Yarn Bombing in North Iowa

A couple years ago I posted a post about Yarn Bombing---I was taken in by the great concept of "decorating" outside spaces with colorful yarn.  I even saw some on a trip to Napa and posted a picture there.  What fun it is to see creative people use their craft to beautify spaces.   Last weekend Chris and I took a side trip to Clear Lake to see the Classic Car Show (that is a post for another day) and I asked him to stop at Central Gardens of North Iowa on the way out of town.  I always like to … [Read more...]

Scarecrows Galore

On a recent visit to Clear Lake we stopped at the Central Gardens of North Iowa  to check out what was going on there.  It is one of our favorite places to stop and take pictures as the land scape is always changing and the flowers are so meticulously cared for that it makes a delightful visit each and every time we stop by.  This day was no exception as there was a scarecrow display.  As we strolled through I snapped some pictures and overheard some of the students who were there who had … [Read more...]

What Every Mother Desires

Chris and I have a tradition on Mother's Day.  The boys used to be a part of it although Aaron says he has no memory of this being our tradition so I guess it wasn't a very good one!!!  Church followed by a picnic which usually involved a drive through at Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Maybe not that healthy but it was what I always wanted to do. By Mother's Day you could usually count on the weather being fairly decent in whatever state we were in so it was a win win.   Add to it the gift of flowers … [Read more...]