There is a bank behind our house leading to the woods & fields up above. I have been envisioning flowers and ornamental grasses lining this bank and have planted a few things here but mostly it is overgrown with grass & weeds. Walking along it the other evening I spotted these wild roses in the grass. There is some nice bushes growing all by themselves. They where just hard to see with all the growth coming up around them. I got to work weeding & pruning, all the while swatting mosquitoes. Now you can see the pretty rose bushes. If I gradually add plants & flowers maybe someday I will have my hillside of blossoms.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Dawn, Katie & I loaded up Dawns Blazer and headed for Wyoming last weekend so Dawn could register for college in our old home town. We stayed in the dorms the first night and got to explore North West College.
The next day after registering we drove to Cody to meet with friends and do some shopping. I picked up some treasures at "Rockstar Cowgirl" one of my favorite bead shops. I haven't found many bead shops in our area so love going west to look for treasures.
Have you done any treasure hunting lately?
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Naomi Shihhab Nye writes- In Wallowa Country, Oregon, true Nez Perce country, people tune themselves to stones, river, lake bottom, trying to hear more than the bright air. It feels so much older and deeper than the USA there.
Now here's a voice that rings so truly and wonderfully out of the terrible history of native displacement, that wakes the silence right up, speaks straight from the center, without fanfare but with great beauty and grace and more than "a little bit" of wisdom. A big necessary bit! Bravo to Horace Axtell and Margo Argon for the gift of this telling-- May these clear words from the source travel far, and everywhere.
Since my family and I are from the beautiful Wallowa's I have grown up with these mountains, rivers and rocks as my back drop and know the exact locations Horace talks about in his book. Reading this book is just like sitting down and having a conversation with him. I think we have so much to learn from our elders if we would just take the time to listen.
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