of the almost daily upper 90s heat wave. I got to see Michael Franti last Thursday evening. What a treat if your not familiar with his music I urge you too look him up. It was a wonderful evening. Young old, black, white, jumping, clapping, singing together. Perfect just what I needed to restore my faith in people coming together for fun. And I got to have my picture taken with him as well! I love a guy who can rock the dreads and bare feet look! The tickets were for my birthday back in may what a great gift. Something I needed and could use up in one evening!
Friday, July 12, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Sometimes with my morning coffee, I read blogs! Much better than the news! Anyway today's pics are of my company on the sofa this morning. Most times if I can I am outside doing this. But it's a little cool and damp out today. Boy do I feel for those out west suffering from the record heat. Bu today and for the last week I've been thinking about change and why we make the decisions we do? What holds us back from making change? For me I guess it must be fear. But fear of what? The unknown ? After the big carbon monoxide scare of this winter it seems silly to contemplate too much about some major changes.... Hey there was distinct possibility that I might not even be here at all right now! After having a few health scares over the years , thank God they were only scares it starts to make one think about life ..... And right now is one of those times when I feel like I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I know better but I guess we all have our flaws and that is certainly one of mine. So today I am going to enjoy my company, read some blogs and try to nail down some indecision .... And get started on and Finnish up some projects.