Thursday, July 15, 2010

Along The Way


I hope you had a wonderful day! We are still battling the heat - 97 today w/heat index of 112 - and it appears there is no end in sight for another week or so. The humidity is sky high, and you get soaking wet just walking around. Needless to say, there hasn't been much done on our back porch! But today was an errand type day. And the pictures are some things we saw along the way!

I had to get my haircut at 11:45 a.m. so it was off we go about 11:10 to get there in time. It takes awhile to go 16 miles on dirt/gravel roads! My normal beautician is on vacation, so a new girl did the cutting. Turned out okay, but still not the same as when Lee does it. But it's short and cool and easy to care for. After that, it was off to the big city of Sallisaw, which is another 24 miles to the east. When we got there we went to Braums restaurant for lunch. It's an Oklahoma business kind of like Wendy's, but also has tons of different ice creams and meats and produce. I had a chicken sandwich and fries and Ronnie had the 1/3 pound burger and fries. And today you got a big scoop of ice cream free with your meal! YAY. Not a place to count calories. Ronnie had to help me finish my sandwich and ice cream. And you know that didn't hurt his feelings! :)

This tree is a Crepe Myrtle, and the color is absolutely gorgeous. Especially when the trees are huge and covered with the blooms. The pink is so vibrant it's hard to believe. (Although this picture doesn't do justice to the color.) Anyway, you see them all over the area, and it was something new to me. They are just as pretty as Memosa (sp) trees, even have more blooms I think.

After lunch it was off to WalMart! Imagine!! Picked up a few groceries, some water proofing repellent/sealer for the porch, a new dish pan (yay) and a new water supply. Oh yeah, also got some cool blue paint to finish my Americana project. Can't wait until I'm done and post a picture for you. It was so simple and soooo cute. After that it was homeward bound. Once we got off the Interstate (40) I took some pictures of things I see all the time on the way home. Hope you enjoy them.

This is soy beans and field corn fields as far as the eye can see. These two crops are big business in Green Country. They rotate the fields every year and its amazing how quickly it all grows. The crops are not harvested until late fall.

This is a hay field, with the big rolled bales of hay. I love the open space and the clouds in the sky. This field is fairly small compared to some, but you get the idea. The picture below is a close up of the bales.

How lucky was this?! A farmer coming down the road in his tractor, bringing some of the round bales from the field on a trailer. Ronnie took the picture through the windshield of my Van, but it turned out pretty good.

So, these are everyday sights to me, and I love it. It is so different from the hustle and bustle of city life that I lived for most of my life. I wish my girls and grandchildren could come and experience the quiet and peacefulness and "old time" atmosphere. But I guess that is not to be, as they have numerous things to keep them
busy where they are. I just hope you all who are older, like me, enjoy your surroundings as I do. God blesses us in so many ways. Take care and God bless.


Grammyof13 said...

I love the Oklahoma Prarie scenery. My daughters lives in Ochalata, south of Bartlesville. She is a city girl, and has had to work on being satisfied with country life. Down to goats and chickens her 8 year old has decided to love. He will be the farmer in the family. Take care and stay cool. BTW I love Brahams icecream.


Lorilee said...

It has been pretty hot here in South Texas too! Today is cooler with clouds and showers! Crape Myrtles are everywhere in South Texas too! I love them too.