Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good bye 2008...

It is cold and windy with the sun peaking through the clouds every now and then for this last day of 2008!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Remembering Christmas Eve.....

Kristopher was the chef for our Christmas evening meal. The menu was beef wellington, pearl onions, glazed carrots, sweet and baking potato gallette, and chocolate cake with ganache filling. Thanks Kristopher....everything was wonderful!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008


A pleasant surprise.....pheasants on Christmas Day!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Christmas morning tea ring

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008


Wintery, blusterly, snowing, wind
puff up the feathers to keep out the cold
clouds hide the sun
warmer temperatures
a distant dream of yesterday.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Just seconds before the hawk took off after a dove.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Hawk enjoying the snowfall or looking for a dove!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


hawk just before taking off to chase a morning dove

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cold outside!

Cardinal trying to stay warm!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Look out...

There were no other birds in the area as this hawk perched on the feeder this afternoon!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

This is some of the produce from my brother's garden.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Going south

First night out and stayed in Carthage, MO at the Precious Moments hotel.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Among the trees..

Looking out the window this morning there was a red-bellied woodpecker among the trees.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


The roses are all done blooming. It is so cold outside and wintery winds are blowing.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

sun today

Finally the sun was shining today. All week has been cloudy and rainy. The sunset was beautiful this evening.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Saw these two on October 29th

And then there were three...

Went over to the farm today and a third kitten had surfaced!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008


The way it was a month ago before winter arrived!

Friday, November 7, 2008

First snow day!

Today is my 56th birthday!! I was really surprised to see snow falling this morning!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Three friends

Buddy, Gurgles, Callie

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Southern view

This is a favorite view of mine. It is from the front porch of the house my grandfather was born in. This looks south across the gravel road into my uncle's fields. They are busy harvesting corn today.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So cute..

Went over to the farm today. These are the baby kittens at my brother's.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall colors

Missed posting pictures while waiting for Quest to repair the phone line! Sunday it was so windy that there are not many colored leaves left on the trees!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Nicole!

Our sweet little girl was born 31 years ago. She truely lights up our life!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Red grass

Like the complimentary colors in this picture.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Welcoming the morning

One of the two juvenile male cardinals. Sure would have been fun to get them both in the shot!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Feed me

Two juvenile male cardinals flew into the apple tree this week. What a treat watching mom still feeding them sunflower seeds from the feeder!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

After the rain..

right before sunset.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Looking back...

Looking back in the rear view mirror. And here I sit looking back on the past day of riding in the buddy seat next to my brother on his birthday. God blessed us with a beautiful day and blessed me with a wonderful brother 50 years ago!!!

Back with the empty wagon..

Mom bringing the wagon back to the field.

Riding in the combine...

The field we are combining in is right next to Renner cemetary. We think about our Dad who loved being a farmer. We have missed him for 11 years.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

View from the buddy seat..

In the combine sitting beside my brother moving down the bean row watching the combine chomp on soybeans!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Buddy seat

Thes is the buddy seat next to my brother where I am going to sit and ride along!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008