Saturday, September 20, 2014

Views to see

I was at the park where my sons run for their cross country meets this morning. It's on the edge of town, where wild turkey flocks roam and forage and where buffalo and elk find refuge on a portion of land that is a preserve.  I loved the quietness of the open land and watching Canadian geese and mallard ducks search for food around the pond.  

I have quickly fallen in love with this large park that is surrounded by large pines and other trees. I love how nature is all around, you just need the eyes to look and see.

I hope you enjoy the photos.
Sending love from the lovely land of Nebraska,

The moss on the north side of a pine

Reflections on the pond

The morning sun breaking through

Buffalo in his grazing land

The elk were almost 150 yards away.  I was amazed my the size of the elk's rack

The brown dots by the tree on the left are the buffalo grazing

Another view of the elk

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Town and country

Travis, Arliss, and I went out to do some errands yesterday.  As we drove into Lincoln, we stopped to check out this amazing piece of sculpture.  Being a staunch Farmall/Case/International Harvester family you can imagine our delight! 

There are farming tools, attachments, and at least a half dozen grills from tractors on this piece.  It's a veritable "I Spy" game all in one place.  

We loved it.  Travis was checking out the undercarriage and the various mechanical parts of the truck as well.  

Sending love from a Red Nation,

That's Travis to the right checking it out.

The old typewriter and wooden chair are in the cab of the truck. 

Make and Model

The grill of the truck

View from the other side

View from the back

Love the old plates

Front view and Travis checking out the undercarriage

One more view of this beauty :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Drive in the Country

Today the boys and I did some errands and decided to "meander" for a while. Even though we live in Lincoln, we can be completely out of town within minutes.  A quick right turn and a few minutes later Arliss, Travis, and I had the windows down, music turned up, and were taking in the wonderful smells of clover, fresh air, and simplicity.  I know simplicity doesn't have a smell, but if it did, it would be the smell of farms and open country roads.

We drove east for 15 minutes or so, quickly finding gravel roads and wide open spaces.  We talked about the corn crops and soybean fields we passed.  We talked about the farms we drove by, the livestock they had, and the machinery we saw in their fields.  

The drive wasn't far and it wasn't for hours and hours, but when we drove back into Lincoln our spirits were refreshed and refilled.  I have a feeling we will be taking drives in the country more often.  

Sending love from a future farm, somewhere in Nebraska. :)