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Tuesday, August 30, 2011


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God had Blessed Our Travels
We are home again, safe and sound~
Threatening skies did not deter us as we drove past the pines,
over the warm waters of late summer,

past farm ponds~
quickly greening from cooling fall air~
and field after field of corn,
the sky continues to darken~
suddenly, miles have passed~
the sky brightens over the round hay bales
drying on green, green fields.
They must have had rain~
The horses were already having their supper~
as we slowed down past the grove
of Black Walnut trees~
everywhere, there were more~
to the East~
the West~
the South~
of our daughter's home~
Black Walnut Trees~
Pine, large pine~
Oak, virgin Oak~
hundreds of years old~
Trumpet Vine of orange, red and yellow hues~
One for me and one for you~
climbing profusely up the grain shed~
smack in the midst of the horses playground.
So heavy are the vine~
that the roof is showing signs of distress.
I will fix the roof, he says,
But oh, be careful of the Trumpets!, she declares.
Whatchadoin? Austin's Windy horse wonders~
And then there is a 'pony' of a different kind~
Just shortened again a week prior~
So as not to sit on her locks~
And a congregation of turkeys~
ten little ones and Mom and Pop~
spiking the curiosity of the horses.
A mom showing her little one his picture~
Curious fella approves Mom's catch of himself~
Little brother feeds sisters
Sophie and Cocoa~
while his Windy looks on~
Big brother Christopher can't decide~
trucks or hoops~
Ah, Trucks it is!
Not a drop of rain~
But mountains of fun!

Grandma and Grandpa return home
ready for another week that is already half past~
Grandpa has already got plans for his new welder!
Of course! There is Always another project going on~
Syrus Lee is so happy to see us home again~
and has news!
There are kittens in the barn again!
3 of them have been spotted~
But now to tame the feline!
It's been such a busy time~
We never seem to rest~
Even when away for a short time~
We never seem to rest~

It does not matter~
We have been greatly blessed!




jack69 said...

It is so nice to visit family. I loved the trip, glad you took us along. I am sure that lady gets some good shots with that camera, WOW! Professionals!!! shucks.
Loved the pictures of the kids and horses.

What a beautiful smile on Si. His picture pops up often and brings a smile. I love it where he put the toad to sleep out at the cabin, he is so intense in the picture.

Of course we have a great picture of you, too and the one of Bill smiling or laughing big, as he sits here in the motor home. I see these every day, we enjoyed you guys so much.
Love from NC
Sherry & jack

jack69 said...

Oh, I just drug my welder out. All I can do is stick welding rods, but I fimally got some 1/2 nuts welded to 1/2 rebar to drive into the corners of these Car/RV ports.

Paula said...

Nice little trip with pictures to prove it. I've had cats named Cocoa and Sophie and lots of other names too. lol

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful, dar. what a beautiful drive and place to arrive... :) glad you are home safe again too.

TexWisGirl said...

(about a week and 1/2 ago, we got a half hour's worth of rain - enough to wet the ground at least. it quickly dried up again... still over 100 each day here...)

Fred Alton said...

Dar, these are all "WoW" shots! And look at the size of that lens. My Oh My - that looks like fun. Love the long hair on your daughter too.

Jill said...

Welcome home! I love all of your photos. It looks and sounds like you had a great time.

I have to admit..that little orange kitty took my heart away! :)

Cher' Shots said...

Great trip and thanks for sharing. Love Darcies hair!!
'love & hugs from afar'

imac said...

Just wonderfully beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures of your trip.

Cicero Sings said...

Glad you had a great trip and arrived back home safely, howbeit wiped out. One always comes home to rest after holidays ... don't you know?! Ha!