The world premiere of a lovely concert
I had plans to visit the Philippines the end of this month and enjoy the companionship of two good friends who have made me a member of their family unit for thirty years. They have homes in Manila and Sacramento, CA. If you watch the news you see one of the worst storms came through and tore many peoples homes and lives apart. Another is possibly on it's way and many are without their basic needs. My friend put out pleas to send what you can to the Philippine Red Cross and keep those who have suffered in your prayers.
So today as I post this, I also marvel that this is my 500th post. I still have some original followers who have became very close friends. Many of you have given me very nice compliments through the years and I always try to return the favor as well. My early blogs shared prose I had written while doing research and restoration work on this lovely prairie that I live in. I took the information that families shared and made it into a story, sharing the hard copy with the families that I interviewed in my travels. It is the strength in our families that made this land what it is and I still try to build on that hoping to help new families use their strengths to thrive as well. Times have changed and it is hard to get together as we did when I was growing up. My mother never worked and stayed to take care of six children. With our economy this is hard to do any more, but a few still try to live this dream. A good friend stays with his children while his wife provides for their large family, a reversal of roles, but very nice to be able to do. When invited over neighbors wonder if they missed an invite since such a large crowd is at my home.
When I first told people about restoring prairie and doing this as a hobby many were baffled why I wanted to do so. In the 1800's this area was 87% prairie where now it is less than 1%. Was it a good move many wonder, we do help feed the world. It was the beauty that called to me to help, there is a very spiritual mode I am in when in my glory. I have worked at this for over two decades and never received more than a thank you from the people around me, but the land has thanked me graciously. When I go and see some of the beauty it is like going to a art museum and feeling I have worked with some of the greatest artists around. I laugh talking the other day that my week can become complete watching a few birds, watching a spider spin it's web or discovering somewhere I never have visited. I shoot over 400 photos a month and never leave home without my camera intentionally. I like to share a few with you and hear your ideas. If I am not a member of your blog, please remind me where to go and become one. I hope to have 500 more blogs and share my happiness and enthusiasm that spreads across this land for all to enjoy if they only listen and observe. This happiness is always sent perhaps as a memory,chant or song carried on a gentle prairie breeze, out on the prairie.
It is hard to always get to the top, but a treasure is always waiting
One can walk for miles when on top of the Loess Hills in Iowa, or up in the Sandhills of Nebraska.
A deer trail may be all one has to follow and return
Golden Heart Productions, was started in 2005 with a friend Bumpy Rhodes.
Wow! 500 Posts can really take some energy!