Thursday, September 13, 2012

Home Is 'Where.......








 If kept a distance from the house, this serves as a phone booth for an Amish family who have a mum business going out of their farm.Many farms have these which may even have Internet.
 


He traveled far on this early morning hoping to see a Bobolink where he had watched them earlier in the year. This amazing bird travels from the grasslands of Argentina to visit his prairie and have a brood before leaving. He walked and noticed a number of friends, but never found the bird. He saw a group of female Bluebirds and thought how he had found an active nest just the week before. Migration had started and these ladies were perhaps headed to catch up with the males who had left early. It made him think of a previous lunch date, and a lady he should follow after perhaps. After walking all morning he decided to visit his other home, leaving the Missouri River valley toward the Mississippi River valley. Along the highway was a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds who had left this area weeks before. Maybe these were from farther north or from the parched west. He wished them safe journey and they stayed on his mind most of the trip, along with thoughts of a new friend.

He made his way into the rolling hills near his home and was greeted by friends of the past. Beautiful roadside plantings were still standing in small areas, many had been hayed from lack of rain on nearby pastures. A buggy approached and a friendly wave gave him a feeling of warmth and solace finding his way back to his home. He stopped and looked at produce offered by one of his favorite families and took a sack to share with a few friends along the way. Home is where ones heart is, and in his case split on opposite sides of the state.It was nice to sit in the old worn chair and survey his tiny backyard prairie. It had filled in and gave him a smile looking at the beauty that covered over his yard. He would rest nicely this evening, he was at home.

11 comments:

  1. Some fantastic shots! I have tried taking pics of weeds...very hard! Good job.

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  2. Our Tennessee migrants are leaving as well, though the hummingbirds, chimney swifts, and nighthawks are still here-

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  3. Wonderful photos and beautiful words. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Great montage of birds , clouds , skies and story. A very spiritual story of how one belongs tot he prairie.

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  5. Great story Steve...Happy weekend!
    hughugs

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  6. Interesting with that little building. So they can have the phone and internet if it is kept a certain distance from the house?

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  7. You have really helped me to appreciate the prairie since I've been reading your blog, Steve. And your pictures display the beauty of the prairie so well.

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  8. Funny about the little house -- when you say "mum" business, do you mean as in "secret" or "flowers?" Lol.

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  9. I'm intrigued by that little house though I know the Amish people have different levels of tradition from group to group. There are no phone booths for the Amish here in Fillmore County....

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  10. Wow! I love your photos..I really do. The Heron is especially wonderful. Thank you for the kind words..I need them so.
    Sincerely, Nita

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  11. I have never seen one of those little buildings when we've travelled through Lancaster county, PA, which has many Amish families or maybe I haven't looked closely enough. Nice sentiments in today's story, Steve. Enjoy the weekend at home.

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