Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Congrats Dawn!!!!

 Our little girl graduated with honors from High School Sunday, May, 26th, 2013. We are so proud of her for the hard work and dedication it has taken over the past twelve years to earn excellent grades. The great friendships she has developed and the fantastic young women she has turned out to be.

After the ceremony we had friends and family over to celebrate the occasion. Here is our long time friend Marlin giving Dawn life advise.
"They can take away your horse"
They can take away your shoes"
"But they can never take away your education."
Yes, high school days are precious but brief
Where all your dreams come true;
It's not the end, but the beginning
Of a life we'll start anew.
Class Motto: "Nothing we do changes the past~
Everything we do changes the future"


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lacey Leaves

I love to gaze at the tree's when they begin to sprout foliage.
It reminds me of delicate green lace. Today is a perfect day with temperatures in the 70's with a light breeze blowing.
   Antelope lake is sparkling blue with fluffy white clouds in the background. I spotted a boat skimming acrossed it this morning. It seems this is the first really nice day we have had this spring.
Toot-a-loo I'm out to do some gardening.  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Crime Scene

   I glanced out the window and got the shock of my life. It seems a crime has been committed in my own back yard.
   You have to be careful at night around here but this happened in broad daylight. The criminals (white tail deer) have been terrorizing our farm all winter. They have murdered two small innocent tree's, looted and pillaged our haystacks.
Something has got to be done!
We can't allow these criminals to walk our streets!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Turn The Page Tuesday

  Once again "Turn The Page Tuesday" has rolled around and it's time to tell our blogging buddies about the books we have been reading. Last month I read two very good books.

I started out with "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana De Rosnay. Recommended by my daughter Dawn. They had watched the movie in French class. She said it was very good but would make me cry.
Right on both accounts.
With Sara's Key, Tatiana De Rosnay has touched the hearts of Holocaust survivors.
 Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard- their secret hiding place- and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
Sixty Years Later: Sarah's story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own romantic future.
The second book was found at a thrift store & what a lucky find was this.
 In "The Lace Reader" Towner Whitney, the self confessed unreliable narrator hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations, but the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light.
This book has excerpts from The Lace Readers Guide- The lace reader must stare at the piece of lace until the pattern blurs and the face of the seeker disappears completely behind the veil. When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen. In that moment an image will begin to form...in the space between what is real and what is only imagined.
The Lace Reader is full of magic & intrigue.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Walk about

   Today was a perfect day for a walk about. So camera in hand I set out to see what I could see.
   The sun was warm on my back. Little tufts of green grass are popping out. The ponds are full of water and the ice is starting to melt off of the lake.
Souri found a great place to go swimming.
Penny enjoyed exploring.
If you get a chance go out & have some fun in the sun.