My husband and I just completed an extensive Road Trip, traveling through Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, So. Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. America is truly beautiful and a land of such diversity. I took hundreds of photos, many of which I will use as I work on my Nebraska Journal.
We spent several days in Nebraska at my home town of Pilger. I have so many ideas for my journal: pictures of the farm, the land & crops, the weather, animals, buildings and events that were part of my childhood. Many of those events haven't changed throughout the years: checking on the crops after a rainstorm, watching for Tornados, putting up sweet corn... I have made a few sketches in my journal which I am sharing with you in my website.
We encountered a thunderstorm, including a Tornado Warning ... that brought back so many memories of the Tornado I survived as a child. The corn had been planted two weeks before we arrived and the last of the beans were planted a few days before. Farming has changed so much since I was a child, however the new technology has streamline the process a great deal.
Being there for Memorial Day gave me a great opportunity to reflect on family and friends, both current and past. What a great community in which to grow up! The people are generous, trusting and so much fun. I entered two pieces of art in the Elkhorn Valley Artists Unlimited Art Show. One of these took 1st place in the painting category. I was very honored to receive this award.
I look forward to sharing my memories of Nebraska with you.