Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Black and White Learning Together

Tensions are high as we wait for the Grand Jury announcement.  Governor Nixon announced a state of emergency and called in the National Guard yesterday.  
i appreciate this video as i sort through all of the emotions i have been feeling.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Iowa State Fair

I love the gravel road.  It is my growth chart.

Pretty colors mixed together

Always buddies from the start

These 2 as well.

This cat (Malfoy?)has gotten big and is still super sweet.

Famous butter cow at the Iowa State Fair

Grape Stomping division winners, i was the photographer.

And the coach

I love this picture because Jasper never knew it was being taken and those are the best kind.  

Giant Pumpkin, giant boys

Constipated farmer?


Little bandit

I love this barn, it is my time chart.

Poppy is the mother of them all. the whole herd.

Monarch caterpillar- Yesterday i read that it was being considered for endangered status.

Toji has also gotten big.  She is besties with the cats, the whole herd.  They sleep on top of her in the cold.

Zinnia are so pretty.

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge

Afterwards, we stopped at the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Historic site.  The problem with waiting this long to post things is...
i remember we had fun and it was a beautiful day.  That is all that matters.

Valley View Glades-Summertime Hike

I am quite behind...
Back in August, Jasper used his money to buy a live trap off of craigslist.  It was cheap but pretty far away, just south of Hillsboro.  It was an unusually cool summer day that begged for a hike, so we went to a new place called Valley View Glades.