Saturday, October 5, 2019

Talking Turkey

Wild Turkeys are so entertaining, at least to me.  If you notice there are 9 in this group and that's about the size of a rafter of them.  I've noticed that there are usually 9 of the little babies and they stick together for life.  Sometimes I'll see several rafters or flocks all together .

I've written about them before.  I think they're not appreciated by many people who call them dumb birds at best.  Even at that they manage to navigate around our neighborhood with a very busy street only one block over.  They hold up traffic as they cross it single file and thankfully when that happens it's people like me who are willing to give them the right-of-way.
Off one way to look for food and favorite people who feed them or going to work. 

Then across the bridge to roost in some tall trees on the other side for the night.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the little documentary on creatures dear to my heart.  And I hope you have a good weekend.  And thank you for reading this.   God bless.                        Diane

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Wild is the music
of autumnal winds
Amongst the faded woods.
            William Wordsworth

It's October.   Just like that.  33 degrees when I woke
up this morning.  Maybe it's the artist in
me or something but I always think of months in
colors, I think of October in gray.  Not a
sad gray but mysterious, spooky - the hoot of an owl in the
gray twilight as I walk my dog, fog moving in,
a stranger appearing - "hello". 
I'm glad I have a warm, cozy home to come in to, maybe
a pot of potato soup and some hot cornbread. 

Happy October.   
                 Blessings, Diane

Thursday, September 26, 2019


I had company last week and they spent their time mostly taking care of me due to my having fell just before they got here.  Of course it was still wonderful to see them.    I think my son in law had a good time - he went fishing several times in Tongue River Canyon . 

It surely is a beautiful place
Hope you're having a good day.  God bless you.        Diane

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

We Must Not Forget

 The very evening that our country was attacked on 9/11 I started making this quilt.  My last one, in fact.  I started with the white house (which today probably needs the most work.).  I was so inspired by so much patriotism, people hanging enormous flags, flags flying from homes and cars.  With a little help from Cathy who found me some tiny flag fabric it didn't take me long.  My heart is truly in this one.
       This is the last panel.  I hope you can read it.  It says "o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave".
        I love you all and stay brave.      God bless.             Diane

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Good Fences and Good Neighbors

This neighbor and I always had great conversations through their old fence.  I couldn't see over it.  And neither could he or his wife if they were sitting on their patio.  The fence got old so he tore it down and built a new one this summer.  He told me he created the gate specifically so I could see over it.
     I'm so blessed to have good neighbors.  It wasn't always that way but over the years and  different  changes it has become that way. 

I love this guy.  Noah always had time to sit on the porch and chat with me.  He joined the Marines this last year when he graduated from high school and he still has time to run over and see me when he's home.  He was about three when I first knew him and he was just promoted to Lance Corporal. 

Drew and  Jacob.  When I took it Jacob, the shorter one, said "we need to try to look natural".  It always makes me smile.
      Thanks so much for reading my blog .  God bless you.                Diane

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

My Sister's Visit

My sister Patsy visited me last week for a few days.  This is her and her husband but she flew over alone.   We had a good time laughing and yakking.  The time flies when you spend it with you have so much in common with.  We talk on the phone a lot, too, so we manage to find things to talk about all the time. 
While she was here I took her to Bradford Brintons Museum and Bistro.  It's a wonderful place to go with a stunning view of the Bighorns.  I love the statues of the wild turkeys that greet you at the entry way.  If you enlarge the photo you can see them better.                        Blessings,  Diane

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Already

 I'm just dropping in to wish you a great September. This t shirt is about 17 years years old but I love it and it's patriotic.  So Happy Labor day, too. 
 Here are a few shots I want to share with you. My dog, Dreamer, is Miss Priss herself.  Almost every time she lays down she very carefully crosses her paws.  She's very proper.  And when you give her a treat she very, very carefully takes it.  No unladylike manners for her.
 I wish I could say I taught her that but she came that way. 
Take care of yourself till next time and stay brave.              Diane

Sunday, August 18, 2019


I think they're called choke cherries because they look so luscious hanging heavily on the bushes.  But when you taste them they have a harsh sharp taste.  No doubt appealing to birds because they love them.

I don't know who figured it out but buckets of them have been picked over the years and made into a wonderful jelly that is native to Wyoming, Montana and these western states.

My mother never quite got the jelly set enough so she would make chokecherry syrup which was heavenly on pancakes.  She made it sound like she did it that way on purpose. 

Hello to all my shadow readers out there.  Have a wonderful Sunday.     Blessings,   Diane

Saturday, August 17, 2019

A Memory

This is Black Cat Day.  I was thinking back wondering if I ever had a black cat.  There have been so many pets in my lifetime.  Then I remembered Tom.  When I was still living at home we had a beautiful black cat who was kind of a family pet but I called him mine and I think he called me his.  He was a lovely, kind cat and it was so sad when he died.     Blessings,       Diane

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Here I Am Again

 I decided to start blogging again.  I hope you are all well and made it through the summer in good shape.  Here's a picture of Dreamer (no I don't call her Dottie even though I was going to.  Too much trouble for both her and I to remember). 
 She's settled in and loves it here a lot. 
Since I dug this class photo out for a project, I thought I'd share it with you.  This is my 1st grade class, 1948.  I'm the dreamy looking little girl 4th from left in the front row.  That's my new school dress for that year.  Such innocent little people we were.    Blessings to you,     Diane 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Thank you,

Thank you for being my blogging friend.  We move forward, things change.  I will see you on Instagram or facebook  or whatever comes next.  As my almost 2 year old little neighbor girl says "byeeee, love you."


Saturday, April 6, 2019

Wild Turkeys...................

By now you probably know that I love these wild turkeys that share the neighborhood and town with us.  I'm so touched that most of the people stop and give them the right-of-way as they cross the streets (usually in single file).  Sometimes the last one will stop to look at something making the wait even longer.  
Yesterday as I was driving up the busiest street in Wyoming two of them were walking across the crosswalk and all of the traffic waited until they got to the other side.  It made my day.  


Friday, March 29, 2019

Let your light shine before others................


Two quotes have led me lately.
      First - In the end it is kindness
           I take this to mean that kindness is really all that matters
      Second - As Christians we are not of this earth but citizens of heaven
            I've read this before and each time it means more to me.  Especially in today's world of                        violence, lying, suffering, wars, you know what I'm talking about.  I find great
            comfort in this.
 I want my light to shine before others.  I want to at least brighten up your day.       Diane       

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Spring....

     My neighbor, Ed, always has prettier, lusher flowers than I do.  I believe it's because he's up early, walks around and talks to them while smoking his cigarette and drinking coffee.  I think he just coaxes them to grow.
     So these are his, mine are still buried under 1 1/2 feet of snow.'s Spring!!   And there will be a beautiful full moon tonight.  A lovely, blessed day to you. 


Friday, March 15, 2019


After months of coming home to an empty house and many trips to the animal shelter this sweet dog came home with me yesterday.  She almost immediately took over this chair so I'm glad she feels she has her own place.  She's 10 years old and was just spayed a month ago????  That should tell you what kind of life she had.  I changed her name before we left the building.  The name Dreamer was over -  her dream is here and so is mine.  I hope I can give Dottie a good, long life.     Diane