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!

A day closer

to harvest. Prep continues. Bee busy, my friends! Until tomorrow.

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Illinois & the Oregon wildfires

We were forecast a beautiful sunny September day here in central Illinois. By afternoon, it was still “sunny” – with haze. I’ve since learned it is from the Oregon wildfires. I pray for those living in the heart and heat … Continue reading

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Sunday Smiles

I hope you have had a Sunday full of smiles, friends.

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Country roads and views

Evening views from the farm. Take the country roads when you can, my friends. Until tomorrow, good night.

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Friday, September 11

View out of the front office window: WE REMEMBER! Clint and I checked crops last night. I fell in love with the views all over again. Fall in love with what is right in front of you!

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Eek

I was focused on getting a shot of my butterfly bush for you. This bush is called “Miss Molly.” I had to buy it because Molly is also the name of my sweet daughter-in-law. Then … I realized something was … Continue reading

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September 9

The fog was persistent this morning. Lake Shelbyville still bloomed beautiful. Later, I returned to eat lunch while my buddy fished. Glad I didn’t have a tuna sandwich packed as close as I was to him. I hope you find … Continue reading

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Clouds

Good morning through the clouds. This afternoon the sky taunted us. The rain skirted around us. Tonight, the crickets and cicadas sing.

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Weeds or wildflowers?

It was the perfect afternoon to check the crops. I was distracted by the flowers. Some might call them weeds. Depends on perspective. Thistles in a pasture are not welcome. A hungry finch thinks otherwise. For now, I will embrace … Continue reading

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Drying winds

The crops are changing daily. I hope your Sunday has been restful, friends!

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