Just a small town gal and that is all I'll ever be,
where life is just another iced sweet tea away,
where you can see the twinkling stars at night,
the wonders of the moon,
and puffy white clouds floating across the blue sky.
Welcome to my blog from the heartland, full of random musings, observations, reflections, things I love, events in my life, humor..
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November 17, 2017

The Silo

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The Silo
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The silo
Stands stately and solitary
In the recently harvested field
Surrounded by a mosaic of colors
On a perfect autumnal day " ~ Home is where the heart is~

To watch the changing of the seasons is to know perfect works of art ~ Home is where the heart is~

"Some call it the middle of nowhere. I call it the center of my world.."~Ranchwife's Sl...

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November 12, 2017

Simple Joys

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Simple Joys
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Thankful for simple joys.... lazy Sunday afternoons....autumn's' splendor..... picturesque views...hot cocoa.....fuzzy blankets and socks..~Home is where the heart is'~

"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary."~Paulo Coelho

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November 9, 2017

Autumn Foliage

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Autumn Foliage
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"Today as I looked out the window
Marveling at the various colors that autumn brings
Red, yellow, purple, black, orange, magenta, and brown leaves
Dancing in the breeze
Some losing their hold
Gently floating to the ground
I thought of long past fall days of my childhood
And my Mom's annual foliage tour
Teaching us the names of the various trees
Oa...

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October 31, 2017

Afternoon Shadows

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Afternoon Shadows
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"Late afternoon shadows
Cast dancing silhouettes
Across the road
As this autumn day
Softly
Slips into eventide"~ Home is where the heart is..." ©SBDS2017
 
Love the simplicity of small  picturesque towns....
 
"Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star." ~Lucy Maud Montgomery

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October 22, 2017

Pitter Patter of Raindrops

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Rhythmic pitter patter of raindrops....Thunder in the distance...... Nature  singing a sleepy lullaby
 
Life is full of beauty if one takes the time to see
 
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”~Roger Miller

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October 19, 2017

Dust Cloud

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Dust Cloud
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Dust cloud settles slowly
Following the pickup truck 
Traveling
On the back roads
In this rural valley
Where time slows down
One admires the simple beauty
In the ordinary of one's life
 
 We hope we never get tired of the simple beauty of a cloud of dust on the backroads, or become
someone who doesn't se...

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October 19, 2017

The Yard

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The Yard 
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The day is winding down 
It is quiet now
Gazing at the long shadows 
Stretching across the yard
As evening approaches
Memories traverse through my mind
Of times past
Weekends spent with grandparents
Cousins, aunts and uncles
Football and baseball games
Foot races, blind man bluff
Jumping rope, Red rove...

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September 22, 2017

Friday Night Lights

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Friday Night Lights
September 22, 2017
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"Simple pleasures... rural town nestled in the Chautauqua Hills.....a cool breeze.....Friday night lights......homecoming.......football game...."

No matter how far I roam, my heart always calls me home...." ~ Home is where the heart is..~

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September 22, 2017

First Day of Fall

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First Day of Fall
September 22, 2017
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Today is the first day of fall
In this rural area that means nothing at all
As the thermometer on the wall
Says it is still sizzling summer temperatures

We well know that on rare occasions
We might have four seasons in one day
So as I write this, by this afternoon, just maybe
It may start to feel more like fall

So for...

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September 22, 2017

Last Day of Summer

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Last Day of Summer
September 21, 2017
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"It is morning in this rural area
Porch sittin' while sipping a cup of coffee
Sounds of life begin to stir
A rooster crows
A cow is mooing
Birds are chirping
A dog barks
As the sun rises over the hill
On this last day of summer"...~'Home is where the heart is' ~

"Rural isn't a zip code or a dirt road, It's a state of mind..".~unknown

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