Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nebraska Daredevils

We were reminded recently by an AirBnB guest that not everyone is familiar with country life. She wondered why the homes (in the rural areas) were so far apart? We discussed with her farming and ranching, and how much land they need, and then she began to understand.

We caught the photos below on the Sutherland Cemetery Road, known locally as the Bottom Road. It's only about a quarter of a mile south of Interstate 80. I wonder what folks like our recent AirBnB'er think of these?

What we call Crop Dusters are professionally referred to as Aerial Applicators. No matter what you call them, these pilots provide a vital service and are brave and reckless souls!

Monday, July 28, 2014

River Scenery

Beauty abounds in nature. Thankfully, we spend every moment out in it that we can!
Some day I'd like to go down the river with a chainsaw and a craft big enough to haul some of the unique driftwood home for my landscaping.
Myriad flowers in lots of different styles and colors!
The fishies didn't photograph as well as I would have liked, but I love Mark's reflection in the water.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Why we don't encounter more wildlife on the river!

We haven't been able to spend as much time as we would like on the river. Yesterday was a great trip, and we encountered a tiny leatherback turtle.

When we let him go, we quickly learned why we don't see more wildlife when we're on the river.

They probably all disappear just like this turtle!