Author Archives: Marla Rose

About Marla Rose

This blog documents small-town life in central Illinois with photographs and various ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!

Another patio view

Last night, right before going inside after enjoying a summer evening on the patio, we were graced with a moon goddess visit, otherwise known as a Luna moth. Miss Luna flew toward our patriotic led lights flag, but fluttered downward, … Continue reading

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Crops of the Midwest

Soybeans + Corn = White-tailed Deer Summer blessings – view from our patio.  

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Some days call for pretty pictures.

Each sunset brings an opportunity to reflect on the day’s beauty. Find the beauty. It’s there!    

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Farmhouse Supper

Yesterday was a cool, windy, cloudy “spring” day. Comfort food was on the menu! Roast Potatoes, carrots, and onions Amish Friendship Bread What’s on your comfort menu?    

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I choose Faith

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Out with January!

Extreme – that sums this week up.  From 30 below windchill this week to 60 and sunny today. Like life – unpredictable! So, you learn to find the beauty in whatever it throws your way. I enjoyed the sun on … Continue reading

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Coffee & Encouragement

I am loving that the new year is off to a fresh, clean start. Focus your thoughts on the good and the good yet to happen. Today, friends, I encourage you to focus on the future!

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What does that word mean to you? Does it evoke fear or excitement? To me, it sounds like a great prospect for fun. Definitely memories & stories to tell. Friends, my wish for you (and my hope for me) is … Continue reading

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I concede.

I had such hopes.I kept the faith. My hopes fell like the autumn leaves. No Indian Summer this fall for Central Illinois. But faith is knowing the sun will shine again … despite snow in November! Even Bubbles decided to … Continue reading

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