Our nephew Jack Dunaway's daughter Sarah is visiting from California. We had a big country dinner today to give her a taste of southern cooking. It was the first time she had ever tasted okra. We topped off the meal with blackberry cobbler and cinnamon rolls.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
As the years go by the seasons seem to come around quicker. For me, winter is barely gone when the summer heats up and brings all the things we expect from the season, such as:
One of my favorite summer bloomers, the purple cone flower.
We are picking black berries every day.
Ripe tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, squash, and okra make summer meals a delight and bring to mind family meals of years gone by. Accent those meals with the heat and humidity, the sound of cicadas in the trees, and fire flies at dusk and a person gets a feel of one's place in the universe and a feeling of belonging to that place.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Two more days and Kelly will be heading home. Here are more photos of her trip:
Typical meal during their stay.
A painting Kelly purchased from a local artist.
chicken guacamole wrap
At the market
Girls going shopping
Plenty of money to spend
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday morning we took the kids to Norman, OK to tour the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. It's a museum that traces the fossil record of life over millions of years in the region of what is now Oklahoma. The next day we visited the Braum's farm, a ten thousand acre enterprise that grows and processes the ingredients that go into their food products. Braum's is a chain of ice cream/fast food/grocery stores that span the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Ready to start the trip
This was the kids' favorite. The Triceratops.
The Brontosaurus. This picture was taken from the second floor.
He is standing on the first floor. His head is 19ft above the floor and
he is 90 ft from nose to tip of tail.
Lots of fossils.
One floor was dedicated to the Mississippian Indian culture of North America. A civilization that flourished from about 800 to 1500 CE.
This family was attempting to take a picture of their dad and daughters in this ancient
dugout canoe when Jenna and Gracen jumped right in and made their selves at home.
My sciatica requires that I find a
place to sit down from time to time.
Up to our hotel room
Waiting for the Braum's tour to begin. Gracen is looking back where
the ice cream is kept. Hunter is looking at?
Posing by the tour bus. No photography was allowed inside the bakery
or ice cream plant.
The farm spans the Canadian River
Free ice cream and cookies after the tour.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
When Kelly and her mission group arrived in Africa last Thursday they were dismayed that their luggage did not arrive also. Yesterday 8 out of 29 suitcases arrived and were taken to them. They are 60 miles (as the crow flies) from the airport and the luggage was carried by two men on a very small motorcycle.
They had already unloaded the luggage when this
photo was taken.
Looks like a 125cc motor. Very small.
Piling up sand to be mixed into mortar.
Sore muscles at the end of the day.