Thursday, August 4, 2011

Changes coming.....

Hoping to save time.....take more more pictures....and keep the family updated in all that goes on...this blog will now be incorporated with the ramblings you can find  at  Simple Joys.  I will be deleting all photos from this site within the next month.    Thanks for visiting...and if you want to follow along with us, join us at Simple Joys.  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Week 11

Hungry black squirrels and stale loaves of bread....chubby angel faces in unexpected places......birds in pairs, watchful...careful...faithful........thick crisp tulip stems, poking their green shoots out of the rich, black buds swelling on brittle tree limbs....bright red birds growing braver..and louder...the sights and sounds of March in Nebraska!  And a lesson for the taking.....some days you're the pigeon...some days your the statue!  Project Life as we know it....2011!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Week 10

I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.  
Author Unknown

 Birthday balloon releases over mountain tops...a real deer in the headlights look....little girls on Grandpa's lap....sharing  the end of the story at Abiding Hope....a very creative unusual bird feeder......and spring glory in a golden crocus....sights and sounds of life in March!  (and..for those interested, Joe thought he'd try out a new method to feed the birds....once again, foiled by Sam and his gang of hungry squirrels!  But oh, did we laugh at their crazy antics)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Week 9

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds,
the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature...
the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.
Rachel Carson 

The rare sight of an eagle on a cloudy winter afternoon....cranes dancing in the corn fields....waves of snow geese, undulating in the late winter sunshine.....a stubborn, sturdy steeple, determined to stand long after the barn crumbles around it....a funky black elephant with snow on its feet.....a lazy longhorn, napping in the sun...and a gaggle of giggling geese skating on the thin ice of February.....sights and sounds of week 9 in 2011!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

To Our Birthday Girl....

 All you need is faith, trust...and a little bit of pixie dust!   
Walt Disney

To our own  little Tinkerbell...  three short years ago, life gave us the gift of you!  And what a gift you've been!  Happy Birthday, Koko Mimi!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 8

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
George Iles

February, 2011.  Days filled with glimmers of hope.  Purple crocus peeking through fluffy blankets of snow.  Open water dancing in the sunlight.  Dripping icicles.  Birds in abundance.  Sunshine moments.  Jacket afternoons.  Faith holds out its hand and hope springs up in the chirp of a robin...spring is just around the corner.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 7

Love is the flower you've got to let grow
John Lennon

This week in grows outside our backdoor!  Warmer days.   Shorter nights.  Singing birds.  Robins.  Leftover dandelions.  Handmade wind chimes.  Handpicked Valentines. A gaggle of geese.  Weeping willows.  Third grade concerts.  (photos to come)    The mixed up days of February.  Week 7.  Project Life. 2011