Friday, January 7, 2011

Prairie Story 60- A Return

One fish caught brings two friends, perhaps you will share.











Needs a roof
For another day
Found what works
Hope it stays.




Putting their belongings together was a tough task. The strength of the prairie built up their spirits, since they were going to return to a more rural setting where they felt they belonged. They had spent three decades in their home and had way too much to move. They had a sale to rid themselves of a number of items and pay for their move. They had moved here in a wagon and now had three. All their family helped with the move and they carried a lot of the load for their aging relatives. Soon they would always feel that gentle breeze singing them that wonderful song.

They moved down into their son’s home sharing the wealth of generations. He worked at building a bedroom, using a carpenter that had built a addition for two ladies down the road. It was soon finished and the breeze blew through their windows facing the east and west, causing the curtains to dance. Fairies gathered outside often playing amongst the framework of this new addition, playing a follow the leader type game. The stars gazed down, greeting their friends, having never forgotten them.

They had a private porch off their new room where they often sat after dinner and enjoyed their new, old home. They had returned to where they had started from together and the romance was still in the air. They laughed and giggled recalling old stories they felt had been lost. It seemed as if someone had retold them their story of life and it was all so fresh and new. Some of the giggling was fairies, whispering sweet memories in their ears, never telling them where they knew them from, other than from their hearts.

They planned a huge new garden, with a background of flowers carried into the yard from a nearby meadow. Many fond memories came with gathering these wonderful wildflowers. These wonderful thoughts were shared and the flora became more abundant. They would let this huge new garden grow smaller, letting their prairie ease more into the yard, thought the stars. They loved this wonderful prairie, and it had told them to return. Their love and family experiences were often shared on a gentle prairie breeze, gracing the flowers, shrubs and the trees.
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Our love is carried over tomorrow
From where we left it today
It can sometimes wander
But always comes back for us
Gracing us with our love
Each and every way.

















22 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. Especially like that there are Fairies. I wonder if you go out with your camera every day.

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  2. I love those amazing bald eagles. The leaves in the next image seem to mimic the one which is landing with outstretched wings.

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  3. I did see those milkweed wings almost flying Hilary.I try to shoot a few each day, keeping a good supply of shots to use Kass.These were taken two days ago.

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  4. A fun selection of pictures, Steve. That one just before Lily's photo, though, has some spooky eyes staring at us. The image of the fuzzy weed against the dark background was lovely. Good work.

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  5. Nice thought. Returning is always sweet if the destination conjurs up fond memories.
    btw. Since we head out to Colorado several time a year on I80 , I got out my Nebraska map and located a certain canoeable river. I think we'll spend a few days in Valentine next summer on the way. Noted also a wildlife refuge nearby. Thanks :)

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  6. I love the fairies dancing in through the breeze!

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  7. really like the light on the goldenrod, very nice. Cool eagles too. I see them fairly often but always from a pretty big distance. No photos of 'em yet. Nice entry!

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  8. so did you climb that tree to get the shot of the inside of that nest?
    That picture thats right before Lily is quite interesting. It looks like there are several sets of eyes peering back at you

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  9. That seems alot of brown in this white season. LOve your photos.
    Your blog seems really interesting that I have added you to my blog list.
    Have a good day!

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  10. Oh goodness... don't let Lily fall through the ice!

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  11. Love the milkweed photo -- very unique! Have a pleasant weekend, Steve. :)

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  12. Eagles are so beautiful. Great photos. And the pic of your dog...I am freaking out a little...our dog Lucy looks exactly like yours! Ours is a yorkie/poodle mix. Is yours?

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  13. It's so poignant how the fairies dance among the breeze. Steve, I always enjoy your posts, but this one is especially beautiful. Your photos capture so much...my favorite is of the open prairie. To me, it captures the peacefulness now with a hint of the future that beckons. Really like this!!!

    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the Gulf Coast is looking lots better...still a long way to go, but determined people make things happen. I honestly think one has to be born ito that humidity.

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  14. Saw your comment on my blog. Just wanted to let you know I posted a pic of our Lucy on flicker. Check it out http://www.flickr.com/photos/52814106@N05/5337427122/

    They look so much alike! Have a great weekend!

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  15. A beautiful set of shots! I feel the calmness surrounding you in each one. And God Bless you for finding a new roof for the nestbox!

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  16. MAGNIFICIENT Birds and how elegant are they also...!

    You turned the arid countryside with your beautiful pictures just wonderful....!
    Delicate details of silver and golden grass....GORGEOUS!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  17. Truly love your winter camera at work. The eagles are wonderful. Happy New Years to you!

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  18. For once, I have no words. Just gorgeous.

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  19. Awesome roof, great images! All the work that went into that nest and as always great thoughts

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  20. I Love that hubcap roof. Nice recycling. :)

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  21. Enjoyed the photos, but more especially the story of this couple who were still so much in love despite having to move.

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  22. You have a way with the lens and the camera. Another brilliant series of photos, and another wonderful story. Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy reading your comments.

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