Monday, August 15, 2011

Just over the next horizon

This is what was over the next horizon
The sky highlights the bronze harvest
The pastoral softness belies the Badlands ruggedness
Welcome to


N'yuk, N'yuk, N'yuk

Many Beautiful creatures live in North Dakota's Badlands
The Prairie Rattler

The Black Tailed Mule Deer
The resurected Buffalo (Bison Bison)
However, the rarest and most prized of all creatures is the
Kayus Horendicus Beutificulum Outstandiculorumus Magnus.
This is the only known photograph of the sole surviving member
of its species in the wild.  There are others of the same genus in captivity
but they have all been domesticated.
The annual W.C. Ribfest was held last Friday.  Mmmm,  mmm!
True Nordakotuns (North Dakotans) are uncomfortable when
the wind doesn't blow.  We've been relatively comfortable lately.
Until next time  ...  Ban 'zai !

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

 It is still moist and lush out here where the sky meets the earth.
The yellow clover dominates the countryside.
 But signs of the approaching autumn are becoming more common.
The dragon flies are mating in their last day or so of life.
 The tent caterpillars are silking the berry bushes.
 The Western Salsify has ballooned into seed and the wild grasses
such as this crested wheat are gone to seed as well.
 The field birds are fattening themselves on the fruitful abundance.
 More and more of the old building is embraced by the soil.
I'll be back and share what I find over the next horizon.
Until then ... Happy Trails.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Clearing out the camera

I was cleaning out my digital camera and found these photos
 from the wedding/reunion weekend.  Our last breakfast together.
 Dan & Marianne
 Dennis & Ian
Most of the Daly household.

Friday, August 5, 2011

 We made it home from Minnesota and found our world bursting
with life and activity.  Kay's garden is just beginning to
produce.  Onions, spinach, beet greens, snap peas, green beans,
dill, chive, mint.  Note the fence around the garden to keep out
the deer.  Thanks Emily & Chris for helping put it up while you
were here.

 A good thing, too.  The day after we returned we had
these visitors

The country side is beginning to turn.

The hay harvest is well under way
But ... it's not over yet.  Some of the migrating
birds are still in the neighborhood.
Happy Trails

Monday, August 1, 2011

 Kay and Pete
The last photo op before the departures begin
 Meg, Maria,Tom & John - visiting after the ceremony
 Kay, Cass & Pete after the ceremony
 Pat and Marianne
 Fun at the head reception table

Kat & Dan

Sally's Parents Andrew and Nancy