“Come with me into the woods where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.” ― Mary Oliver, Dog Songs Mary Oliver you’re wrong, you’re dead (may you rest in peace), & you’re dead wrong about any Spring advancing this … Continue reading This Is Not Advancement
The Davey family outside Leland in rural DeKalb County, Illinois. The family calls this barn quilt square ‘Patriotic.’ Looking at the context, I’d certainly agree with that. I’m going to take a really wild guess here & say that someone in the Davey family is a Marine, was a Marine, is a retired Marine, or … Continue reading Barn Quilt Squares II
(Elva grain elevator, DeKalb County, Illinois) The other day I ran across an ad from an insurance brokerage firm (I’m guessing they’re located in Kansas). The ad was aimed at agricultural workers, specifically people whose work involved grain elevators. It was a lengthy ad selling life insurance. The ad began with………… “If you go to … Continue reading ! Danger, Will Robinson, Danger !
(DeKalb County, Illinois) Continue reading Shave ‘n’ a Haircut……….Two Bits!
DeKalb County, Illinois (I have no idea what the history is of barn quilt squares, either in the U.S. or in our county, but there are quite a few around rural DeKalb County, so I decided to take advantage of some warm & dry weather to drive some of our rural roads.) Top: Star, Mangan … Continue reading Barn Quilt Squares I
“The wind comes across the plains not howling but singing. It’s the difference between this wind and its big-city cousins: the full-throated wind of the plains has leeway to seek out the hidden registers of its voice. Where immigrant farmers planted windbreaks a hundred and fifty years ago. it keens in protest; where the young … Continue reading It’s That Time……….
Today was a case of “Don’t believe even 2 cents worth of what ya read on the internet.” Beautiful day out today, tho not really a September day. Very warm. Very humid. More like late July or early August. I set out for a relatively tiny local township cemetery based on an article I read … Continue reading Is the Internet Even Worth Two Cents?