Note: my post for the Vintage Halloween Party at Anything Goes is the post before this one, if the link doesn't take you there....it's October 29 post. Enjoy!
I LOVE making my jack-o-lantern every year. It's just so fun, such a simple pleasure...
gone to the beach....
Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Nan tried to be a very good girl that first year in the sod house on the desolate western prairie. She picked beans and churned butter, carried water in a little bucket from the well Papa dug out back. She did her sums and learned her primer lessons without complaint. And late afternoons she held the new baby while Mama cooked for Papa.
Nan's efforts were rewarded that first snowy Christmas. Santa Claus finally brought her a DOLL!
Friday, October 22, 2010
One evening, mid-September, we had a huge flock of migrating gulls fly through. They passed by the Beach at sunset, following a dragonfly migration, it seemed.
The monarchs arrive as soon as the goldenrod begins to bloom on the dunes.
I know they lay their eggs on only milkweed and that their caterpillars feed on the milkweed. But the migrating adults seem very happy to stop and sun on the Beach,
Late fall and winter will bring more shorebirds, different types: pipers and plovers; sea ducks, loons and geese. Even some seals? A whale? And it seems my little friend here will stay on, waiting for someone! anyone! to bring him a meal.