A beautiful Monday

This morning’s 5:30 sunrise is the new header for my blog page.  It was a good start for a Monday morning.  If the sun would rise this early in the winter, I think I could get up easier on winter mornings!  

I’ve been absent (not just absent-minded) from my blog.  My absence was due to chaperoning 65 high school students on a trip to Washington DC, through my job at the electric cooperative.  I did more than survive – I made many memories and was quite impressed with the 65 student-leaders chosen for the adventure.  Our country’s future is in some good hands if we spend the time and energy encouraging these students to follow their dreams.

Once home, after much needed sleep, it was time to inspect the gardens.  The weeds did not take a break in my absence.  Have I mentioned our pumpkin patch?  Pig-farmer went crazy planting hills of jack-o-lantern, mini-pumpkin and gourd seeds!  Plus we threw in sunflower seeds and Indian corn for more color.  Uhm, yes … that is a lot of grass coming up between the hills!pumpkin_patch

Then, on to check what new flowers are blooming at home:

A yellow, Asiatic Lily greeted me!Asiatic_Lily

Sunny coreopsis smiled at me:Coreopsis

And of course, a laugh with some of the critters is good for the soul – Tug of War!DSC_0123

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About Marla Rose

This blog documents country life in central Illinois with lots of pictures, and various other ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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2 Responses to A beautiful Monday

  1. pattisj says:

    What a fabulous sunrise! I have a patch of grass growing in the mulch, of all places. I’ve been working on it, but every time I see it, I get the idea of having my husband mow the flower bed! They do not take a break, as you have noticed. That’s pretty lily, a lovely color. Critters always add a bright spot to a day, I think.

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