23 October 2009


The four photos above were taken in Nebraska City
It's a tradition in many families to make a trip here for apples, etc.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after the winter.

- Rachel Carson (founder of contemporary environmental movement)

There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.

- Nathaniel Hawthorne (19th century author)

This is my first time in six years to be in the States during the season of fall! One thing I miss when I'm in Kenya is the four distinct seasons that Nebraska experiences. I've really enjoyed this fall - the changing colors of the trees and even raking them after they fall!

12 October 2009

More Fall Traditons

Hay-rack rides

Carving pumpkins

Aaliyah spent a couple of days with Mom and I recently. On one of the days, she and I went to Wenninghoff Farm for some fun activities - including a hay-rack ride, a maze in a corn field, viewing farm animals (like these goats), and many more.


10 October 2009

Early Snow

The weathermen forecast "flurries"!

Instead, we got six inches!