I went to see mom and dad yesterday in my hometown of Hydro, mom texted me before I left and said to bring my camera because the Canola was bloomed out and beautiful. It was a beautiful Spring day for pictures, the Canola is in full bloom and the sky was a gorgeous blue with big fluffy clouds floating by. We drove down old Highway 66 a few miles east of Hydro to a huge field of Canola and I took today’s photos. I think it’s amazing that something we use so much of, Canola Oil, comes from these fields of beautiful yellow plants swaying in the Oklahoma breeze. I thought this was a great way to end our week here on the blog, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy these images from my little corner of the world. Enjoy!!!
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December 21, 2016
Well if you’re not already cold here’s some news, it’s the first day of Winter, tonight will be the longest night of the year and that means today is the shortest day. I’ve always loved the first day of Winter, there’s something kind of mysterious about it as we enter the coldest and darkest time of our calendar year and at the same time we are headed towards Spring. I’m a Winter person, I love everything about winter from the food we eat, layering on clothes, wearing sweaters, coats, scarfs, and gloves. Winter to me is very invigorating, the heat of Summer always beats me down and I just feel yuck for weeks. I hope wherever this first day of Winter finds you that you are healthy, happy, and warm, the holidays are in full swing with just 4 days left until Christmas and this year the first night of Hannukah falls on Christmas Eve, so many people of different religions will be celebrating at the same time. I’ll try to get another post in before the holidays but it’s kind of crazy on this end and did I mention I have a birthday tomorrow, I’m going out to mom and dad’s for birthday lunch with them and to pick up a couple of cakes mom baked for me to give clients and to make Christmas candy trays to give to clients and friends. Tomorrow night we are going out to dinner to a new wine bar and bistro for my bday with two other couples that we’ve been friends with literally for decades, I’ll let you know where we ate and how it was. In the meantime have a great day and don’t let all the holiday craziness get to you, deep breaths, here’s some images of Winter, Enjoy!!! (above image via)
October 3, 2016
I CAN’T believe it’s October, it just doesn’t seem possible that we are headed into the last quarter of another year. Thankfully I love the month of October with its change in the weather, we start eating soup and heartier foods, change out the wardrobe and of course the change in color. Fall and Winter colors are my favorites with oranges, browns, deep reds, navy blue, and hints of gold, so I thought today we would take a look at Fall colors and hopefully be inspired for the days to come over the next several months. I hope wherever you are October finds you healthy and happy and ready for all the madness that is Autumn and the Holidays. Enjoy!!!
June 15, 2016
I have to make a confession, I have a thing for accessories. Whether it’s scarves and gloves in the winter or sunglasses year round, my motto is “it’s the little things that count”. So my love of accessories squealed out loud when I recently discovered the British website London Undercover and their awesome umbrellas or as they refer to them, Solid Stick Umbrellas, especially one type of umbrella they market, the D-LUX Denim Solid Stick Umbrella. The Undercover website says the umbrellas are inspired by French field workers and the indigo dyed brollies (umbrellas) of the early 20th Century. The umbrellas are made of a special cotton denim that is waterproof, they are available in 3 shades of blue, which I’ll share with you, and a solid hickory stick and handle. You can even have up to five initials put on the leather strap of the umbrella. I think these are so sharp and would be a great gift for anyone, year round. Join me for a look at the “brollies” and visit the Undercover website for more umbrellas and info., Enjoy!!!
November 30, 2015
Hello everyone, it’s Monday again and to make it worse it’s the Monday after a holiday, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and can now see your way clear to the Christmas holidays. Things got a little dicey here in Oklahoma over the long holiday weekend, we had a weather front move in on Thanksgiving Day that brought a lot of moisture to the state, then a major cold front moved in over night and things went from bad to worse. The rain continued to fall as well as the temperature, the perfect combination for an ice storm. Ice storms are nothing new here on the plains, hardly a winter goes by that we don’t have at least one ice storm.