Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
End of October
have found the mums.
The Painted Ladies did not mind.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Skippers were everywhere!
Lots of butterflies today.
It is warm, 64 degrees.
Perfect October day for butterflies.
National Wildlife Refuge
comprises 7,350 acres.
It is along the eastern edge of the
Missouri River floodplain.
We watched Great Egrets,
Ducks, Geese and Hawks.
on muskrat houses.
Although Squaw Creek is in the Midwest, many shore birds come through
on their way south to their winter homes.
We watched Yellowlegs and Coots.
The Swans will begin migrating in December to winter here.
The Eagles have already begun to arrive.
I could watch all day.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Chorus of Spirits
Kansas Flint Hills
is a national treasure.
Spending time in the Flint Hills
is spending time
in an ancient
I saw a glimpse of the vast prairie,
the wind, the Cottonwood Trees,
While my brother and I traveled
we listened to original songs performed
by Kansas Musicians.
Kanza, People of the wind.
I found the subtle beauty
of each each moment.
I found my Prairie.
My own inner vastness,
honored and respected.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Full Hunter's Moon
Flint Hills, Kansas
We are going to the Flint Hills for sunrise.
I found this photo taken by someone else.
I hope I can do as well.
We will visit my Aunt in Wichita, Kansas.
I hope someday I can be as gracious as her.
I sat in the grass near the marigolds and watched.
The Eastern Comma and the Orange Sulphur were the only two butterflies.
I will go back outside.
I will sit in the grass.
I will watch the butterflies for awhile longer.
Maybe the Buckeye will come.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thank You Buckeye!
of Kansas book.
on the deck with the birds.
A Buckeye took me away
from all of that.
I love being over the rainbow.
I love being in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee!
Monday, October 22, 2007
It will be half an hour after he leaves before any other bird will be comfortable coming up to the deck.
I was driving my Father to radiation treatment.
It was a sunny, warm October day, 1992.
I can still hear his voice.
My Father was a full use person.
I found his little pencils, sharpened with a pocket knife.
My husband brought me a maple leaf.
He saw it on the ground while he was mowing.
There are lots of leaves on the ground now.
My Father would have enjoyed the digital age.
He would have enjoyed Corner.
He would have been 85 years old today.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Drama in the backyard.
Reading with the birds.
people of the wind.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Time to read
the legendary painter from British Columbia, Canada.
It is a historical novel.
Emily Carr's paintings are amazing.
I had left the camera inside.
I just wanted to read.
I thought about Emily Carr while I
put clean sheets on the bed.
I thought about my passion
while I hung clean towels.
Maybe the Monarchs would still be out in the zinnias.
Maybe there would be ripe tomatoes for supper.
Maybe I too can follow my passion.
I also see spirit.
It is in the forest and in my backyard.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
She was my friend.
She would curl up on my lap on cool, rainy days.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I glanced up and saw an Eastern Comma
on one of the gourds in a nearby basket.
The gourds looked so pretty with a butterfly on them.
She flew to a deck post
It is their October treat.